Posts Tagged: cold weather

Master of my universe

Too long have I played the role of the mastered. No longer. Now, I am the master. I have allowed the preternatural cold air lingering in South Florida to imprison me in my domicile. Eliminating from me that pristine time before cars and small mammals roam the roads and the colorful appearance of the sun… Read more »

It wasn’t reading the book that left me cold…

…it was the cold that left me reading the book. My antipathy towards cold cannot be overstated or too oft repeated. I have attempted to distill it to a single sentence that I offer to any and everyone who asks: “I put on a sweater to open the refrigerator.” While it is not quite to… Read more »

The only thing worse than cold is heat

Boy, I can’t stand heat. It’s the absolute worst. Apparently, winter has finally come to South Florida (and most of the East Coast, too). Temperatures have been awful (by my standards), with even a dip into the (gasp) 40’s projected for the weekend. For the most part, I’ve been able to put up with the… Read more »

Dripping wet in the cold or Thermodynamics is fun!

Winter has come! After many fits and starts, we’ve had our extended stay of cold temps (down to the 50’s…gasp!) and so I dub this time, Winter. Before the temperatures dropped below livable (i.e., below 68), I managed to keep up my daily walks. On my final walk before the low 60’s arrived, I was… Read more »

What a difference an hour makes

Finally, a hole in the weather after a week’s worth of unprecedented torrential rains. “Unprecedented”? In December; in South Florida? You betcha! The skies remained mean and the forecast grim, but I intended to “cheat” Mom Nature as much as I could by squeezing in whatever mileage I could get after being knocked off my… Read more »

Road game

Continuing my series of posts related to my upcoming Great North American Baseball Road Trip… Packing for this trip is going to be a challenge.  Especially so for me and my born-in-Florida blood. I’ve tried to design the trip to put the northernmost cities at the back-end of the journey, more towards late June and… Read more »

She’s hot!

We’re having one of our rare cold snaps down here…temperatures actually dipped into the 40’s (brrr-time getting the paper this morning). One good thing about the cold (correction, the ONLY good thing about the cold) is that I can dig out the beloved little packets of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate and brew myself a mug…. Read more »