[LMB] foreign travel
mmegaera at nwlink.com
Sun Jun 27 18:52:09 BST 2010
> And when I was describing a typical winter here to some British people I
> knew, they were saying that it sounded like Siberia.
Yeah, well, you live in Iowa, which explains that <g>. Have you ever read
Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island? Expat Iowan who lived in the UK.
You'd appreciate him.
When I first moved to the Pacific NW, it was in August, and a heat wave was
going on. The thermometer was topping 80F (27C). People were complaining
and carrying on like it was the end of the world. I had just moved here
from Ohio by way of Montana, where 80 is a nice summer day, and I was
thinking, people, get a life!
Now, after 17 years here, I complain and carry on when it tops out over 80,
too. It's all in what you get used to.
who now complains when it gets much below 32F/0C in the wintertime, too
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