26 January 2010

Back to Regular Cold Programming

January is such a bizarre month. It is basically, unpredictable. How so?

Well, this past week, we had such wonderful thawing that we Buffalonians were rejoicing at it. We had above-freezing temperatures, that it actually melted the snow in my yard, and I saw the green grass again. It was beautiful. It wasn't T-shirt weather yet, but it felt so warm that I didn't mind not wearing a sweater or a jacket when I stepped out of my building to buy coffee from the coffee shop at the next building.

All the while I see my friends and relatives living in California complaining how cold their temperature was, and when I asked them, they were having 50 degrees over there. I was like, are you kidding me? Here in Buffalo, we have 40 degrees, and we think this is warm! Get over it Californians!

Oh well, apparently, our warm weather is over for now. Just this morning, when I looked outside my window, I saw that we had an inch of snow and my green grass is covered again with the white stuff.

I guess that's normal. After all, it's not officially spring yet. But we'll get there.

(Bulbous Sculpture, from my Hirschhorn Museum Series)


  1. Same here, it goes back and forth because cold and not-so-cold. It's not a very cold winter by Canadian standards to far.

    Have you seen the floods in Macchu Picchu? Some parts of the world don't get to enjoy El Nino...

  2. Zhu,

    Hmmm, this is the fifth winter in Buffalo for me, and honestly, I cannot remember anymore whether this is a cold one or not. But there is snow, and at times it is a nuisance.

    And no, I haven't seen it until you mentioned it. I am glad that I was there when it was less calamitous. I hope that they get a speedy recovery.

  3. After 5 years, you do get used to the extreme cold that a minor uptick feels "warm". Meanwhile, I have a sister in LA who complains about their little cold spells.

  4. TNP,

    I know, right? Right now, we have 9 degrees Fahrenheit. That, my friend, is cold. Not 40.