Rix Quinn – It’s cold outside!

Published 10:30 am Sunday, January 8, 2023

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Can people in warmer climates adjust to lower temperatures?

     Yes, I know it’s cold because it is winter. If it were hot, we would worry that there’s a hole in the ozone layer. But the ozone layer is invisible, so it would be really hard to find the hole.

     For winter amusement, many people ski. That’s fun if you like to go downhill very fast. I do not ski, because I am going downhill fast enough already.

     In icy weather, it’s unwise to water ski. Not only is it hard to stay up, but falling on a frozen lake is quite painful.

     If you hate cold weather sports, you might go to an indoor boxing match or basketball game. (Sometimes you can see both events at once.)

     Yes, cold weather can be brutal, but just think how our ancestors suffered while trying to survive freezes B.C. (before central heating). Houses got so cold at night, folks invented windows just so they could close them.

     And think about long winter travel before cars. What if your wagon wheel fell off?

     What if your horse ran away? Or what if you got stuck outside in the snow, and your CD player broke?

     As a warm weather person, I am convinced winter is like a bad date. It’s cold, it’s unpleasant, and it seems like it lasts forever.

     Rix’s new Amazon Kindle e-book is now available for 99 cents. It’s a Thanksgiving-related humor title called Turkey’s Viewpoint. I hope you’ll buy it and read it…and then leave a review.