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calendar   Tuesday - February 24, 2015

C-c-c-cold

Horry Clap, it’s -7°F outside. And the sun is up, bright and shining. I bet it was -9 or -10 before dawn.

I wouldn’t know. I was blissfully asleep. For almost 5 1/2 hours. Longest sleep I’ve had in a week.

No, I didn’t fix the heat yet. But I had a really solid pile of blankets on the bed, 6 layers deep plus I slept in my clothes. I even put a tattered old cashmere sweater around the pillow. So I slept great under all that. Like childhood memories of camping in New England in summer, with surprise frosty nights in August. Let the weight of all the blankets crush the cold out of you.

TV news says temperature records were broken all over the tri-state area.




If you’ve got to go outside, layer up my friends. Wool and cashmere by your skin, a few layers of loft over that, and something on the outside to block the wind. Go long; cover your waist, your backside, your thighs, your knees. Don’t even think about not wearing gloves and a hat. Mittens are better, but get good mittens. Wool lined leather, with cuffs. And put your fashionista shoes for the office in a bag, and get out the snow pac boots. Dress like you’re 6. It’s snowsuit and red rubber boots weather. Mitten clips optional, but recommended. And pee first this time, m’kay?

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OMG, remember these?

Damn, I am fixing that heater today. Or else.



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local commuters waiting for the train


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