Thursday, December 3, 2009

baby, it's subzero outside


For those of you who have never been to Antarctica (no need to raise your hands, I can pretty much guess), I just wanted to let you know--you don't have to!

To experience the barren wilderness and freezing cold temperatures, just come here.

I live here. Only for 2 more weeks, but still. This morning I was scraping my car for about ten seconds and then decided the small window of vision was enough. That and I couldn't feel my hands. Ten seconds, people! Also, when I walk from the library to the Hinckley, I have to re-teach my face how to smile. You think I'm exaggerating, right? Well, I didn't used to believe all of the horror stories about Idaho winters. I figured that since I live in Utah, it's pretty much the same, right? That's like thinking that the weather in Oregon and Texas is the same. I know that now...and I have been humbled by the black ice and snow and the -12 degree mornings. Yowza!

Last night the Bedkes and I had our annual "freeze-out" where we walk down Main Street to look at the lights. We didn't make it very far.... mostly we got to the grocery store, which is only four or five blocks from my apartment. The weather has finally one-upped me!

7 comments:

Amy said...

Oh those Rexburg winters. When it hit 50 in the spring girls would lay out in their swimsuits. True story. Just two more weeks Kenz, hang in there.

Jen said...

Kenz, lets not confuse Idaho with Rexburg - because I too live in Idaho and it's not like Rexburg. My nose hairs used to freeze when I would wall to class. I also had my hair break clean off once on the way back from swim class because it was frozen solid - not so good! I don't miss the cold but I do miss my college days!

Jen said...

I just read my post and it kinda sounded like I meant my nose hairs broke clean off - not so - just my regular hair! LOL!

Kristen Moss said...

I dont mrexburg at all and I dont envy you at all!

chelsea said...

haha kenz i miss warm weather too...come to my apartment and i will make you some delicious sugar free hot cocoa :)

what was i thinking?! said...

Glad you finally have something to develop your character a little...

Terri said...

Closed school when I was there saidour lungs could freeze if we breathed in the air. Wore a scarf over my whole face for sometime. I LOVE REXBURG