Well, I didn’t get my post written up last night, and now I’m minus coffee, that’s for doggone sure. It’s probably still too early for me to actually be writing, but I don’t want to be minus a day for this challenge.
Can you believe we’re halfway through?! We’re minus half, only half to go! How are you holding up?
My mind keeps reaching for “sub-zero” when I try to think of something for minus, and I don’t want it to. I suppose if I was raised in a place that measured temperatures in Celsius that would be true, because freezing is at 0°C. But I was raised on the Fahrenheit scale, and freezing is still above zero for us. When I was a little girl, the first time I saw the thermometer get below freezing, I thought it was the Apocalypse. I’d seen meat in the freezer, I knew what happened when things got too cold, we were surely all going to die! It was 28°F. (I can hear you Northerners laughing!)
Then I moved to the Great Lakes region of the Midwest.
Yeah, that’ll teach you what minus temperatures are like! A couple years after I got here, there was a cold snap and temperatures got to around minus 50°F, with wind chills in the minus 80°F range. (Roughly -45°C and -65°C respectively) Canadians mock me, I’m sure. “That’s flip-flop weather for us, ya wimp!”
People around here said I’d acclimate. I never have. I suppose I am minus the adaptive gene or something, lol.
At least I am now no longer minus coffee. Whew!