Saturday, January 9, 2010

Frostbite in Florida

It is freaking cold outside.

Like, it's 1:30 in the afternoon and it's currently 34 degrees.

In Florida, that's INSANE. Do you know how many days in my Native Floridian life we've had days this cold?

Um, not many.

I kind of like it for a day or two, but then it needs to get back up to the 50s, lol.

This week, as a whole, has been cold. That's another rarity. Usually, we'll get a 2-4 day cold snap, then it's back to the 70s. We're on a full week of cold weather and it's not stopping until about next Thursday. At that point, I'll be flying to Memphis..... where I'm presuming it will be cold.

People..... I don't own two weeks worth of cold weather clothes.

**** We pause this writing of the blog, as there are reports of SNOW about 10 miles from my house.*****

I'm back. It totally has been snowing!!! It wasn't the snow that you Northerners are used to, but it was snow. I took video of it and will try to post it later, if Blogger will cooperate.

My brother got a phone call from one of his friends and his girlfriend, who both live on the same side of town, to tell him that it was snowing. I literally jumped up, grabbed my robe (I was still in my PJs), and got in the car, lol. We drove over there..... it was snowing as we were driving, too!

Seriously, so cool! The last time it snowed here was in 1977. Today, January 9, 2010, it has snowed, lol.

Like I said, I'll try to post video, later.

What I was going to say before the little newsbreak was that my lack of cold weather clothes is causing problems.

Thursday morning, I had an early morning event at a Holiday Inn. I had to be there at 5am. At first, while we were setting up, I was fine. But, once everything started, my job is to sit at the front table and greet people.

Usually, I'm cold at the Holiday Inn. They like to keep it at 70 degrees in that lobby, so I bring a jacket, even in the summer. Thursday morning, they didn't need the A/C. The cold air blasting through the lobby everytime someone would walk in kept the place at about 60. Lucky me..... I was in direct line of the cold air blast. By 6:30, my teeth were chattering, despite my long sleeves, hoodie jacket, and the only coat I own.

One of the people at the front desk took pity on my and had housekeeping bring me two huge blankets. I looked like the Yeti, but I didn't care because I was finally warm.

D took a picture because he thought it was funny, lol......

Stay tuned, as I'll try to post proof of SNOW in Central Florida.


MLC84 said...

I'm in Biloxi MS for military training and it's FREEZING here! And that's coming from someone who's from Chicago!! I didn't bring a jacket either :-( I wasn't expecting this type of weather at all.

Gina said...

Stop your whining...the windchill here is FIVE DEGREES! Just kidding. Well, about the whining. It really is that cold here. And that's in the direct sunlight. It's crazy cold!

Brittany Ann said...

I know! I'm freezing! And it's snowing! WHOA. I had to go shopping today for more sweaters. No Floridians can do enough laundry for this!

You look adorable in your blanket though! Hopefully your socks aren't too holey:) No one wants cold toes!

Lil' Woman said...

It is ridiculously cold here....BRRRRRRRR!!!

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

snow in florida! how awesome!!!