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Polar vortex-ing

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Polar vortex...like the Polar Express

but with less music (and no elves).

Minus 33 wind chill sure puts a crimp in my running plans, the only thing getting a real workout is the furnace (thank heavens, it's in shape).


Apparently this polar vortex thing has been around since ancient times. Funny you only hear about it when it hits the corn belt. Usually we blame Canada (sorry, my Canadian peeps) for their cold air masses, but this time we have to go a bit more north. Harrumph.


To paraphrase what Will Rogers once said about the weather (in Oklahoma, I'm assuming, but stick with me here), 'wait a while and it'll change'. Looking at the forecast for Friday it's supposed to be 40 degrees and rain. Wha?

To sum up: The weather is a bit weird this year. I'm finding a treadmill today.


P.S. The SyFy channel, in all it's glory, actually did run a show called "Sharknado". You'll have to see it to believe it.



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MBTEPP 1/14/2014 12:20AM

    You have my sympathies. I was lucky enough to dodge the bullet on this cold front. The winter is long from over. But like you, I got my first Burpee catalog, and love to think about spring being around the corner.

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DOGLADY13 1/8/2014 9:15PM

    This morning it was 8 degrees when I left for work. It was 29 by 4:00. Thank you Jesus!

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WATERMELLEN 1/8/2014 7:56PM

    It's waaaaaaay too cold in my neck of the woods (Canada, sorry) as well. But I know we're not exporting any because it's all staying right here.

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BUBBALOOGA123 1/7/2014 11:09PM

    Sending you virtual sunshine in exchange for the Sharknado pic!! Too funny!
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GRANDMABABA 1/7/2014 9:19PM

    Warmer will be nice!

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BLITZEN44 1/7/2014 8:22PM

    Minus 33! This has got to be killing off range herds, namely cattle, by the 1000's. McDonalds and Burger King better be thinking about a new kind of burger for 2014. Glad you're staying warm & thanks for sharing the funny pics!

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SIRIUS2014 1/7/2014 4:19PM

    LOL emoticon

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HEALTHY-SPARK 1/7/2014 3:17PM

    hahaha. The photos are so funny. Plus I love the, "Like the polar express but with less music and no elves." hah. Glad I'm in Albuquerque where it's far more tolerable. Have a great day!


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CHANGE4FIT 1/7/2014 2:57PM

    Cute blog-feeling the same way here in N C. Temps are supposed to get up into the 50 and 60s by the weekend...of course, it was 67 when I left home Monday morning and this morning is was about 12 (not counting the wind chill). Wacky Weather!

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MOTHEPRO 1/7/2014 2:53PM

    emoticon Love your 2nd picture!

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ZOEANAEL 1/7/2014 11:14AM

    Ahahahaha love your Sharknado vs Polar Vortex thing!!!

At least, it's coming to an end! Stay warm near that furnace!

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/7/2014 11:05AM

    Every year and every season of every year there are weather extremes. I am so tired of the media blowing everything out of proportion. It used to be called 'Yellow journalism".

Pshhawww! This artic blast is part of the 'circle of life'. Remember Gramma's "we walke in snow up to our knee caps to get to school". We have become such a nation of pansies!

Harumph! Sorry. Off my soap box. I now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging....

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I_CAN_AMY 1/7/2014 10:17AM

    This made me LOL! I feel like I'm the only person that hasn't had to deal with this crazy weather! You sound you are determined to beat it, GOOD FOR YOU!

Yes, sharknado is real. My brother told me about it, lol!

Stay warm and dry?

Best,

Amy
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RACEWELLWON 1/7/2014 9:46AM

    LOL -I love this blog Ann , we are colder than Alaska at the moment . I have not left my house in two days now . I just might have to venture to my Moms house during the warm up at noon emoticon (o) to help . I have to say I am petrified to drive after watching the news clips - Stay warm - love the Sharknado vs. Polar Vortex - plenty of time to run outside - although yesterday the news channels interviewed a runner in front of lake !! Hugs K

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JAMARIGOLD 1/7/2014 9:45AM

    I'm glad it will be warming up soon. I, too, miss hating the summer heat! Lol Good luck in tracking down a treadmill.
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