Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Chicago People - You Know, That Joke

So there is this joke that makes the rounds in the fall about Chicago People and the weather -

60 above - Floridians wear coats, gloves, and wooly hats. 
Chicago people sunbathe.

50 above - New Yorkers try to turn on the heat.
Chicago people plant gardens.

40 above - Italian cars won't start.
Chicago people drive with the windows down.

32 above - Distilled water freezes.
Lake Michigan's water gets thicker.

20 above - Californians shiver uncontrollably.
Chicago people have the last cookout before it gets cold.

15 above - New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
Chicago people throw on a sweatshirt.

0 degrees - Californians fly away to Mexico.
Chicago people lick the flagpole and throw on a light jacket over the

20 below - People in Miami cease to exist.
Chicago people get out their winter coats.

40 below - Hollywood disintegrates.
Chicago's Girl Scouts begin selling cookies door to door.

60 below - Polar bears begin to evacuate Antarctica.
Chicago's Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets
cold enough.

80 below - Mount St. Helen's freezes.
Chicago people rent some videos.

100 below - Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Chicago people get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.

297 below - Microbial life survives on dairy products.
Illinois cows complain of farmers with cold hands.

460 below - ALL atomic motion stops.
Chicago people start saying. . ."Cold 'nuff for ya??"

500 below - Hell freezes over.
The Chicago Cubs win the World Series OR the Bears win the SuperBowl

This past weekend, I kind of lived this joke.  Apparently we are hard core weather freaks...or something.  

We prepped the garden for planting

We went to the beach.  Let me just note that the water temperature was not above 50 degrees.  The air temperature was in the 70's and it was full sun...but, I mean, come on!  The water was freaking COLD!  But, that sound.  The sound of the water lapping against the shore....pure serenity and needed for my soul.  Apparently two of my boys needed {NEEDED} to be IN the water, so that happened.    

Can't wait to go back.  I need sun and sand and forest and fresh air.  It was wonderful.


  1. The beach is my happy place. Now go find your shovel and salt. Snow's back.


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