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Winter Update - cellophane
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Winter Update
It was a balmy 6 degrees outside when I drove to work, plus* windchill. My still-wet hair instantly froze, and it made little crackling noises as I settled into my car. I'm kind of glad I threw a hat onto my head before I left my house, even if it does clash some with my coat.

The office isn't quite as cold as usual, which is nice. I'm wearing my long-underwear top underneath my shirt; that probably helps. I must still be somewhat cold though, because when I washed my hands in the ladies' room just now the water felt shockingly and deliciously warm. I hadn't even realized that I was so chilly until I felt the warmth coursing over my hands, and I smiled at myself in the mirror.

You know how sometimes you get into a hot shower, and you just sigh/moan "ahhh..." and smile involuntarily? I get that way when I wash my hands sometimes - especially at work, where the water temperature is usually perfect. It sends tingles down my spine and goosebumps up my arms. Warmth just feels so good!

I had a nice hot chocolate coffee for breakfast; I think I'll have another for lunch. mmmm....warmth, caffeine, and chocolate! What more could I want?

edit: Darn, the kitchen has no more hot chocolate. Guess I'll just have to drink regular coffee instead. Oh well, at least it's still warm....

* or would that be "minus" windchill? I think that windchill is (or should be) measured with a negetive number, so I'll leave it as "plus".
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estarsign From: estarsign Date: January 23rd, 2004 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Frozen hair is weirdly cool to me. Last night when I was pumping gas my hair froze and when I got in the car I grabbed it and tried to pull it around in front of me (I don't like to lean on it while driving) and it was like trying to bend a yardstick around my shoulder! It created a rather amusing visual in my head. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 23rd, 2004 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Quite an image! Yeah, I love the feeling of frozen hair. I like the way it crackles.
From: nicegeek Date: January 23rd, 2004 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
When I was in college (way up North), I'd often dry my hair by walking to class, and then combing the ice out of it. It probably wasn't good for my hair, but it worked well.
theuglyvolvo From: theuglyvolvo Date: January 23rd, 2004 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
This happened to me for the first time ever today! Frozen hair! I had no idea what had happened! I just kept feeling it going, "I just WASHED this...'
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 23rd, 2004 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, you've been missing out all these years!
theuglyvolvo From: theuglyvolvo Date: January 23rd, 2004 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
It's so weird!
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: January 23rd, 2004 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
As long as the skin doesn't freeze, you'll be ok.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 23rd, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
hm, yes, that sounds much less pleasant.
From: nicegeek Date: January 23rd, 2004 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)
That's one of the great things about my office; we've got a coffee/cocoa/mocha machine that's free for employees, and almost never runs out. :-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 23rd, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds nice. But our stuff is free too, we're just apparently "between-orders".
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