View Full Version : Sometimes I'd rather not know

01-30-2008, 05:33 PM
I got a new outdoor digital thermometer for Christmas.

Yesterday it was 47 degrees.

This morning it's -1.

I liked it better when I didn't know. Brrrrrrr...

01-30-2008, 05:58 PM
I liked it better when I didn't know.But if ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people around?


Devil Ledbetter
01-30-2008, 06:15 PM
I want something to record the windspeeds around here. It's crazy out there!

01-30-2008, 06:16 PM
I like knowing how cold it is in winter, because it gives me the right to complain, make myself out to be a martyr, and other wholesome activities.

Next year, ask Santa for a snow gauge.

Maryn, basking in a balmy 21 with winds in excess of 50 m.p.h.

01-30-2008, 06:20 PM
ask Santa for a snow gauge.Point of interest - a snow gauge is just as dangerous as a 12-gauge only colder.

01-30-2008, 06:30 PM
I like my little temperature/windchill factor thingy: it tells me that I need to start my car at least 15 minutes before driving to work, and to put on flannel-lined jeans, a sweater, a down ski jacket, 2 scarves, gloves, a hat, and bring a flask of whiskey with me to walk the dog.

I like it better in the summer, when it tells me to take things off before I go outside.

01-30-2008, 06:34 PM
yesterday in St. Louis = Noon = 71 degrees. 5 pm = 20 degrees.

01-30-2008, 06:51 PM
Geez-Louise, Stew! That brings to mind the time I went to work (in Tucson) slightly chilly, in a gauze blouse and a skirt. I ate outside at noon and was glad I hadn't dressed warmer. By the time I went home, it was snowing lightly. Turns out it melts immediately on something that thin, and my car didn't have heat. I remember shivering uncontrollably on the slow drive home. Nobody there, me included, knew how to drive on snow.

I arrived soaked and cold, but a little drink and a hot bath solved that problem. I recommend it highly!

Maryn, hoping your day goes better

01-30-2008, 06:56 PM
Crazy weather. From 65 to 15 in a day! No wonder so many people get sick.

01-30-2008, 06:57 PM
It's -45 degrees celcius in the Canadian Prairies this morning...that's without the wind chill factor!

Kevin, cold...but not that cold.

01-30-2008, 06:58 PM
I wore a denim jacket to work. Didn't even need it really, but heard it was supposed to cool off.
By the time I left work frozen rain, lashing winds, and 50 degrees cooler.

It was crazy.

01-30-2008, 06:58 PM
Soon most Americans will become Canadians if the Republicans win again in November...

01-30-2008, 06:59 PM
I'll have to learn celcius and the metric system, won't I? damn.

01-30-2008, 07:05 PM
(F - 32) * 5 /9 = C


9 * C / 5 + 32 = F

so -45C = -49F

Brrrrr... that's cold.

01-30-2008, 07:13 PM
Soon most Americans will become Canadians if the Republicans win again in November...
And we'll only come back to the USA to get health care.

Oh, and to go along with Maestrowork's amazingly useful F<->C formulas, the integral of x^2 is 2x + C. Don't forget the C, or your teacher will take points off your answer. Don't ask how I know.

01-30-2008, 07:14 PM
Someone flunked Calculus, I bet.... Actually that's not integral... that's derivative.