Thursday, February 3, 2011

I never thought I'd say this ...

... but after 2 days of being iced/snowed-in at my apartment, I was actually looking forward to going back to work today. Even if I had to dress like an Eskimo:

I know I look creepy, but this is literally how I had to drive to work today in order not to freeze. As I type this post, it is 22 degrees in Dallas, but it "feels like 12" thanks to the wind chill. Not. Normal. 

Last night one of our local news stations showed footage of a girl literally ice skating down her neighborhood street. My apartment parking lot is covered in solid ice too. Here's a picture I took on my phone yesterday from my balcony: 

The bottom line is we're just not equipped to handle this weather in Texas. Yesterday we started experiencing "rolling blackouts" statewide in order to conserve power to generate enough electricity. Lucky for us, this meant sporadically your electricity would go out in 10 to 45 minute increments. Awesome.

I know I shouldn't complain because I saw how bad Chicago got it, but it would be the same way if you were a New Yorker and started getting over 100 degree weather. At least I hope so anyway. Are we big babies or do you feel my pain?

P.S. Even with this crazy weather, I haven't forgotten tomorrow is my first installment of "Fitness Friday". I'll share with you my progress as I work to become "fit and fab" as well as where I got a steal on a brand new gym bag. Stay tuned and stay warm!
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  1. You know what's really crazy? It was 40 in Anchorage yesterday. That's a heat wave for this time of year here.

  2. I live in DFW too and finally went out for the first time this afternoon. People are driving crazy all over the place and getting stuck. We just are not prepared for this type of weather in Texas. I thought I'd never say this, but I can't wait for my Texas summer!

  3. Girl I feel ya! I've been snowed/iced in for 3 days now! I'm looking forward to work tomorrow! lol I live up near Frisco and it's completely iced over here! My father in law let us borrow his truck so my fiance can drop me off at work and then take himself to work safely lol

    It sucks! I can't wait for all this crap to melt! I'm looking forward to your fitness friday :) My fiance and I just signed up for a gym tonight!! I'm so excited! Woohoo! Soon I'll be hot n' sexy ;) (like Jennifer Aniston)

  4. Oh, I hear you! Looks like Big D might be due for some more mid-week. Boooo.