Tuesday, February 06, 2007

homesick

In the past few days, three things made me miss home:

  1. watching Fargo on Friday night. Minnesota was my border state growing up.
  2. helping my brother pull vehicles out of the snowbank on Saturday night. We were on a back road in Grey County, and there were severe snow squalls. My brother was very popular with his 4WD truck, cell phone, and towing knowledge. I was in charge of equipment (tow strap, shovel) and stopping traffic with a flashlight. Helping your fellow motorist is a very northern thing to do. So is knowing how to drive in snowy conditions.
  3. at one point yesterday, Toronto's weather was -11°C with 95% relative humidity. I miss the aridity of northwestern Ontario--winter and summer. There's a reason people from western Canada say "it's a dry cold."

18 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

1. MN is a state. Not part of Canadia. It doesn't below to you, love.
2. Pulling peeps out of snowbanks? Didn't you have cable or something?
3. This was my point to UC when he meh-ed my want to move to St. Paul. AG was all, "Oh yeah! Toronto is sooo much warmer.

Labels: homo

AG is sassy tonight!

tornwordo said...

Yeah, I'm homesick too, for Southern California.

Snooze said...

I grew up in Sudbury and am very much missing the north right now. You are dead on about northern drivers being more helpful and just knowing how to face the conditions. That's great that you and your brother stopped to help so many.

Timmy said...

finally, another post~! it is about time, fool.

St. Dickeybird said...

Are you from Tundra Bay?

Pablo said...

I like people from Fargo. They talk funny.

Miss Thistle said...

I'm confused - this isn't a dry cold? Why are my lips peeling off?

And if I get one more papercut today, I'm going on a shooting spree.

Jason said...

I like TTC cause it doesn't go into the snowbank.

Natasha said...

You and John were like little angels, coming to rescue all those people.

madamerouge said...

Thistle, indoor air is typically very dry in the winter because of the way it's heated. Unless the heating system has a humidifier, indoor humidity levels in the winter can drop to unhealthy levels.

It is not to be confused with outdoor winter humidity, which--if you're anywhere near a Great Lake--makes for a miserable experience.

Butchieboy said...

So, you miss snow and crappy weather?

Jack said...

That must be pretty rewarding.

Riss said...

Awww, Good Samaritans rock!!

fatrobot said...

i love the cold, i like how it makes torontonians mad
hahahah

Normlr said...

I don't miss not ever having been to Manitoba in the winter. I do miss living in a place where people don't freak out when there's 0.0001mm of snow on the road.

I remember having to plow my car through 10 or more snow drifts on the road to my parent's house. Those were the days....

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I so don't miss the cold weather right now.

I'm moving to Scottsdale for good.

Crucible said...

You are a good person. But having done my share of pushing and boosting too, I would suggest that its not exclusive to the north but may be more of a rural vs urban thing.

MitZZee said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....hugs.