Fun Monday – This Makes Me Laugh

Fun Monday – This Makes Me Laugh

Our host this week is Sayre from Sayre Smiles. She has an interesting request, and says this:

Every day as I go to work, I see things around me that make me laugh.
Usually these are in the forms of signs. So take your camera with you as you
go about your business and take a picture of the things that make you laugh
along the way (but it doesn’t necessarily HAVE to be a sign).

OK – well it’s winter here in the Upper Midwest – temps haven’t gotten North of Zero in a long long time. We also get wind here and that wind, combined with the subzero temps creates wind chill. Some communities shut down for cold and snow, but not us! We carry on going to work (ever tried to get a key out of a lock box and unlock a door in subzero weather?), going to school (why do kids dress like that? don’t they know its freezing out there?), going to the grocery store (have you ever tried to push a full grocery cart through a snowy parking lot?) pumping gas (ever had your glove freeze to the gas nozzel?)

Anyway, having grown up in Southern California, where my idea of winter was 60 degrees – this kind of weather is extreme! But I’ve learned not to cry (because your eyelids will freeze shut) and even to laugh when I see things like this when I’m out and about, along with everybody else who lives here! I thought you might like a couple of pictures, so you could laugh along…..


  • Posted February 18, 2008 11:13 am 0Likes
    by Sauntering Soul

    I keep saying I want to move from Atlanta, but perhaps I'll rethink that based on weather alone. I had my doors and windows open yesterday while I was cleaning my house. It was in the 60's here. I'm sorry you can't cry without your eyes freezing shut. That stinks. :-)

  • Posted February 18, 2008 11:25 am 0Likes
    by Melanie

    I can not wait for spring! I have a chill just looking at those pictures!

  • Posted February 18, 2008 1:03 pm 0Likes
    by Jo Beaufoix

    Blimey, that weather is extreme. We don't seem to get snow like that in the my part of the UK anymore. I wish we did, just for a couple of days so we can at least go sledging and build snowmen. We have all the spring flowers coming into bloom already. It's weird.

  • Posted February 18, 2008 1:14 pm 0Likes
    by Sandy

    I am glad that makes you laugh! It makes me breathe really slowly and evenly 'cause that's how I calm myself when driving through snow…lol.Great pictures.

  • Posted February 18, 2008 2:18 pm 0Likes
    by Jettie

    Love the pics…Here this am it was -32 below!! i almost hit a deer becuse someone dropped it right infront of me the only reason I didn't hit it is becuse it was glare ice and I was going only 35 miles an hour…so when i hit the brakes I slid sideways!!!And thatn i got my work out pushing the cart threw the snow at the grocery store!!

  • Posted February 18, 2008 2:44 pm 0Likes
    by nikki

    Looks like home to me. I'm really getting tired of all this snow, even though it's really pretty.

  • Posted February 18, 2008 4:21 pm 0Likes
    by Alison

    I think I will keep my "cold" California winter….thanks anyway!!!

  • Posted February 18, 2008 5:51 pm 0Likes
    by the planet of janet

    i am perfectly happy to live where it is warm … and only visit the cold once or twice a winter!

  • Posted February 18, 2008 6:12 pm 0Likes
    by ellen b

    Oh I feel your pain. If it makes you happy it's not sunny in California where I am right now…

  • Posted February 18, 2008 7:49 pm 0Likes
    by the rotten correspondent

    I'm so done with winter. I'm also a transplanted Southern Californian and I'm still not sure what I think about midwest slush, sludge and sleet. I like snow well enough. It's all the other stuff.

  • Posted February 18, 2008 8:32 pm 0Likes
    by lisaschaos

    I swear you live near me. :) The piles are so high along my driveway that it's hard to see over them to see if it's safe to enter the road and one portion is over my head and I'm 5'3"! I love winter. :)

  • Posted February 20, 2008 4:39 pm 0Likes
    by Irish Coffeehouse

    Yay! Our home looks like your pics today! We have snow! We have snow!Thanks for sharing!

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