Friday, January 16, 2009


Oh, snap! Do I have some boogies? No! My nose hairs are frozen!

Old Blue made some uncarlike groans this morning when we started her. I didn't realize that our car had the capacity to even register a negative temperature. But she does. There it was: a cute little "-" sign just to the left of the number 11.

Here's What Negative Seventeen Degrees Looks Like

Okay, Wilbur. Here's your eleven below reading. But it's really seventeen below. Our trusty thermometer picks up some of the heat from the house.

Once you hit negative numbers, though, it's all academic. That s*** is cold.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Here's What Negative Eleven Degrees Looks Like

We are living through South Bend's coldest night in a decade! It's eleven degrees below zero and falling. Accuweather says the "real feel" is 45 below. So here's to our new furnace.