Ohai back at ya. I see you're at a balmy 8 degrees right now. I can almost smell the coconut oil from all the sunbathers. Consider that face skritched...and I'll throw in some giblets as a treat for her a bit later. I've got a chicken ready to go on the grill. Do you prefer dark meat or light?
Do your cats sleep with you? Becky has her own bed. We've only shared a bed on one trip when we rented a house in Tahoe for my folks' 60th wedding anniversary. It was kind of a nice treat but I'm old school when it comes to dogs on furniture. I have no problem getting down on the floor to wrestle and cuddle with her though. I'd imagine it's a whole different proposition to keep cats off a bed, though.
LOL! Aw, you just have to have the right outdoor gear and at least two cats (or one purty black Lab) at night!! And I'm not a completely silly woman. I don't spend much time out in THAT kind of cold. Besides, here in the computer lab, the picture window looks right at the Pintlars, so it's kind of like watching a video and staying warm at the same time!!
At 44 below I fear it would only take the slightest of jostling to shatter my frosticles. I have no doubt it's lovely though. I'm thinking a good HD video of those scenes would be far more comfy. I'm sure it wouldn't do the scenery justice but it would be far toastier. I like to think of myself as fairly hardy but I'm not convinced I'm cut out for -44.
Looks lovely!!! I don't want to aggravate your frosticles outbreak but it did get down to -26 with a wind chill of -44. And that was at 7AM!! But it's fantastically clear and the Pintlars were on fire with the sunrise!! We have lots of snow and it has that 'squeaky' quality when you walk on it. So, I'm a pretty happy camper!
No doubt about it; Gore is a stud. I wonder if he'll be back next year. This season was so disappointing. I'm glad it's over so now I'm cheering on the DUBS!! Our local sports station gave us a nice treat over the holiday. I hated having to listen to Buck do the play by play for the World Series. He's an ass. There was about a five second delay between our regular crew's coverage on the radio and the TV...radio was ahead. In any case, they synched up the audio from the radio broadcast with the video from Fox and rebroadcast it over the holidays. I can finally watch the series with MY guys calling the game!!!! I think I got a case of frosticles just reading your note about the weather there. This should make you feel better to see how I spent my day. http://cheezburger.com/8414158080
Ch-ch-changes!! So, it's SportsballMonday on the blog and Evan said farewell to Harbaugh...so I made a gif to give props to Gore and I'll be damned if they didn't tag it for FP!! http://cheezburger.com/8413772544 Must be some Niners fans over at SenorGif! PS...Can you say snow? I can't because my lips are frozen. Snowing and blowing and -2 right now. -28 forecast for tonight...hope there's no wind!
I'm fortunate in that unstable ground isn't an issue in my neighborhood and while we expected heavy winds, there were no trees blown down close by. Early last week I was thinking about a short trip over to Big Basin State Park but I'll have to wait on that. The roads up in the Santa Cruz Mts. often get minor slides. Flooding isn't a problem anywhere close to me either. It's a pretty stable neighborhood about a mile from where you begin the inclines into the mountains. I hesitate to call them mountains as they top out about 3000 feet but that's what they're called. There are some areas down in SoCal that perpetually have to worry about mudslides. I don't envy them at all. I'll bet the mountains above you look amazing right now.
Wow. Having been through a couple of those types of storms while living in Orange County, I sympathize. Hope you haven't had any tree mishaps or collapses or landslides in your neighborhood. We have a couple inches of snow on the ground right now and it's gonna snow all day. Not too cold though so the snow is wet and heavy. It will probably all run off by tomorrow afternoon :(
Sounds like today would have been a good day to get out and stock up for you. You definitely have us beat for weather extremes down here. That said, in San Jose we had nearly 3 1/2 inches of rain yesterday which represents about 25% of our average annual rainfall.