Tag Archives: cold

Car Un-meme

This isn’t a meme or any­thing, but three things you didn’t know about my car (or maybe you did):

  • In the fall and win­ter, it always smells like wet dog inside.
  • Virtually all year ’round (except for a month or two in the sum­mer), moss grows on the out­side. Mainly this is on the rub­ber gas­ket where the win­dow glass meets the door.
  • Leather seats are unbear­ably cold in the worst win­ter weather and unbear­ably hot in the worst sum­mer weather.

Brrrrrrr

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When it is below freez­ing, lux­u­ries like leather seats (from before the era of elec­tric seat warm­ers) are called into ques­tion.

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Brrrr?

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My brain knows it’s cold. I can see the ther­mome­ter at 30ºF. I can see the frozen pool of ice in the back of the oh-so-well-insulated and oh-so-very-watertight rag­top. Yesterday, I could see the one-snowflake-thick bed of snow on the front lawn.

Yet my body does not feel the cold as much as I would expect. I think part of that is that I have accli­mated to it fairly well. I also think a very large fac­tor is the lack of wind­chill. I remem­ber equiv­a­lent tem­per­a­tures on Boston being hell, but Boston gets some chilly ocean winds and Portland is in the Willamette Valley basin and is fairly calm.

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Sun

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You know, I really do not mind the wind­shield ice scrap­ing and 2 degrees above freez­ing when it is so bright, sunny, and happy out. More cold days should be this sunny.

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Brrrr....

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It is –3 degrees C, but for­tu­nately the sun is out, there is no wind, and no mois­ture. It'll be nice to be down in SoCal for a lit­tle while.

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Brrrrr....

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It has been cold the past few days — like sub­zero in the morn­ings. Fortunately, there is no crazy wind­chill or even much mois­ture (other than the fog/dew of the night), but I did have to snap my frozen car door open and scrape ice off of the wind­shield. It has been warmer in the after­noons, which is good.

Also lately, Ebenezer has been whin­ing at the back door, want­ing to go out­side. He does not quite under­stand that it is no longer sum­mer and that a naked cat prob­a­bly would not enjoy the out-of-doors. That did not stop him from whin­ing. I put him in his har­ness, attached the leash, and opened the door for him to wan­der out. He sniffed at things, ate some grass, and bat­ted at a few crinkly orange leaves, but quickly got uncom­fort­able and became a “spring loaded cat,” try­ing to bounce around and get free of the leash. I picked him up, took him inside, and he sprung forth from my arms (leash still attached) and planted him­self down right in the mid­dle of the heat vent. He did not move from that spot for ten min­utes. He doesn't yowl to go out­side any­more.

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Tea is the Answer

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Walking a half-mile to, and another half-mile from, lunch in 3°C weather can be quite invig­o­rat­ing. And cold. Tea is good.

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