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I got this in an email today from a friend of mine here, and OMGOSH I laughed so hard. Nothing like moving to North Dakota to give you a true perspective on what it means to be cold! 😆

Cold Weather behavior:

60 above zero: Floridians turn on the heat. North Dakotans plant gardens.

50 above zero: Californians shiver uncontrollably. People are
 sunbathing in Fargo.

40 above zero: Import cars won’t start. North Dakotans drive with the
 sunroof open.

 32 above zero: Distilled water freezes. The water in Devils Lake gets

20 above zero: New Mexicans don long johns, parkas and wool hats &
mittens. North Dakotans throw on a flannel shirt.

 15 above zero: New York landlords finally turn on the heat. People in
 North Dakota have one last cookout before it gets cold.

Zero: People in Miami all die. North Dakotans close the windows.

 10 below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico. North Dakotans dig
 their winter coats out of storage.

25 below zero: Hollywood disintegrates. Girl Scouts in North Dakota still selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero: Washington, D.C. finally runs out of hot air. People in
North Dakota let their dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. North Dakotans
 get upset because the Mini-Van won’t start.

460 below zero: ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin
scale). People in North Dakota can be heard to say, “Cold ’nuff fer ya?”

 500 below zero: Hell freezes over. North Dakota public schools open 2
 hours late.


8 responses »

  1. have we already passed the girl-scout cookie temperature? cause i’ll take some if they’re still knocking on your door these days.

  2. oh I know! I totally want some….but since the WalMart is closed due to TOO MUCH SNOW ON THE ROOF I haven’t seen any. HA!

  3. We lived in Lake Placid, NY 5 years – never did see the schools closed because of weather. I did see minus 40 on the thermometer – no wind chill. Its 53 here right now – central Florida. still cold – lol 😀

  4. A to the M to the E to the N, sister!

  5. HA! That’s pretty darn accurate.

    It’s been in the 30’s here all day and they postponed school for two hours because they were afraid of making the children stand out in the cold that early for the bus. I was thinking….”What the heck do all the poor freezing kids in the north do?”

    We are wimps when it comes to the cold.

  6. Got a BURNING question… Ready!?!! Are you sure you can handle this question.

    Do my yellow flipflops clash with my pink beach towel?


    Do you think as I drink my iced “whatever” o my chaise lounge with a smutty book, rot my brain??

    just sayin

    (he heehee) (love and hugs)

  7. I’m from Seattle. We aren’t to used to the cold. So when I spent this past weekend in Chicago weather at 20 below and 50 below wind chill…lets just say I decided to stay indoors.
    Those North Dakotans are definitely brave in my book.

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