Who Me? Cold?

It’s been cold here in Cancun lately. What that means is that there’s been no need for a/c. And I’ve had to put on socks for a few days in a row to keep my feet warm. I normally only have a couple of need-socks days per year here, and they are in January. So this is pretty weird. I’m wearing sweaters at night, after sunset. And we’ve got a blanket on the bed.

On the other hand, we have all the windows in the house open. And I’m still wearing shorts and t-shirts (with socks). So I recognize that cold is a relative term.

When I moved here from Colorado it was July, and I felt like I’d moved into a blast furnace. I got heat stroke often when I first came here, especially when I was dumb enough to go for a run after say 10 am.

Since then I’ve gotten used to the tropical heat. And now I feel cold if the temp drops into the 70s (21°C to 26°C). I can even run outside at noon now without getting heat stroke symptoms.

But when the temp drops, and I’m beginning to suffer from the labor of having to heat my body, I often find myself unconsciously taunting my friends in northern climes. Without realizing I do it I find that I mention how tortuously cold it is to people who are living in Maine or Colorado or Canada or some other cold place. And of course they retort with a universal “shut up, you bitch.” Well, my mother doesn’t call me a bitch, but pretty much everyone else does.

Obviously, they don’t get it. Sun is setting now, time to find a sweater.

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3 Responses to “Who Me? Cold?”

  1. Cdn Cat
    April 17th, 2008 20:39

    Does this mean I should pack my flannel pj’s?
    It will be a balmy 23 Deg C up here in the great white north tomorrow and it’s only April. It better warm up before I get to Cancun in a few days or there will be hell to pay! I’ll give you a call in a few days and maybe we can get together for a visit.
    Hey did you know my specialty is “Blast Furnaces” (the real deal…as in making steel)

  2. RiverGirl
    April 17th, 2008 20:46

    Hey Cat, Definitely send me your itinerary. And let’s be sure to get together.

    I’m not sure you’ll need flannel, but you’ll probably be sleeping with socks and blankets…of course it could warm up by the time you get here.

  3. La Gringa Mas Bella
    April 20th, 2008 23:13

    Maybe this will make you feel warm and fuzzy … come see me. It’s right on top!

    -Lisa 🙂

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