Friday, February 20, 2015

Cold Weather Rant

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The weather has been a bit on the chilly side here, lately. Woke up to negative temps yesterday which caused a lot of schools to close. I get why city schools close, but colleges? It’s not like the students are walking to school or outside waiting for a bus. Plus, I consider college students ADULTS. Hello! You won’t be excused from work for negative temps. Oh, unless you’re a teacher at the college. Then I guess you do.

Sometimes I think the people around here are wimps. It’s Ohio. It’s gonna get cold in the winter. Gripe all you want, but deal with it.

Okay, rant over. Whew. Hadn’t had one of those in awhile.

Tomorrow is my sweetie’s birthday. We’re going to our friend’s house to celebrate. Then on Sunday we’ll use the coupon he received for a free dinner at BD’s Mongolian Grill (he loves that place).

So… What are your plans for the weekend? Anything good?

Have a Happy Friday!!



Maria Zannini said...

Good point about colleges. Nobody ever gave me a day off for freezing weather, especially when I lived up north.

In Texas, people stay home if the roads are icy, but that's mostly because there's not enough sand/salt to treat the overpasses. Lots of wrecks.

Fortunately, it rarely gets icy here.

JeffO said...

I have to say, I've never tried Mongolian food--I hope it's good!

B.E. Sanderson said...

I went to college in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We didn't have cold weather days, or even snow days, we just bundled up and walked to class.

Happy Birthday to your Sweetie! I hope he has a great day and an awesome dinner. =o)

No plans here. Staying in, staying warm, trying to avoid driving on the icy roads. That sort of thing.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I've driven through parts of Texas when it got icy. That wasn't fun! But getting a flat tire in all that could have been the reason. I certainly wasn't dressed for the weather (because I wasn't expecting it to get that cold).

Jeff - Not sure it's really Mongolian food. Mostly meat and vegetables they cook on a grill in front of you. Here's the website, in case you were interested:

Beth - Mmmm... Staying in and staying warm. Sounds like a good plan to me!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Yeah, I don't see why Wright State and Sinclair would close due to cold. Gotta love those tunnels! But the students at UD, OSU and Miami do a LOT of walking--I so don't envy them! People here are not used to this kind of cold. I will be glad when it's gone!

The Happy Whisk said...

Yep, I feel the same way about the winter.

Happy Birthday to your Honey Bunny. Hope you guys have a great time.

Not sure what the plans are this weekend. I would very much like to gut part of my kitchen area that isn't working for me. But a trip to Barnes would be nice, too.

Happy Weekend & Boogie Boogie.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Clark State closed, too, and they don't even really HAVE a campus. I've lived here over 20 years and I remember plenty of winters where it got cold like this (one year--95? 96?--my car actually FROZE and I had to have it towed home). Yeah, I hate the cold, but it kind of comes with the state. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Somehow I think gutting your kitchen would be fun for you. Am I wrong? Boogie Boogie back atcha!

The Happy Whisk said...

You're correct. It's a puzzle to me and I like putting it back together. But I have this one flippin' area that's driving me bat crap crazy. Whoever designed this kitchen, never cooked in one.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I'm guessing that's the case in MOST kitchens built. :)

LD Masterson said...

I particularly worry about the high school kids in the extreme cold. I found out this year that the reason so many of them only wear hoodies to school in the winter is, unless the kid is really small, the lockers aren't big enough to stuff a winter coat into and they have no other place to put them. I guess the same may be true of some college students.

The Happy Whisk said...

My dream kitchen is a prep kitchen. NOTHING like what's seen in Better Homes & Gardens, but rather a real prep kitchen, similar to the ones I've worked in.

Ah .. to dream.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Linda - I can understand if we lived in an area that never saw snow or freezing temps, but we're in Ohio. It will get cold. College students should be prepared, because unless they get a job down south, they'll certainly be required to report to work during cold snaps.

Ivy - Hey, sometimes dreams come true! :)

dolorah said...

My plans are book reading :) Not cold here, but I am being lazy.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Donna - I'm quite lazy on many weekends. It's fun! Enjoy your book. :)

Michael Seese said...

When I drove to work yesterday, my car's thermometer showed -19.

Plus, at the risk of sounding like one of those "uphill both way" rants, when I was a kid, they never canceled school because of cold. Snow, sure. But cold... never!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Michael - Yep, I can see snow canceling stuff. Gotta clear the roads and parking lots. In fact, snow has cancelled our plans today. Bummer! :(