Saturday, July 9, 2011

Relative Weather

Wherever you grow up, you get used to the weather. Native Alaskans  who have never left accept the long dark winters as part of life, and they've done just fine for ages. But if one of these Alaskans moves to Florida for six months, I guarantee they're pulling out a down jacket the next time the temperature dips below 50F. For the lifetime of tolerance I built up dealing with Midwestern summer humidity and bone chilling winters, it all disappeared the first winter I went through without ever having my eyelashes freeze together while pedaling my bike along the river.

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