Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Talking about the weather
Minnesota is a place of weather extremes. It can be miserably cold here in the winter and miserably hot in the summer. The one nice thing about the weather is that you always have something to talk about. No matter where you are, you can always start a conversation with, “sure is cold, huh?” That, and “the Vikings sure did choke something fierce on Sunday, huh?” I have no idea how people in places like Florida strike up conversation. I guess there is always, “the Jags, Dolphins, or Bucs sure did choke something fierce on Sunday, huh?” But how do you start a conversation when it is not football season? The nice thing about growing up in Colorado was that the weather changes incredibly fast so you were guaranteed something to talk about. Of course, there is always, “the Broncos sure did put a beat down on the Raiders, huh?” I guess God gave us weather so we have something to talk about. And football.