Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Laugh or cry? Either way I feel the pain.

I saw this and just had to share. Though I find it quite tragic to think that anywhere would have to deal with cold, I got a good laugh out of this. I just hope no palms or succulents were hurt in the outbreak of this "arctic event."  But all jokes aside, I really do feel for the folks of SoCal, I hate cold too!


  1. It's tough on them, they aren't prepared and many plants aren't hardy.

    We don't get cold often, but when we do our news sounds a bit like that too.

    1. I actually feel quite sad for them... I remember when I was in Sarasota they would interrupt television programs if their were freeze warnings for the county. It was a big deal.

  2. Wimps! Maybe they should plant for their flash...LA is not Hilo. Anymore than Abq is Aspen.

    1. My favourite part is the report from Huntington Beach about 48 degrees and clear skies! Arctic! But I do sympathize.

      I think I could handle gardening in Hilo! It will test people's theory of the zone 11 pockets of SoCal.

  3. If called on it, most of us in SoCal freely admit that we're indeed wimps when it comes to what you in the PNW would probably consider cool, or possibly (shudder), "comfortable" temps. I figure that our blood must be thinner than you hardier types. Just like the newscasters you featured, I'm afraid we really do whine - a lot - when daytime temps are in the 50s or, God forbid, we get a night-time temp of 32 degrees.

    1. Don't worry, I would agree with you guys. 50's are freezing! In fact I have often been quoted to say that I dislike any temperatures under 75F. I think I was born with thin blood too! I was even gifted tanning packages this year because someone overheard my whining about the cold.

  4. Got this from my niece in Alaska and thought of your post.

    At 65 degrees above zero:
    People in Florida turn on the heat.
    People in Alaska plant gardens.

    At 60 degrees above zero:
    People in California shiver uncontrollably.
    People in Alaska sunbathe.

    At 50 degrees above zero:
    Italian and English cars won't start.
    People in Alaska drive with the windows down.

    At 40 degrees above zero:
    People in Georgia don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and wool hats.
    People in Alaska throw on a flannel shirt.

    At 35 degrees above zero:
    New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
    People in Alaska have the last cookout before it gets cold.

    At 20 degrees above zero:
    People in Miami all die.
    People in Alaska close the windows..

    At zero degrees:
    People in Arizona fly away to Mexico.
    People in Alaska get out their winter coats.

    At 10 degrees below zero:
    Hollywood disintegrates.
    Girl Scouts in Alaska are selling cookies door to door.

    At 20 degrees below zero:
    Washington, DC, runs out of hot air.
    People in Alaska let the dogs sleep indoors.

    At 30 degrees below zero:
    Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
    Alaskans get upset because they can't start the snowmobile.

    At 40 degrees below zero:
    ALL atomic motion stops.
    People in Alaska start saying, "Cold enough for ya?"

    At 50 degrees below zero:
    Hell freezes over.
    Alaska public schools are open.

    1. Oh my goodness! That is one of the best things I have read in a long time. I love the "at 20 degrees above zero people in Miami all die," it reminds me of seeing frozen iguanas after the cold a couple of winters ago! I think I rank in the first category, 65 is far too cold and represents the limits that I can comfortably function. Below 75 is when it feels chilly.