Monday, December 15, 2008


During the day today, it was 31 degrees, and the wind chill was below 20 degrees.

This is a humanitarian crisis. I can't wear shorts.

When it gets this cold down here, we expect to see frozen bodies stacked on the side of the road like cordwood.

Part of the problem is that we don't have proper winter clothing. I don't even have anything that would remotely qualify as a "winter" coat, because I'm not spending money on something I'd wear for an hour every year.

I swam today, too. Heated outdoor pool, yes, but cold wind on a wet body was still brutal.

I know--you Canadians wear swimsuits MADE OUT OF ICE. Noted.

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