“It’s like the cold if you were dead” – and then you smiled for a second

Hard to believe I was laughing a year or so ago about the surface of Mars being warmer than the surface of much of New England. Today it maxed out in the low teens—I think it was about 7° F when I woke up this morning and it’s that again now. It would have been a nice day to go skiing, rather than just hanging out in the house.

Following my weather-reporting father’s example, I’ve ordered the Oregon Scientific Cable-Free Thermometer, an indoor-outdoor thermometer that combines an indoor console with one or more wireless remote stations. The idea is you could have the inside temperature, the outside temperature, and maybe the temperature from your wine cellar all on one device. Mostly I’m just interested in finding out how much of my body will freeze before I stumble out the door with the dogs at sunrise on cold days.

(Source for the title, though the specific track, “Plainsong,” isn’t on the iTMS at present.)