Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cold weather, toques and dogs

LOOK. I KNOW it's cold, okay? Right now it's minus five degrees out there. The wind chill is minus 23. How do we know? I read it online. So it must be true.

There are two ways to deal with the cold, according to scientific government studies. And by scientific government studies I mean extensive interviews with my dogs. Most of the time in the morning they are really antsy and want to go for their walk. This morning they are wrapped up in balls and rolling their eyeballs at me.

Lucy will help you park.
The first way is to avoid it. The second way is to bundle up and deal with it. Wear a toque, Hoser. Look it up if you don't know what it is. And keep your head down when walking into the wind.

The store has been quiet
the past two days. People simply don't want to come out, although most of our lessons have continued. Last night our band Pepper Spray played at One Restaurant, and at least a few people had enough of cabin fever and ventured out. I mean, who wouldn't want to hear us butcher "You Really Got Me" and have a great meal? It was great fun. And it wasn't too cold to have a Goose Island before eating. Or two. Thank you, Frank Haxel, for again driving me home.

You know how cold it is? I'm considering reading one of the TV weather stories. Wait. Sorry. I've been outside too long.

All I know is that it's warm inside Second String Music, and especially warm in the lesson rooms. I long for the morning I can sit outside at Fifth and Maine with my coffee and watch the world go by, but for now, I'll make sure the coffee is really hot and drink it inside.

Gotta go take the dogs for a walk. I hope they have their toques.

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