Monday, January 21, 2008

How Cold?

How cold was it today? Frozen piss cold!

Julee and I both had the morning off today and so we set out to explore. When the alarm clock woke us up the radio said that it was 15 degrees out. That might not sound all that impressive to those who live in Rexburg or other places were it is that cold all winter, But believe me there is a big difference between dry cold and humid cold! We bundled up and headed out. I was wearing two coats and so was Julee, it made me feel like I was Ralphie's little brother off of the Christmas Story. It actually took effort to put my arms down.

When walking in Manhattan an important survival skill you learn quick is watching were you step. If you don't pay attention you are guaranteed to step in several little presents left by the local population of little rats people call dogs around here. This morning something was different though. The piss was frozen! This set me off on a tangent about how ranking things on a scale of one to ten is too easily exaggerated. When speaking about how cold it is, it should be: "on a scale of one to frozen piss." That way when someone asks how cold it is you can say it is frozen piss cold, and they will know one, that it is really cold, and two, that you are not just exaggerating or comparing it to...lets say, the weather in Florida.

After that excitement we got on the 6 train and headed up to the end of the line to Pelham Bay Park. The park is part of the Bronx and is the biggest park in New York. Julee and I stopped at a diner for breakfast and then spent an hour exploring a small section of the park. We saw a WWI monument, ran through leafs, saw gees, walked on a beach, thought about swimming, and lastly skated on a frozen pond. Wow it was nice to get out of the city and at certain spots you couldn't even see any tall buildings! It was cool to be able to get close to the water and smell the coast.


mindy said...

We totally know how you feel! Illinois is just like that. In fact this last weekend it was in the single digits the whole time. Way to go on getting out and exploring eventhough it was freezing!

Wright Life said...

Frozen piss cold eh! Its been too long for me. Today I was in a t-shirt and shorts. But I am going to Des Moines tomorrow and I will be reminded of what that feels like.

Katie said...

Haha, that's crazy cold. That's fun that you went exploring though. I'm impressed!
We're taking Josh out today and I'm a bit nervous about the frozen tundra feeling, but we'll see....

Suspension Bridges said...

I would like to know the proper words to describe cold when nothing freezes but it is still cold? I love your blog, you guys are so funny.