Tuesday, February 06, 2007

And One More Thing


Okay, I admit, I don't get winter-in-other-parts-of-Canada thing.

I'm a Vancouverite at heart. I understand a month without sun and constant rain, that makes sense to me. That and over-priced coffee.

When I contemplated living through two winters in Ontario, I just assumed that Eastern people simply dealt with winter the way Vancouverites dealt with rain: you just go on with your life, after all if you stopped because it was raining, nothing would get done. I guess I just assumed there was a stoic toughness about the way Easterners dealt with the depth of winter's weather.

There's not.

It has been as low as -30 degrees Celsius (no, I have no idea what that is is Fahrenheit, look it up yourself) with the wind chill (that's been a new addition to my experience, I had heard of wind chill, but it's never been a real factor in determining how many layers of clothing I wore), and the news reports are all asking how soon it will end. I thought one lived here because one was impervious to winter.

There's so much I don't get about the East.
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