Cold? Really? You’ve got to be kidding me.
No, I’m not talking about the winter weather approaching most of the country. I’m talking about the weathermen in Florida.
If you’ve lived half your life in a city, say…oh…like Chicago, and have experienced their winters, you understand cold. So, when the weathermen in Florida call a weather-front a cold front, well, at first it’s funny, after a while, it’s just irritating.
My body chemistry naturally runs hot, so 90 degrees at the end of October gets daunting for me. When the weathermen forecast a cold front, I envision fall-like temperatures in the 50’s, maybe 60. I could really cool down, wrap myself in a blanket and have a cup of hot cocoa. But no, they label a cold front as 77 degrees! Okay, 77 is pleasant and better than 90, but please, don’t call it a cold front. I say it’s time they come up with a new label. How bout just a weather-front or a relief-front? Anything that doesn’t include the words, cold, chilly, or even cool.
You see, as long as you northern folks stay at tolerable temperatures, it remains warm to steamy here in the tropics. If you get cold, I may just get lucky enough for that stuff to reach central Florida and bring me some long awaited comfortable relief.
As of now, our temps are close to 90 and suffocatingly humid (since May). Two more days of this stuff and it should be nice to live in Florida for a couple of days. And, I do mean just a couple of days, because it’s forecast to get hot again soon after.
I look forward to those couple of days and take gratitude (Thursday & Friday) with what I can get.
Happy fall from Florida.