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Response to TrogL (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:51 AM

32. LOL yep.

I've helped push cars out, I've been pushed out, I've helped boost cars and I've had my car boosted. It's the kind of place where, in the days before cell phones, when your car wouldn't start, you'd go wandering around the parking lot at the mall asking people if they had a set of booster cables. It usually only took asking 1 or 2 people.

I've barbequed at -15 before. And I've suntanned at +13. LOL. I've seen people ski in short sleeves before. I've trick-or-treat'ed in weather so cold my plastic dracula cape shattered into a million bits.

When I lived up north (not in any of the territories, but close), I was a little shocked how it was always -50 with the wind near Christmas. I never knew breathing through your nose would make your nostrils stick together at that temperature, but you have to or you'll freeze your lungs. You could totally tell the people who grew up there versus those who were from other parts of Canada - those who grew up there would be picking up their kids in a long sleeve shirt and a fleece vest, with running shoes on. The rest of us who didn't grow up there were wearing knee-length down parkas with kamiks or sorels, with an aviator hat on our head, skidoo elbow-length mittens on, and a 10 foot long fleece scarf wrapped around your neck and head till you only had your eyes peeking out.

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