Saturday, January 26, 2008

Just a little cold today, not too bad...

-42° (-41°C)

Sittin' here at work... waiting for a call.

Had plans, I did, to drive to the gym and get a run in
before work this morning...


I woke up and saw the temperature... and when I saw my dog INSIDE (he has his own door and usually no temperature is too cold for him but when he comes inside to sleep, that means it's at least 20 below and he's like, "Screw that!") ... when I saw the temp this morning I had to do a double take to make it sure it really said what I thought it said.... and it did say what I thought it said... and I was like, "Screw that!"

Could I just quit work today to not have to go in?

Or maybe I could wish for the world to stop and then I wouldn't have to drive to work.

Or perhaps a Star Trek teletransporter dealie would magically show itself in my living room and [Star Trekkie teleporter noise...] I could be transported to work without having to feel the cold air outside?


Well, I got my butt here.

My truck started okily dokily after some begging it not to fail me.

Now here I sit La Dee Freakin' Da.

Strange, when it's this cold, no one needs EMS.

Hey, fine with me. I get paid if I'm working back-to-back calls and don't even have time to eat a granola bar... or if 12 hours go by and I never leave the station. That would be a 1 in a thousand shift but tis possible. I've only been on call for almost an hour now... but so far it's nothing but quiet. It's so friggin' cold out... it's just damn freakin' insanely cold, I'm essentially prayin' for no calls 'cause last thing I wanna do is go outside, even if it's for 2 seconds.

Did I mention it's -42 !?!?!?


Nazz Nomad said...

Sooooo..... How's that global warming thing working out for ya?

GUYK said...

should be some ice fog around the refinery in North Pole and a lot of it in Fairbanks..I could always tell when it was colder than 40 below..the damn mercury vapor security light froze

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated