In Lay Terms

Random Ramblings From a Church Nerd

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Good Times, Frozen Butt

Once again, it is butt-freakin' cold in Minnesota. As bad as it gets here in Minneapolis (-20 degrees), I can still remember having -40 quite a bit at my parent's house. In fact, it's still reaching -40 at my parents house.

What does the cold do? Well, it helps you burn more calories faster. You see, when you are cold, you will spend more energy just keeping warm. So, if you want to lose those extra pounds, stand outside in the freezing cold for a while (but come in before you get frostbite or hypothermia).

It also makes you want to be cozy in your own house. On days like today, it's great to look out at the frozen landscape (it's prettier when you don't live in a city) and think, "Gee, I'm glad I'm not going out into that mess." It's good for catching up on those Netflix movies and playing with your Wii (or what have you). It can also be good for blogging (ahem).

Frankly, I'm not a fan of cold. If you've been reading this blog, you can hear me start to complain when the weather turns bitterly cold. I'd rather have an 80 degree day where I can comfortably walk around in shorts and a t-shirt, than a day like today, when I have to wear long underwear under the rest of my clothes. Do you know how difficult it is to go to the bathroom in long underwear? If you don't, you are blessed.

Maybe I'm writing about the cold because I don't feel like I have anything else to write about. But it doesn't matter. It's cold, and I'm blogging. That should be the point.

OK - I think I've totally lost the point of this post (do I ever have a point?), so it's time to snuggle up on my heated mattress pad.

Keep warm, peoples!


Blogger Michael Dodd said...

Yes, it is a pain to go to the bathroom when wearing long underwear!

And to paraphrase Ben Franklin, heated mattress pads are proof that God loves us.

9:34 AM  

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