Saturday, January 17, 2009

Michael Kooren/Reuters NYT 1-16-2009

positively frigid

at least I don't live in Chicago

but how I wish I could skate on those canals in Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel

You know it is cold when you hear the snow crunch as you walk and your nose hairs freeze.

Brings me back to playing in the snow, bundled in a red, puffy snowsuit, as a girl - the snow banks were bigger than I was.  It was the first time I noticed the nose hair freezing thing!


My Notting Hill said...

You brought back my memories as a kid in upstate NY - I remember eyelashes freezing to your skin if your eyes teared up from the wind. In 1980 we got to go to Lake Placid the week before the Olympics - watching a practice bob sled run I got startled as the sled zoomed by. My hot chocolate flew up into the air, landing on my jacket and immediately freezing. Love the picture - always wished I lived someplace I could ice skate to work.

Sabina said...

I never had memories like these growing up in California near the coast - sounds wonderful though - I love the snow.

P.S. Love that photo of you on the sidebar!!


Nantucket Mermaid said...

I loved this picture and the article, too! And Notting hill...I used to live in upstate NY and I went to the Lake Placid Games AND I was at the bobsled run and thought..."Why am I here? It's bitter cold and the sleds go by in a second!" What nice memories...I sent it along to my Dad...thanks, Marnie!