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Y sigue la mata dando … (O lo que es mismo — ay mamá! sigue haciendo frío!)

Posted by kwame on January 16, 2009 – 5:23 am

Ya son más de 48 horas desde que la temperatura cayó por debajo de los 0F en esta parte del mundo. Ayer estába leyendo un interesante artículo en el Chicago Tribune que hace la sencilla pregunta “Why do we live here?”, yo aveces lo que me pregunto es “Que diantres hago aquí?”

La primera parte del artículo dice así:
“When the morning’s arctic chill smacks the Carmex off your lips, when you’re gassing up the snowblower more often than the Chrysler and the dog would sooner burst than set a paw outside, it’s reasonable to question the geographic choices you’ve made.

Why live here? Why tolerate the worst winter in decades—not to mention this morning’s icy wind, a meteorological affront to all right-thinking people?

We posed the question, “Why do you live here?” to readers of the Chicago Tribune’s Web site on Wednesday, and they responded in droves, like bitter, blue barflies seeking a sympathetic ear.

Krista Markowski of Palatine pointed a frozen finger at her ancestors: “Because my family settled here generations ago. I blame them!”
aul Bauch of Park Ridge hit a little closer to home: “My wife makes me. I want to move to New Mexico, but she has this silly idea that it’s good to live near her family.”

There were staunch defenders of Chicago—”Best city in the U.S.”—and those who called it a “frozen, inhospitable, arctic hellhole of a city.” One person said that at least “it’s better than Canada,” while another said he lives here “because I’m an idiot.”

Hoy amanecimos a -24C que ya es ganancia después de que ayer amanecimos a -29C. Es en días cómo estos en los que estoy agradecido que puedo trabajar desde casa y no tengo que nisiquiera asomar las narices afuera de mi casa (bueno si, tengo que sacar el carro de la cochera y calentarlo para que Sol lleve a Josué a la escuela, pero eso no cuenta como “trabajo”).


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