-16º

So it was cold today. Like awesomely cold; I was literally in some awe of how cold it was. Apparently a large swath of the United States was caught in a polar vortex, which seems to be a real thing despite sounding like a Star Trek episode name. Basically a lot of places were colder than usual. I hear they even canceled school in Florida. I guess they don’t know what to do with cold weather in January down there.

I love winter and the cold, so I was looking forward to feeling some of the coldest temperatures I’ve felt in a while. Today definitely delivered. I got to feel a temperature I probably won’t get to feel for a long time: -16º.

Apparently something magical happens at this temperature. Obviously when you step outside you immediately feel cold, but when you start to breathe, you feel something amazing. You can feel the moisture around your nostrils crystalizing a little. It’s like a small treat the world has given you, especially if you’ve never experienced it before. I’m sure other things happen too, but this is what I most noticed. That and how fucking cold it was.

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3 thoughts on “-16º

  1. Anik

    Describing feeling -16 degrees as “a small treat the world has given you” isn’t quite #firstworldproblems since its not a problem to you so I guess I’ll call it #firstworldprivilege

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  2. Pingback: -15º | Joey Learns Celsius

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