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Oh, I'd say 80

How cold is too cold for you? Do you have a favorite way to keep warm when it's miserable outside?

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bluemeanybeany
Jan. 4th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
I'm presently being a good little girl and eating my porridge.
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 01:14 pm (UTC)
My Da had oatmeal every morning. He swore by it, but I'm more partial to bagels.
bluemeanybeany
Jan. 4th, 2014 01:31 pm (UTC)
bagels are most definitely yummier. The coldest I've ever been is in a place called Looe, I broke down and cried it was so cold. Someone gave me a Cornish pasty and I can still recall the feelings of gratitude and relief

The snow situation looks a bit desperate on the East Coast dont it. I'm slightly concerned we won't be getting my work colleagues back on Monday when the office re-opens who went home to New York for Christmas. They were all supposed to be flying back this weekend. *worries*
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, that reminds me of being in the Orkneys. We'd spent the morning tromping around looking at archaeological sites and it was cold and rain had been tiddling down all morning. We stopped at a pub and were given sandwiches and pea soup. That soup was the best thing I'd ever tasted. Between that, the fire and a break in the weather, the afternoon was much better.

I'm thinking that your work colleagues may well be there for a couple more days. It sounds as if they haven't left by now, they won't be leaving for a bit. Even though they are used to bad weather, this is a kicker!
bluemeanybeany
Jan. 4th, 2014 01:58 pm (UTC)
"it was cold and rain had been tiddling down all morning"

Ah of course this is British cold were talking about which in truth isnt actually that cold when compared to the Alps or Moscow or New York snowdrifts or whatever. It is instead the utter, utter misery that comes from being drizzled on for 14 hours straight. The only response to British Cold is to go completely mad, poke about in the mud for a bit saying "Oooo nice piece of Flint!" about any rock you find and then go to the pub until sanity moderately returns.
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
All I know that any time I can see my breath, it's too cold. Been there, done that, moved to California.
bluemeanybeany
Jan. 4th, 2014 04:30 pm (UTC)
I actually approve of weather where I can see my breath cause most of the time it means it's not overcast or rainy. I enjoy cold crisp clear mornings. I'll take cold and clear over mild, damp and wind. Actually I do like cold really then, just sunny cold not wet cold.
grey853
Jan. 4th, 2014 02:35 pm (UTC)
I really don't like below freezing. Having a bright sun helps, but when it's bitterly cold, I don't like it one bit. I have to worry about the car, the house, the animals. It's just one long worry. The cold just makes everything harder to do.

I stay inside, dress in layers, and drink hot black tea, no lemon or sugar. I switch to herbal or decaff after twelve noon because I like sleeping at night and caffeine is not good for that.
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
It's amazing just how much harder everything is when it's cold out. Even in our version of cold, which isn't all that cold, it's still a struggle. The sun really helps out, though.
Георгий Учаев
Jan. 4th, 2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
In Novosibirsk (Siberia, Russia) now -26F (-32C). This is really cold, but not critical. People still walk on the street, but not for very long.
bluemeanybeany
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:14 pm (UTC)
Holy Hell. I would quite literally die if it were that cold. You have my newfound respect as the bravest person I know.

That time I cried cause it was so cold in Cornwall it was probably about minus 10C. I totally just broke, so I can only assume I would be unconscious if it were anywhere remotely close to being -32C.

Edited at 2014-01-04 03:17 pm (UTC)
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
You are a hardy lot, that is for certain. When it gets that cold, nothing works, least of all me.
hippiegal22
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
If I can feel it under my coat it's too cold!
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
Ain't that the truth?
bluemeanybeany
Jan. 4th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
on a thoroughly unrelated note Smaug-Biblo slashing is totally what Tolkien would have wanted right?
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
Smaug/Biblo? I'm lost...
avery11
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
I used to live in the Northeast, where temps often fell into single digits. I'd long for the day when the weather would (briefly) clear and temps hit the mid 50's.

Now, having lived in the Southeast for the past eight years, the mid 50's are no longer feeling all that warm to me. 50 is not awful--just not great. Perfect temps now would be in the mid 70's.

Cold days are soup days. Also, I have a favorite blanket that I nest under. Snuggling with hubby or kitty helps, too. And hot coffee.
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm with you. We never really thought about the weather - you just dealt with it. Now, I would freeze back there! I am spoiled and not hating it at all.
bonniejean1953
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
Well...I live in upstate New York, and have spent my entire life here. I have done winter camping in a tent and in a camper, raced snowmobiles, skied Whiteface Mountain and spent my honeymoon on a bed and breakfast tour of New England in December. The road to Mount Washington in New Hampshire was closed when we were there due to cold and snow. I'm okay with it.
I dress in layers, wear silk long underwear and then a cotton turtleneck shirt, wool slacks, wool socks, etc... We have all manner of good warm outdoor clothing. Even the doggie has a sweater, a jacket and doggie boots (muttluks!) to protect his pads. I probably have twenty wool sweaters, and I knit more every year.
I have more trouble when it's eighty outside... ninety kills me.
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC)
Winter camping in a tent - you are INSANE, woman! Still, I think we are both where we are supposed to be. I celebrate the 90's!
bonniejean1953
Jan. 4th, 2014 10:00 pm (UTC)
I will confess it was many years ago (In my twenties) but we had a big canvas tent with a chimney hole for the wood stove. We were up in the Adirondacks and it was snowy all weekend. We slept on cots with down sleeping bags and wool blankets on the cots. It was fun... not anymore though. I don't sleep on cots anymore. At sixty, my back wants a mattress. A REAL mattress in the camper.
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
Right on about the mattress. And preferably room service and a mint on my pillow. *grin*
threecee
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC)
Current windchill is 15 F (-9 C), but it is sunny. Freezing rain predicted for tomorrow. Water pipes in my kitchen sink froze last night, but I hear them beginning to drip now. I mind walking on ice or slippery snow more than I mind the cold.

Good day for hot chocolate with cinnamon or even with a dash of creme de cocao.
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:48 pm (UTC)
Ice - no, no, no. Is bad, Is very bad! Be careful!

Hot chocolate with a jigger of cherry chocolate brandy. It'll warm you right up, just don't try walking after two of them.
bonniejean1953
Jan. 4th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
oooh chocolate cherry brandy...sounds yummy.
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
It is incredibly yummy!
svetlanacat4
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)
Might say... below 25°C?
Seriously, don't like below freezing.
Hot chocolate... Fruits (clementines, oranges...)
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:48 pm (UTC)
That's way cold in my book. You are hardier than I am!
jkkitty
Jan. 4th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
Depends on the wind. I can do pretty cold (to able 0) as long as the wind is down.
I keep warm by sitting on the couch, in a snugglie blanket and reading or watching some scifi
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC)
Or watching horror movies. Your secret is safe with us!
jkkitty
Jan. 4th, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
I admit it I do love my horror movies, lights off, and quiet.
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