Saturday, December 15, 2007

You know you're in IOWA when...'s 14º and someone says to you, "Sure is warmer today, isn't it!" (and they're serious). :)

Yesterday morning when the kids walked to school at 8:30am it was 4º. This morning when I walked into a convenience store a little after 7am (and interacted with the owner, who's the one who made the comment about it being warmer) , it was a balmy 14º! Get out the shorts and tank tops! (For my foreign friends, we're talking fahrenheit degrees here. 14º and 4ºF = -10 and -15ºC respectively).

Actually I think it's so cold because of all the POLITICIANS who are camped out in our state! It should warm up considerably after the "Hawkeye Cauci" (the Iowa Caucuses) are over and done with after January 3.

And now that I think about it... perhaps 14º seems warm to the store owner because he's actually a former state senator. ;)


  1. Joel--I thought Iowa would be a lot warmer right now, because of all the hot air coming from the presidential candidates...

  2. I think this all goes to prove something very amazing about politicians; something that is unique to their breed: Just as they're able to be on all sides of any given issue, they also have the ability to be both hot and cold at the same time!