How you know it’s cold outside:
- You go to the gas station and half the pumps aren’t working, and the credit card readers on the other half don’t work, forcing you to pay inside.
- Your dog (with his thick fur coat) merely sits down when you let him out and/or has to be carried back inside.
- Your nostrils freeze together when you breathe in through your nose.- You start wearing running pants under your skirts/dresses and passing them off as really thick tights.
- You find yourself calculating how long you could possibly survive without having to step foot outside your home. (I figure, if the job/money thing wasn’t a factor = 2 months)
- You get up an extra 5-10 minutes earlier, so that you have time to let your car warm up a little before you make the frantic dash from back door to front seat.
- If you’re living in Minnesota in January.
For a news article outlining Minnesota's ad campaign, trying to change the image of it being just a frozen tundra, click here. (I actually heard news stories asking us Minnesotans to quit complaining about how cold it is. Ooops.)