This is Why They Call Them “Average” Tempertatures

Look at the temp differences today through Monday.

Is it any wonder that I keep Aleve D on hand?? These jumping temperatures cause havoc on my sinuses. I woke up at 5:30 this morning feeling like a small child was sitting on my face. NOT FUN.

It’s not Global Warming. It’s not Global Cooling. It’s not even climate change (to use the current buzzword). It’s actually called natural cyclical weather changes that occur every cotton-pickin’ season every cotton-pickin’ year. Some winters are bitterly cold, some winters are unseasonably warm. Some winters we have a lot of snow, some winters we have zero snow.

These temperature changes are WHY we have average temperatures. You know those average temperatures weatherpeople (because God forbid I keep it politically correct) report on? THIS is where they come from – wildly fluctuating temperatures that are a NATURAL PROCESSION WE EXPERIENCE FROM SEASON TO SEASON.

Sorry to yell.

Humans are a speck of dirt in the grand scheme of things. Sure. We can, and will, do a better job of keeping our Mother Earth (Ugh – that sounds so hippy-ish, but you get the idea) clean, but honestly, humans have ultimate impact/control over our weather conditions??

HAHA. Get over yourselves. Geez. It’s not rocket science, people.

Anyhoo – dig out those heavy coats, hats, gloves and long johns: It’s going to be frigid for a few days.

ADDED: Just saw this explanation for the frigid cold air:

This “polar vortex,” as one meteorologist calls it, is caused by a counterclockwise-rotating pool of cold, dense air. The frigid air, piled up at the North Pole, will be pushed down to the U.S., funneling it as far south as the Gulf Coast.

A polar vortex – I like that.

100-Word Thought

I Think I Have Perfected the Art of Curly Hair …

… or it was a fluke, one of the two.

A woman at work come up to me yesterday and asked if my hair was one of those curly extensions – it couldn’t be my REAL hair, could it??

I assured her it was.

See. My hair is naturally straight –stick straight. So when it’s curly like this, it’s just weird.

I think I have it figured out. I spray heat protectant on it, then hot roll it, and voila! Curls that last all day and outlast even frigid temps and ice-cold hurricane-like winds.

Not bad, if I say so myself.