Coffee and -30 C and Ice Cream…

That cup of hot coffee hit the spot this morning on December 1st, 2010. It hit -25 Degrees Celsius or -13 Fahrenheit last night. There was also a 6 to 7 km per hour breeze that drove the feel (windchill) of the temperature to below -30 Celsius…

Tonight is going to be bitter cold with -30 Celsius (about -22 Fahrenheit ) in the picture

Boza kinda had a funny look on his face while we walked this morning, as his paws got real cold. He is not use to the deep chill yet but in a week he will not have any issues with it. His fur is heavy and thick and his paws will become real thick skinned. Even his nose gets a heavy skin layer on it. All to protect from the cold…

But the funny look on Boza’s face was nothing compared to the funny look on my face as Boza and I watched a boy about 11 – 12 years old walk toward us with an ice cream cone in his hand. The boy was eating this ice cream. He had no gloves on. He had no hat on. He had a huge chocolate ice cream cone. I mean huge. I mean it is freaking cold out even for me…

He was walking to school because he had a backpack on and I had this image of someone telling the kid to go to school and here is breakfast, (eat it on the way) an ice cream cone. But they forgot to tell him about mittens and hats…

He walked by Boza and I and was devouring the ice cream like it was his last meal. Boza just looked at the boy and then looked at me as if to say, “Can we have ice cream also?” With his tail wagging…

I said, NO! (actually –  Het!) and then said to Boza, lets go home. I have a hot cup of coffee waiting for me. This was said as I had a frozen chill go down to my toes thinking about eating an ice cream cone with the snow whirling in the wind and the thermometer with all the mercury in the bulb part at the bottom… 🙂

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