1L winter memories picture of the day

I feel it

I finally broke down and bought a face mask.

Stella and I were walking home when the wind smacked us in the face. We stopped, had an “oh hell nah” moment, and went to the Mountaineering store near the law school.

I bought the face mask for $20 and a thermal hat and neck band for $2 each.

The low tonight is -20. According to the local news, tonight is Minneapolis’s coldest night in five years.

The news coverage of the weather is hilarious:
Perhaps all the national attention actually makes us content: The rest of you, you don’t know cold like we know cold. We’ve got salt. We’ve got snowplows. We’ve got stoicism. We can handle it.
The best part of the story was this:
Zielske, who likes to say she “married into this weather,” said her parents love calling her from Nevada to tell her the Twin Cities weather forecast.

“They’re more obsessed with my weather than I am,” she said. “They have no Minnesota connection — they were born and raised in British Columbia and then moved to the Pacific Northwest, and now they live in Las Vegas — but I think they like to gloat that they have a child who is managing to exist in what they consider this kind of deathly, unfriendly, inhuman terrain that we call home.”
My mother does that too! She lives in Miami but is always aware of the Minneapolis weather. She’ll call from the beach and ask, “Is it cold enough for ya?”

I still love Minnesota. Seriously. But tonight you can find me inside, in bed, under 4 blankets, wearing a sweater and two pairs of long johns.

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    January 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    -20? Over here is 20 and I think that is cold enough! Can I ask a favor? Can you throw some water outside and see if it freezes in midair? Is that even possible?

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    January 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    My parents only live an hour away from me, so they experience the cold for themselves. It’s 5 degrees here now! Oh, the Midwest is cruel…

    Oh and I would love to have a face mask. My friend and I were just talking about those today, but we decided we’d look like creepers if we got them…not saying you look like a creeper or anything. Hmm, yeah…

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    January 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I totally look like a creeper. A warm one!

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    January 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Well with negative windchill, it’s probably worth it, haha.

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