This ain’t about some cute Christmas movie for kids.
It is more about the headlines from last week forecasting that 75% of the country would be experiencing below freezing temperatures this week due to polar vortex conditions.
Indeed, many parts of the country seem to be reaching temperatures that can freeze most alcohols solid. Thanks, Wind Chill.
Also: west coast, best coast!
Netflix seems to have misunderstood the situation, given it’s most recent new release.
I’m guessing they don’t repeat their Bird Box launch numbers with this title. Just a hunch.
I had lunch with mom and dad today and even our waitress was tiffing on our unseasonably nice weather. I suggested it was an El Niño/Niña effect – whichever creates the warm weather versus six months of misery – and all four of us just kind of smiled contentedly and started out the window.
She snapped out of it after a few seconds, gave the view a last smile and went back to handing out warm-ups for the other diners.
Technically, it’s warm enough for my usual Spring outdoor activities…I was chastising myself for not breaking out the old bike this past weekend. Also thinking, “Maybe today…”
Then someone said it was supposed to rain tomorrow.
Such is life.
But I feel like I should at least acknowledge that this is our good fortune, so here I am! But, just so you know that I know your pain, here’s Portland two years ago:
And we are not equipped to handle weather like that, as much of the country is. It shuts up right down. Hell, 1/2″ of snow will shut us down here in PDX.
Luckily, this year…not a problem!
At least, yet…leave it to me to jinx it. Stay safe and warm, everyone!