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February 8th, 2003

Cold or Snow?

One of the beauties of living in Chicago is that, during the winter, we often get both frigid cold and wacky snowfall. Frigid cold, of course, for Chicago; International Falls, Minnesota, seems to be the coldest place in the lower 48 sometimes.

But what if you could choose? Either very cold, below zero temperatures and unspeakably cold wind chills… or getting a fair amount of snow, which has the potential to shut down the city?

I really don’t enjoy the cold much. But a lot of snow is something I also don’t like very much (especially if I need something, and Kozmo no longer exists….) So I’d probably still go with the cold, simply because I could still get around outside.

[I might add that the idea of having a warm winter due to climate freaks me out a bit.]

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday February 8, 2003 -- 8:17:27 pm
I will totally take the cold. Snow is bad for business, and people can't drive in it here (PA). Nor can we clear the streets after it snows! We just had our 13th snowfall of the season, and the guys who cleared my neighborhood must have gotten the munchies or something because they left without finishing one street, and today it was solid ice. Give me the cold any day!
Ask me how much I hate humid weather, go ahead, ask.
I am headed for San Diego this week, where I will gleefully enjoy the upper 60s. This is the best time of year to be in the CA desert east of LA and San can spend hours walking around with no real health danger.
The only thing I like about snow is seeing the bunny tracks in the snow.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday February 9, 2003 -- 3:03:02 am
Give me heat! I cannot wait until it is spring and every hour of every day is perfect for a stroll through the neighborhood. (Except when it's raining, of course.)

FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Sunday February 9, 2003 -- 2:14:21 pm
Give me the snow anyday...You can always shovel the snow (and ski on it, as well!), but the wind is just a pain in the ass. (Unless you like flying kites...bah)

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