Share your World For January 20, 2020

Time once again for Share Your World! Melanie has picked a few questions for our answering enjoyment. And here we go!

Where do you get your news? From the Internet. Doesn’t everyone these days?

What ‘old person’ thing do you do? Rather than going out for dinner, we go out for lunch.

When was the coldest you’ve ever been? Back in 1982, it was -40° whether you’re talking Fahrenheit or centigrade/Celsius, with a windchill of -125°F/-87°C on one Sunday in January, and I had to go to work. The warmest? The first summer we lived in our house, our air conditioning went out and we couldn’t afford to have it fixed. We figured that 90°F/32°C was the same whether we were in Chicago or Atlanta. Trust me, it’s not. Chicago has Lake Michigan to cool it off (even a little), while Atlanta is in the Chattahoochee River basin, and all that humidity just sort of hangs there and makes things hotter. Plus we were in a drought. It was miserable. We finally bought a small window air conditioner so we could get some sleep.

Do you eat food that’s past its expiration date if it still smells and looks fine? We do, and never gotten sick from it. We do have a rule, though: If the package is bulgin’, we won’t be indulgin’.

The Beatles with "Thank You Girl."

See you in the funny papers!

5 thoughts on “Share your World For January 20, 2020

  1. Thanks John for participating in Share Your World this week! 😀 “If it’s bulgin’, we ain’t indulgin'” PRICELESS!! 😛 That’s some hot and some cold you shared there. Sounds untenable either way… 😐

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    1. I was in Minneapolis a few years later and it was the same there (-125 with the wind chill) and the rental car company warned me that I had better start the car a couple of times during the night or it wouldn’t start the next morning, and they wouldn’t come out and help me start it if that happened. So, I got up at 3 AM and started it and ran it for a few minutes and did it again when I got up at 6. When I went out at 8 to go to work… dead as a doornail. I had to pay a guy with a generator on his truck to get a jump… Believe me, that was one of the reasons I moved south…

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