There are several inches of snow here and it’s still coming down. . .
Give that Olympic cat extra sardines for dinner!!
Where is “here” ?
“There” is Chicago, which I understand is on one of the outer moons of Uranus. Or, at least, it shares a climate with one of the outer moons of Uranus…I’m not sure which, or that it makes any difference.
“Here” is Tempe, Arizona, where it’s nearly as bad. It’s a bracing 68° under harsh blue skies — absolutely miserable.
At least it’s going to thaw a bit here over the weekend, maybe even making it into the lower 80s by midafternoon. We’ll finally be able to strip down to just our sweaters at last!
Funny you should mention it; it’s sweater weather around here, too.
I will send you a cooler full of snow and a tiny, tiny shovel. 80 is way too warm for me.
Unfortunately here in Chicago’s south burbs, it is sweater weather as well. It’s hovering around 32 so what we have is a lovely mix of heavy snow, slush and ice.
You know, Ben, when it hits 60, we all go to the beach to cool off.
yes we do, Ben. we do.
Thanks for the reality check! So there really are parts of the world where Fahrenheit is still in use!
Out of curiosity, I consulted Wikipedia and found the following:
“Fahrenheit is used in the United States, Belize, Palau and the United States
territories of Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands for everyday applications.”
You may or may not have noticed that the US is reluctant to embrace any global standard, no matter how reasonable. I’m sure it takes away one of our freedumz or something. Fondly Fahrenheit!
I just know that I have to take anything a US citizen say and cut it in half, and it is about right.
Works every time. =D
Don’t you mea, “When it hits 60, we all go to the lake for some ice fishing under the igloo”?
I realize it is difficult for the denizens of the Valley of the Sun to conceive of dihydrogen monoxide in its solid form, except in a beverage, but I assure you that ice fishing and igloos are incompatible with 60 degree weather. Perhaps you were thinking in kelvin again?
Come now, we all know the truth — that’s one of those midwestern myths, like the Jackalope or all children being above average.
Solid water, indeed! Why, the mere thought….
Here in Britain its sort of coldish, sort of greyish and sort of dampish.
So, could be any time of year, really.
Nowadays we mostly use centigrade/Celsius, but sometimes still use Fahrenheit for high temperatures outdoors (only). As in, the thermostat is set for 19 degrees, but outside its 80 degrees in the shade.
Panda bears go crazy in snow like this: start play-fights, roll down hills then climb back up to do it again…
That’s one determined and very cold cat!
but no mountains?
Besides the perpetual repeat in the .gif or because of it, I can see where the cat did this previously in the snow. Often enough for the human to have figured it out and be ready with the camera.
We’ve had two 12 inch snows here in the Kansas City area this week, I just finished digging out the drive way for the second time. Classes and work cancelled, 13+ hours without power, but I have a wood burning stove, coffee and beer, and plenty of bird seed in the feeders. 17 different bird species have visited, plus the ubiquitous grey squirrels and last night, an opossum to keep me company. All in all, a pleasant way to pass the time.
What is this thing called ‘snow’?
Heh. The last time I saw snow was about 5 years ago in Alabama. We got a whole 2 inches, and it was a really big deal.
Would you believe me if I told you I’ve never seen snow in my life!
We’ve had about a week or so of 30-35 degrees Celsius every day here in Melbourne. Can’t quite envisage those surroundings!
We had an equal-record number of consecutive days(14) over 30C the last two weeks apparently, but it’s finally cooled down today. Very thankful I am too.
Yes, many of us would believe you. Growing up in northern Indiana, I used to find such claims quite peculiar, but have since met many folks, mainly from southern California, who like you have never experienced snow first hand. In Boulder, a “good” snow is at least two feet :-)
It snowed heavily in Tucson last Wednesday! The arms of the mighty saguaros were covered. Very strange to see young children frolicking in the cactus…
Ha Ha Ha, what a funny cat! I had no idea they acted that way in the snow. I used to have outdoor cats here, but never saw anything like that.
Cat is so funny, I wonder what’s worth getting up to your chin in snow?
I know JC often frowns on links to blogs – but – if the kitty continues to follow the same route, kitty-moguls will form. The squirrels do this in our back yard :-)
What an delightful performance! Cheers me up no end. The jumps create a very nice rhythm and a good little phrase of music. (E.g. every cat jump is a quarter note, the pauses in between are half notes. Count through the loop minus the cats eargerness to come in a wee bit early on the repeat, and it adds up to pretty much 4,5 bars of 4/4.) Oh talented cats…
p.s. what rubbish I wrote – the cadence works out perfect.
p.p.s.: Set your metronoms to 100 beats a minute.
Such cute antics–kitteh is having loads of fun!
Maybe I’ll get a cat
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