I've always wanted to go to the Arctic. This week, the Arctic came to me.
Even the Yahoo weather forecast seemed to freeze once the temperature got to below 0°F (that's minus 18°C, for my Indian audience), showing only a minus sign, with no number (below).
Polar Punch, Siberian Express, Arctic Assault, and Three Dog Night are the expressions local meteorologists have been using all week to describe the single-digit temperatures. Three Dog Night??? I always thought that was a band, but apparently it's an Australian expression used to indicate how many dogs you have to sleep with to keep you warm on a bitterly cold night. You won't find any dogs in my bed, but I AM hunkered down in my home, emerging only occasionally to shovel the driveway. It's even too cold to create a snowman; I've had to settle for snow angels instead (below).
I'm definitely not in India anymore...
Snow angel, Rochester, New York