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Old 01-18-2011, 05:36 PM
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LOL from a Canadian who can relate!
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:39 PM
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Yup, it gets chilly here in Maine sometimes. It hasn't been too bad yet this winter--this morning I think has been about the coldest so far--around 4 below at my house--colder up North.

The worst I've seen it is -30 with no wind chill. When you step outside and your nostrils instantly freeze together and you can hear the trees around you cracking from the sap freezing, it's cold. Don't even get me started about having to go to the outhouse at camp (up by the Canadian border in Houlton) when it's -30!

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Old 01-18-2011, 08:11 PM
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Canadian girl here It's been about -20 ... and then about -30 with the windchill the past week! It's going to get "warmer" this week hahahah about -15ish...
It's so cold.. feels like my nose hairs are all frozen and gonna fall off!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Almeeker wrote...."I think on the days when I weigh up a little my scale should say to me "Oh Honey, what did you eat?". And then it should remind me that I gave all my fat pants to Goodwill and if I get any bigger I'll have to go naked, and it's January - in Michigan."

I just wanted to say that I live out here in the flatlands North of the Windy and just spittin' distance South of the Cheddar Curtain and I don't know a lot but our first two chilluns spent their freshman year at college at The University of the Tundra, yep, UNM, up in gorgeous Marquette, Michigan on the tropical southern shoreline of Lake Superior, in the beautiful U.P.

Sooooo...I thought I'd share this with you in an email or IM but didn't know how so here goes...Hope you enjoy all the comparisons--------

Michigan vs. Other Places ---Temperature Conversion Chart

@ +70 degrees---Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear.
People in Michigan go swimming in the rivers.

@ +60 degrees---North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
People in Michigan plant gardens.

@ +50 degrees---Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Michigan sunbathe.

@ +40 degrees---Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Michigan drive with the windows down.

@ +32 degrees---Distilled water freezes.
Lake Erie water gets thicker.

@ +20 degrees---Floridians put on coats, thermal underwear, gloves and woolly hats.
People in Michigan throw on a flannel shirt.

@ +15 degrees---Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Michigan have the last cookout before it gets cold.

@ +10 degrees---People in Miami all freeze and stiffen. Rigor mortis.
Michiganders lick the flagpole.

@ 0 degrees---Californians fly away to Mexico .
People in Michigan get out their winter coats.

@ -10 degrees---Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling cookies door to door.

@ -25 degrees---Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic .
Michigan Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

@ -30 degrees---Mount St. Helen's freezes.
People in Michigan rent some videos.

@ -40 degrees---Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Michiganders get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.

@ -45 degrees---Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.
Cows in Michigan complain about farmers with cold hands.

@ -60 degrees---ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale).
People in Michigan start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"

@ -100 degrees---Hell freezes over.
The Lions win the Super Bowl!

Keep up the good work! Keep on smiling and helping each other!---Albie
Weather humor from our log cabin in Michigan - The Log Home Neighborhood
ROFLMAO!!! I am actually cackling over this one so hard that my kids are getting that "look" going between them, the one that says "who's gonna be the one to take mom to the home?".
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:35 AM
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Default Albie, you are too much!

And you nailed the SoCal. Actually at 40 degrees men no longer go outside because it is too cold for shorts and they can't remember where they put their last pair of long pants. And women won't go out because the only shoes they own are flip-flops.

You got your bedroom/slipper flip-flops, your pool flip-flops, your just running to store flip-flops, your business casual flip-flops, and your formal flip-flops. Teva and other companies have even introduces your running flip-flops, and your hiking flip-flops.

And how did this morph from "oh that scale" to "oh that thermometer"? Who cares!

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:33 PM
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At least we in the frozen North burn more calories trying to saty warm!
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by almeeker View Post

I'm from Minnesota, so this list rang very true.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:13 PM
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Default RE: Albie, you are too much!

Thanks for all the great participation, everyone! I'm just trying to lend my two cents to the collective effort and I know that smiles, grins and laughter burn calories! Scientists Think Laughing Helps Shed Pounds

I think all of us should take a personal moment and smile and feel good about being part of this very supportive community!

My best to all of FitDay Nation!

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