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post #151 of 190
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Originally Posted by Greg Clark View Post
The high today in Austin is 94. What's this "Winter" bullshit again?
Yeah I dunno. I'm actually turning my AC off at night now and occasionally wearing pants here in Orlando. Cold snap!
post #152 of 190
To you people who don't go through the season of Winter: Go get bit by an alligator or some other large reptile.
post #153 of 190
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Originally Posted by Greg Clark View Post
The high today in Austin is 94. What's this "Winter" bullshit again?
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Originally Posted by DARKMITE8 View Post
Yeah I dunno. I'm actually turning my AC off at night now and occasionally wearing pants here in Orlando. Cold snap!
As a representative of those Chewers who live in the Northern part of the country, I cordially invite you both to take your warm temperatures and perform a reverse bowel movement with them.
post #154 of 190
Guys, guys... don't pick on those who live in warmer climates. They are very delicate, weak, and cannot stand up to such assaults on their character.

That being said, those who choose live through winter in Minneapolis are completely insane. When you have to build a series of tunnels so people can avoid going outside for months at a time, something is amiss.
post #155 of 190
My dog is happy to go out. Not just to get some exercise, or to eliminate, but just to lay down and sleep.

So yeah, Winter is Coming. Canadian Winter. Not the weak sauce US version*. The real deal.

EDIT:*Unless you live in Alaska and you kill a moose with your hands.
post #156 of 190
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Originally Posted by MissZooey View Post
That being said, those who choose live through winter in Minneapolis are completely insane. When you have to build a series of tunnels so people can avoid going outside for months at a time, something is amiss.
You've obviously been here in January. Have pity on us.

For what it's worth, as soon as my wife's parents die, we're fucking OUT OF HERE...preferably to Hawaii.
post #157 of 190
It's 86 here right now. Fall is here! Hopefully we can keep it under 90 for Halloween. That happened for the first time in years last year and was really pleasant.

Not having winter is almost worth putting up with all the poverty, racism, and wholesale ignorance!
post #158 of 190
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Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
It's 86 here right now. Fall is here! Hopefully we can keep it under 90 for Halloween. That happened for the first time in years last year and was really pleasant.
You haven't lived until you've been in a climate where you have to design your Halloween costumes to fit over snowsuits.
post #159 of 190
Yeah, just had to bring my plants in. I'm hoping that it's a milder winter this year. I think the best way to encourage that is to not to think about.

NOT THINKING ABOUT WINTER.
NOT THINKING ABOUT WINTER.
NOT THINKING ABOUT WINTER.

It's not working!!!
post #160 of 190
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Originally Posted by InTheShadows View Post
To you people who don't go through the season of Winter: Go get bit by an alligator or some other large reptile.
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
As a representative of those Chewers who live in the Northern part of the country, I cordially invite you both to take your warm temperatures and perform a reverse bowel movement with them.
I lived in NE Pennsylvania for 30 years of my life (and in the Poconos for a few of them). I've had my share of blizzards, shoveling, tire-chains, warming up the car 10 minutes prior to leaving, ice scraping, salt, long underwear, frozen pipes, waiting to be plowed out, digging the car out after being plowed IN, car wrecks due to icy roads, being trapped in my house on Christmas Day AND my birthday (January)...

Florida isn't all fun and games. The nearly year-long yardwork (which is merely a constant beating back of the primordial jungle) and scary hurricane season ain't that great. If the power goes out in Canada, you can burn wood for warmth... the power goes out here in 100 degree weather, and there's no way to get comfortable.

But Nov-Feb, I get to wear a sweatshirt and the bugs aren't as relentless.
post #161 of 190
Fuck, winter's coming back? I thought we got rid of this shit last year!

Curse you rotation of the earth!
post #162 of 190
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Originally Posted by DARKMITE8 View Post
Yeah I dunno. I'm actually turning my AC off at night now and occasionally wearing pants here in Orlando. Cold snap!
That cold snap from last week? Evenings/mornings in the mid 60s? Dropped my pool temp 15 degrees.



Oh, and those fortunate Northern Chewers who call their more unfortunate Southern Chewers "weak" are in fact themselves weak (but they amuse us so).

Humidity is the devil's handiwork.
post #163 of 190
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Originally Posted by HBarr View Post
Oh, and those fortunate Northern Chewers who call their more unfortunate Southern Chewers "weak" are in fact themselves weak (but they amuse us so).

Humidity is the devil's handiwork.
I'm from Houston, TX and am now living in Minneapolis, MN. I've been through killer humidity and killer cold weather; I'll take high humidity any day over this cold weather shit.
post #164 of 190
Humidity doesn't clog the roads with mounds and mounds of snow and ice.
post #165 of 190
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
I'm from Houston, TX and am now living in Minneapolis, MN. I've been through killer humidity and killer cold weather; I'll take high humidity any day over this cold weather shit.
Not to derail too much, but I grew up in Houston too. North side, south side?

Also, I've done the cold thing and a dry cold is nothing compared to a humid heat. Although, I think the next place I re-locate to will be more in the middle. North Carolina, perhaps? Nice blend of both cold and hot.
post #166 of 190
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Originally Posted by Doc Happenin View Post
Humidity doesn't clog the roads with mounds and mounds of snow and ice.
No, but rains do make rivers of the freeways. Plus, the rains tend to bring heaps of mosquitos. Don't have to worry about those in the snow, do you?
post #167 of 190
Seeing as our Summer in Canada started at 6:00Pm last night, and was over by 9am this morning, I GUESS I'm ready for another winter season.

Aside from that, what's wrong with a couple of sweaters and a pair of mitts? You little pussies complaining about the cold in October is laughable.
post #168 of 190
As I said earlier, I'm going to move to Hawaii as soon as my wife's parents die. If she can't handle the island life, I'll see if I can talk her into moving to San Antonio, TX (one of my fav cities). She's a full-on Minnesotan, accent and all, and even SHE is sick of this place.

For Houston: I lived in Spring Branch and Cy Fair, for the most part.
post #169 of 190
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Originally Posted by MissZooey View Post
For the record: I could see my breath when I was walking to work this morning. I bought of cup of tea en route to keep my hands warm.

Oh, God.

It's happening again.
Yay!
post #170 of 190
Thread Starter 
It was 28 degrees Celsius yesterday and going up to 30 today after dips last week as low as 1 C. Canadian fall is so very screwed up.
post #171 of 190
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
I'm from Houston, TX and am now living in Minneapolis, MN. I've been through killer humidity and killer cold weather; I'll take high humidity any day over this cold weather shit.
Psst. You moved in the wrong latitudinal direction.
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As I said earlier, I'm going to move to Hawaii as soon as my wife's parents die.
Pray for an avalanche. Or a Sasquatch attack. Or potluck dinner ("hot dish") food poisoning.

I've been to the Twin Cities once (in Feb). I could feel my nut-sack freeze to my thigh when I stepped off the plane.

Some job recruiters I talked to recently are trying to get me to consider Alberta and Nova Scotia. HAHAHAHAHA
post #172 of 190
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
I'm from Houston, TX and am now living in Minneapolis, MN. I've been through killer humidity and killer cold weather; I'll take high humidity any day over this cold weather shit.
Humidity isn't so bad when you're used to it. Just accept that you won't be able to breathe when you go outside and you're fine.

The real killer about the sub-tropical coast is unqestionably hurricanes. The worst part of hurricanes, aside from the death and destruction, is the legions of condor-sized mosquitos that appear in their wake.

After Hurricane Rita was probably the single most miserable experience of my life- no electricity, tempreature through the roof and humidity topped out, being eaten alive by mosquitos while cleaning up floodwater and cutting up fallen trees. By the time it was all said and done, I had 250 mosquito bites that were in places where I was able to count.
post #173 of 190
I lived through Hurrican Alicia back in the early 80s, so I know (and agree) with what you say there.
post #174 of 190
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Originally Posted by Ryan S~ View Post
It was 28 degrees Celsius yesterday and going up to 30 today after dips last week as low as 1 C. Canadian fall is so very screwed up.
Oh I hear you. We got the same in September, but now it's much more tolerable. And what's with the heathen and their Fahrenheits?
post #175 of 190
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DARKMITE8 View Post
Some job recruiters I talked to recently are trying to get me to consider Alberta and Nova Scotia. HAHAHAHAHA
Consider Alberta. Seriously.

Calgary gets cold in the wintertime (-30 on some days) but it's rarely for longer then three days and then we get a chinook for some really pleasant 10 degree days.
post #176 of 190
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Originally Posted by Ryan S~ View Post
Consider Alberta. Seriously.
A co-worker recently came back from a trip with pictures of BANFF. My interest was piqued.

Utterly beautiful. But I just can't stand the cold.
post #177 of 190
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
You haven't lived until you've been in a climate where you have to design your Halloween costumes to fit over snowsuits.
My, what a scary Antarctic expedition! There's Doc, and MacReady, Nauls...
post #178 of 190
I lived in Seattle for over a decade. It fascinated me endlessly whenever it would snow. The town would just shut down. The power would go out -- and stay out -- for some people and remain off for days on end. The roads never got plowed; I don't think the city ever invested in one. Whenever you turned on the news, they'd show footage of some horse's ass in a station wagon fishtailing down an icy hill.

I'm like John Amos in "Die Hard 2" when it comes to snow.
post #179 of 190
I dated a girl who lived in Florida her whole life and just moved up here. She was fucking awed by the snow, and by fucking awed I mean that exactly as it sounds. Fucking in the snow = awesome.

In Jersey the snow only sticks around for a few days before it melts, most of the time, so its not freezing outside. I couldn't imagine fucking in the snow in a Minnesota winter.
post #180 of 190
I am looking outside and it is snowing. STOP. It isn't even funny.

Oh, and you know how it was 70 degrees on Wednesday, let's just go back to that.
post #181 of 190

We're getting 1-3 inches of snow Thursday night into Friday.  This is supposed to be the heavy, wet snow too.

 

Fuck my life, why do I live here again?

post #182 of 190
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post

Fuck my life, why do I live here again?
  • No earthquakes.
  • No hurricanes.
  • No major wildfires.
  • No murderous heat waves.
  • Nothing venomous that you can't avoid by staying out of creepy old basements.

You're welcome.
post #183 of 190

Who doesn't dream of a white Halloween? Besides Trump voters, I mean.

post #184 of 190
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

Who doesn't dream of a white Halloween? Besides Trump voters, I mean.

 

Welcome to MN, the state where you have to ensure that your Halloween costumes fit over your snowsuits.   Dead serious.

post #185 of 190
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Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post
 
  • No earthquakes.
  • No hurricanes.
  • No major wildfires.
  • No murderous heat waves.
  • Nothing venomous that you can't avoid by staying out of creepy old basements.

You're welcome.

 

Be glad that you got out of Duluth, John.  They're gonna get pounded up there with possible blizzard conditions.

post #186 of 190
Man, I'd take it in a heartbeat, compared to having to worry that I might come home to find my house burned to the ground eight months out of the year.
post #187 of 190

We're getting snow as we speak.  The good news is that it's not sticking...it's pretty much melting right away when it hits the ground, so there's no accumulation anymore (we had some but it all melted about an hour ago).

post #188 of 190

Winter is here.

 

Yesterday started out wonderfully...the high was in the 50s and the sun was out.  It started to rain in the early afternoon, giving everything a good soaking.  The temperature plummeted in the late afternoon while it was still raining, so we had a nice rain/snow mix that lasted for a few hours until it eventually just became snow.  Unfortunately, all of that rain froze, so the roads today have a coating of snow over a slick ice surface, resulting in slooooooooooooooooow traffic, lots of spinouts, and bumper cars.  As I write this, the current temperature is 17 F, and we're gonna be at or around this temperature for the foreseeable future.

 

Gonna be a long winter.

post #189 of 190
It'll be 80° here on Thursday.

😎
post #190 of 190
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

It'll be 80° here on Thursday.

😎

 

Wuss.

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