Yeah, not so much.
-35 today WITHOUT the windchill factor, which dips us to feeling like -45. (Why am I here again?!) I was watching the Breakfast Television news this morning in bed. (A) The news anchor couldn't help giggling at Toronto's apparent need for the National Reserve to come in and help shovel snow. They also put out "low temperature warnings" to Torontonians that temperatures were at a shocking -20 (insert True Born and Bred Winnipeggers laughing here. People from BC? Hearing Toronto's pain and agreeing that ANYTHING IN THE NEGATIVE IS BAD, PEOPLE...) (B) Evidently Winnipeg tanning salons are raking it in!! Huge boom!! Personally in these temperatures I wouldn't so much as get in the booths to TAN so much as to stay in my clothes in an attempt to DEFROST. And yet what is TRULY amazing is that despite the lengthy, harsh winters Winnipeggers have problems LEAVING the city to move elsewhere. They all COME BACK to Winnipeg even after they attempt to leave... (Seriously, they do!) HUH?! I ... I don't see it. I mean, I love it here for the 19 months, 15 days and 13 hours I've literally been here and all, despite everything. But for like, LIFE to live here? Voluntarily? For real!? Hmmm. I'll get back to you on that one.
I have to say the crap weather makes me less than sunshine and happiness. Yesterday, full on rage, all day, pretty well non stop. My horns were attached firmly to my head, sharpened, pointed and ready to stab anyone that looked at me the wrong way. I snorted, I stomped, I flounced, I flung articles of clothing, I pouted, steam poured from my ears and it weren't just from the cold outside, neither. Oy. Rather than list the General Annoyances That Plagued me, I will simply say that it was not until I put my head on the pillow that I heard a teeny tiny little voice of reason and saw the dull light of common sense in my head. I heard the words, "you make your own reality". Luckily the Angry had left me by then, or I would've stomped the hell out that damned goody two shoes voice right frickin' there. SHADDAP! Lol.. No, at this point I recognized clearly that omg, all day I managed to piss MYSELF off, and who did that serve, anyways? Wow, I wasted today. I poured Angry Fuel on every little issue that came up during the day. Yes, I could've been sweet and accepting, had a positive attitude and enjoyed pleasant experiences and felt good about helping others. It's all about perspective.
But I prefer to light myself on fire. And wear horns. Sharp blaspehmous ones...
Because I'm a quick learner like that =)