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I HATE cold whether and especially these BLASTS that last for a day or two.

Hail to 90 degrees.... FOREVER. But it won't work here; so I'll learn to deal.

How does 30 deg F appeal

Mom loves the cold; dad and myself like it HOT ... me...................... Y ay summer,

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Anything that kills the skeeters I'm happy :)

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I HATE cold whether and especially these BLASTS that last for a day or two.

Hail to 90 degrees.... FOREVER. But it won't work here; so I'll learn to deal.

How does 30 deg F appeal Some like it HOT ... me......................

don't forget the other C in arctic.

i'm with marty.....frozen mosquitos are the best mosquitos

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I HATE cold whether and especially these BLASTS that last for a day or two.

Hail to 90 degrees.... FOREVER. But it won't work here; so I'll learn to deal.

How does 30 deg F appeal

Mom loves the cold; dad and myself like it HOT ... me...................... Y ay summer,

Earlier today I was watching the Weather Channel. It was very strange. Houston's wind chill index was a pleasant 75 degrees, and in fact, I'd finally stopped sweating bullets after having done some work on the Eastwood property. Meanwhile, Dallas was a bitter 21.

I say that this is the leading edge of the next ice age. After all, look how much media attention it's getting. And media attention is the true cause of climate change. :P

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nothing happening in Dallas but good bug killing weather and some rain. We rarely get anything close to what the weather people say. Its like they forget that we get our moisture from the Gulf or Pacific which are both so warm that scenarios like they are dreaming up are almost always impossible.

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I HATE cold whether and especially these BLASTS that last for a day or two.

Hail to 90 degrees.... FOREVER. But it won't work here; so I'll learn to deal.

How does 30 deg F appeal

Mom loves the cold; dad and myself like it HOT ... me...................... Y ay summer,

Well, since Houston doesn't have a real winter (not one that I would consider as cold anyhow) I like these occasional icy blasts.

And yes, if it kills the 'skeeters I am for it. I have been bitten twice in the last couple of days meaning they (mosquitos) are bad because of warm winter weather here.

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Here in Lubbock it hasn't gotten above 22 degrees in a couple of days...the freezing drizzle has really caused some problems. But everything covered in ice looks pretty cool.

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I was in Dallas, and I could never live there. It was 20 degrees around Arlington while in Houston it was 55.

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I was in Dallas, and I could never live there. It was 20 degrees around Arlington while in Houston it was 55.

Get ready, by the drive home tonight, it will be FREEZING cold!

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Don't get too excited about cold weather killing mosquitoes. Minnesota has mosquitoes the size of volkswagon's and it is friggin cold up there. I think that is an old myth. Mosquitoes will never die.

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Don't get too excited about cold weather killing mosquitoes. Minnesota has mosquitoes the size of volkswagon's and it is friggin cold up there. I think that is an old myth. Mosquitoes will never die.

Different species. Ours die.

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You are driving a car and not a covered wagon right?

Nice, more refering to the icey conditions, but no I am not riding a horse and cart. <_<

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Chalk me up for the pansy list.

I went in for the early morning meeting then said "See you Wednesday !" Just finished wrappin the pipes, got the pool pump runnin with the heater on. Make sure the rest of you with pools leave the pumps running during the freeze, word to the wise. I made a big ol' pot of chili. Not wolf brand, HOMEMADE baby ! Bring on the cold.

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This is great beer drinking weather. ;)

Well, that makes some sense, because you could be sober and still drive recklessly into the median with all that ice. :wacko: So yes drink up!

LOL, please don't btw, we don't need anymore chaos tonight.

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Well, that makes some sense, because you could be sober and still drive recklessly into the median with all that ice. :wacko: So yes drink up!

LOL, please don't btw, we don't need anymore chaos tonight.

I was talking about sitting on the back porch :) I never drink and drive.

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step out on your porch tomorrow and THEN drink, that alone should be a hazard.

:)

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I am going to go out on a limb, here:

This "Artic Blast" will turn out to be much ado about nothing!

PRINT IT

But I am still glad it's getting cold.

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QUOTE(Marty @ Monday, January 15th, 2007 @ 12:58pm) *

This is great beer drinking weather. wink.gif

...among other abominations.

if i didn't have to be kid friendly, i'd be buying several bottles of champagne and having a good old fashioned sleep over.

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Send this Dallas weather back up there. I hate it. But... on the flip side... if we can get ice and not have to go to work tomorrow, I'd have a better 'tude. Stay warm folks.

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Minnesota has mosquitoes the size of volkswagon's

I like to see one of them hit my bug zapper. > :)

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I love this weather BUT i hate the media "Oooh It's springlike weather!"When it's hot they delicate flower, when it's cold they can't wait for spring. We have 9 months to enjoy the heat...let's keep the below 90 degree weather much longer.

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I am going to go out on a limb, here:

This "Artic Blast" will turn out to be much ado about nothing!

PRINT IT

But I am still glad it's getting cold.

I tend to agree. All hype no ice.

But that hasn't stopped one of my employees from calling me to see if we're expected to be at work tomorrow.

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I am going to go out on a limb, here:

This "Artic Blast" will turn out to be much ado about nothing!

PRINT IT

The Media is having a field day... its like Rita, "Artic" style.

"Have you Winterized YOUR home yet?"

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I thought it would be below 32 degrees already according to the media.

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New Drinking game... anytime you hear "Icey Mix", "Winterizing", or "Sleet" raise your glass.

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New Drinking game... anytime you hear "Icey Mix", "Winterizing", or "Sleet" raise your glass.

Stupid Frank Billingsley, how lame is he!?!? :lol:

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Stupid Frank Billingsley, how lame is he!?!? :lol:

Puma, I am surprised, you of all people "gay bashing" on Frank. What would GLAAD say ? ;)

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Brrrrr Bust.

But it is cold. I walked street level from McFannin to Louisana just for kicks. I love it!

Either everyone stayed home, or they are all crawling in the tunnels.

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Puma, I am surprised, you of all people "gay bashing" on Frank. What would GLAAD say ? ;)

IMO Frank is a sorry excuse of a gay man. Again that is just my personal opinion.

The irony of it all, is that Frank is the biggest closet case ever, from what I have seen, as much in the public eye that he is, does not serve as MC's for gay events or give back to the community.

Hell, I don't think he identifies himeseld as a gay man in public.

And like I have mentioned over time and time again, he is a cheap tipper. And no I am not a disgruntled server, as I have never served him. But the people I work with have and have commented so.

Digression over, back on topic.

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The irony of it all, is that Frank is the biggest closet case ever, from what I have seen, as much in the public eye that he is, does not serve as MC's for gay events or give back to the community.

He MC'ed the HRC or Black Tie dinner 2years ago. Can't recall for sure which one.

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This "Artic Blast" will turn out to be much ado about nothing!

PRINT IT

Maybe not in Houston, but Bryan/CS is shut down today. A nice sheet of ice on everything. The roads in the southern half of Brazos County are still clear, but there's reports of a lot of accidents in north Bryan with all of the bridges frozen over (glad I got my car to the body shop yesterday!!). Texas A&M is closed today, it was supposed to be the first day of classes. We're supposed to get another line of freezing rain this afternoon and into the night, so tomorrow doesn't look too good either. While I was typing this, the freezing rain started up again and I can hear it bouncing off the window.

I guess I won't be BBQing tonight! :rolleyes:

IMO Frank is a sorry excuse of a gay man. Again that is just my personal opinion.

The irony of it all, is that Frank is the biggest closet case ever, from what I have seen, as much in the public eye that he is, does not serve as MC's for gay events or give back to the community.

Hell, I don't think he identifies himeseld as a gay man in public.

Gosh, maybe his entire life isn't wrapped up in his sexuality! The horrah!! :rolleyes:

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Gosh, maybe his entire life isn't wrapped up in his sexuality! The horrah!! :rolleyes:

That's true. You can hate on some guy for his weather forecasting and its not "gay bashing".

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He MC'ed the HRC or Black Tie dinner 2years ago. Can't recall for sure which one.

HRC Human Richts Campaign? Admirable, but could still do more.

Maybe not in Houston, but Bryan/CS is shut down today. A nice sheet of ice on everything.

So no snow for College Station, just freezing rain too.

Any good photos?

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HRC Human Richts Campaign? Admirable, but could still do more.

Do tell...just what "more" have YOU done, exactly?

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Do tell...just what "more" have YOU done, exactly?

See private message.

Digression, back on topic.

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So no snow for College Station, just freezing rain too.

Any good photos?

We had some snow briefly, about an hour ago, but now we're back to freezing rain.

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IMO Frank is a sorry excuse of a gay man. Again that is just my personal opinion.

The irony of it all, is that Frank is the biggest closet case ever, from what I have seen, as much in the public eye that he is, does not serve as MC's for gay events or give back to the community.

Hell, I don't think he identifies himeseld as a gay man in public.

And like I have mentioned over time and time again, he is a cheap tipper. And no I am not a disgruntled server, as I have never served him. But the people I work with have and have commented so.

Digression over, back on topic.

Puma, this thought is ridiculous. I don't skip around in short shorts, waving a rainbow flag. I don't even go to gay clubs/bars as much as breeder clubs & bars. I don't give back to the community either. So would you label me as a 'sorry excuse' too? Or is it because he is some what of a public figure?

Since when did being gay mean you have identify yourself in public? When did being gay mean you join a secret club that you constantly have to re-afirm membership & identity? And when did his personaly life become any of your business?

Sorry Puma, but I really don't understand your statements.

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Puma, this thought is ridiculous. I don't skip around in short shorts, waving a rainbow flag. I don't even go to gay clubs/bars as much as breeder clubs & bars. I don't give back to the community either. So would you label me as a 'sorry excuse' too? Or is it because he is some what of a public figure?

Since when did being gay mean you have identify yourself in public? When did being gay mean you join a secret club that you constantly have to re-afirm membership & identity? And when did his personaly life become any of your business?

Sorry Puma, but I really don't understand your statements.

Come to think of it, I didn't realize what a pi$$-poor heterosexual I've been!!! ;)

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Right. Sorry...

When I had to be outside today, and the wind was blasting in my face, I actually caught myself wishing it was normal hot Houston day. And when Summer rolls around again, I'll be missing what little winter we have.

edit: Last night as the 'news covarage' was blaring from the t.v., I heard the anchor woman say "The Harris County Emergancy Operations Center has been open since 9:00am". I might have heard that wrong, or perhaps different words were used after Harris County.

I wonder what people in Colorado or Wyoming do when they get temperatures at or below 32 degrees. FEMA is probibly there year round'.

Ok, but in all seriousness, drive careful. I feel for those of you HAIFers that drive pick ups (JMancuso).

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