Today in Chicago, the windchill factor is expected to reach as low as 20 to 25 degrees below zero. When I read that, three things popped into my mind...
1) I really need to move closer to the equator.
2) Can't we have just a LITTLE global warming? If a Chicago winter was warm enough so that my testicles stayed outside my body - - instead of retreating to a cozy, uncomfortable spot just beside my left lung - - would that be such a bad thing?
3) I remembered that David Sedaris once said...
"In Chicago, you have real winters. Anywhere you go after living in Chicago the winters are a joke, even New York and especially Paris.
"In Chicago, you have life or death winters. A trip to the store or the commute to work is like a life and death struggle.
"In Chicago, there were always times where, if the bus did not come in 5 minutes or less,
I knew I was going to die."
When I actually walk outside in all of this, only one thought will pop into my mind...
1) Holy Fuck, is it cold!!!