Ways to say it's cold outside

Feb 6

Dang it's cold out there this morning! My little Carrot weather app says it feels like -17C out there. That's pretty cold. I've experienced a lot colder, but still.

I remember when I was young and in school and had to ride the bus, we'd all stand around waiting for the bus in the cold and one-up each other with, "it's as cold as..." quips. At the time, I lived in the upper peninsula of Michigan, on the shores of the most beautiful Great Lake - Superior - and, trust me, it really got cold there. And - there was so so so so much snow! Over 300" of snow a year. Yeah, that's a lot of snow.

Anyway - I woke up remembering those cold days - standing there shivering our asses off - teeth chattering - fingers numb - and saying things like, "it's as cold as a whale's ass" -- or "it's as cold as a witch's titty" ... and that's about all I can remember. That was a long time ago. My memories of what was said may not be clear, but my memories of the cold come front and center in my brain on days like today...