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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Warning! Don't Touch Me!

If you see me coming, turn and run away. You don't want to come near me, trust me!
At this point I wouldn't even get to close to your computer screen. Just stay back!

I'm having quite a problem with this cold weather.
What kind of problem could I possibly be having you ask?
Well besides the fact that I'm taking EXTREMELY long hot showers now and letting the hair on my legs grow to keep them warm (okay I'm not doing that but I feel like it), I've got this problem.
I was simply brushing my hair last night and this is what I'm dealing with.

Isn't it lovely?I can't do anything with it these days.
But besides that, when I'm folding laundry I get shocked by the dryer.
I pet my dog and I shock my dog.
I shock the kids. (Well that's actually kind of fun!)
Don't even get me started about what happens when I go grocery shopping and try to buy canned goods.
This is Florida people! Central East Coast Florida. Beach, I live near the beach! I don't have clothes for this kind of weather. Do you know how stupid I look in socks and flip flops? Pretty stupid let me tell ya. Am I whining? Yes! Am I a baby? Yes!
Think warm thoughts, think warm thoughts, think warm thoughts. It's not working. Someone bring me an electric blanket!
It doesn't usually stay this cold for this long. In fact I woke up this morning and the bird bath was frozen. That's cold.

Can one of you northern people send me down some long johns and a heavy jacket? LOL!
Don't forget about Friday Funnies tomorrow!


  1. Girl, we lived in northern Japan for eight years. The snow started between Oct & Nov and did not leave until Apr or May!

    Now, we are in NC and after dealing with that Japan winter, this seems like nothing to me. But, don't get me wrong, I am wearing my longjohns, hat and heavy coat!

    I really do hope it warms up for you VERY soon. I can only imagine what it's like to not be prepared for such weather.


  2. Oh my Kim! Stay away from gas pumps and matches! LOL! Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

  3. Imagine this... I'm rubbing my thumb and index finger together.... What is it? I know, a curious mind like yours wants to know...
    It's the worlds smallest violin playing for you!

    ROFL!!!!!! ( ;

  4. Yikes! I'll gladly trade you, Kim. We are to be at a low of -3 with winds of 40 mph and chill of -30. Ugh !:( I'm electrifying, too. :D

  5. I feel your pain! I am in North Florida and have to go shopping for some thicker sweaters today! My collection is not warm enough!!

  6. A little hairspray on your brush will help :)

  7. Drink some HOT CHOCOLATE...DUH!

    Get your balloons out, and let your kids have a "hands on" static electricity experiment with your electrifying hairdo..... Remember, any valid experiment requires many, many retests for trial and error!

    P.S. Just remember also to keep your tongue away from frozen flag poles and the like.......I know temptation may be resounding in your soul these days! Resist it, Sister! ( ;

  8. Sorry, girl. I count you a great friend, but I'm keeping my electric blanket! Brrrrrr! You're on your own. :)

    And in the interest of full disclosure, I'm presently wearing WOOL socks OVER regular socks...with my flip flops. (Are we sisters, or what?!)
    I'll spare you from a picture. Lol!

  9. My heater is freaking out. It keeps tripping my fuse box! UGH>... I hear rumors of flurries tonight for Orlando!

  10. Kim,

    Try adding a humidifier to your home to add that moisture back into your home from the dryness that the cold weather brings along with the heaters we all use.

    Hope that helps!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  11. That's shocking:-) Hee, hee, hee.

  12. Definately the theme for today....goodness gracious mercy me !!! I have been leaving comments on FB like I want to go to the beach....guess I will have to stop saying this....It's cold there too :(

    Get you a snuggie and some coffee and try to stay warm my friend :)

    Still praying for you

  13. I will steer clear so I dont' get shocked. My parents are in Florida right now trying to enjoy the warmer weather. LOL she called and said she is freezing.

  14. I live in Wisconsin so all this snow and cold is "normal." I don't like it but I have to deal with it. We have plenty of winter boots and jackets, wish I could share with you..

  15. That 'splains everything! I DL'ed firefox today and it was going right nice till I opened THIS PAGE. Tried 3 times... YOU KILLED FIREFOX! LOL!

    I'm the same way. I have to wake Duller to get the clothes out of the dryer. I told you about the time I blew out Colonial Drive, didn't I? I wonder if you'd blow out the light I always blew out... literally EVERY time we passed it... just a tad north of you, N end of Rckldg or thereabouts, as I recall.

    Love ya loads, 'lectric lady!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  16. Hahaha, you want sympathy?! No way! Welcome to the cruel, cold world!

  17. Obviously you were not made for cold weather my friend! Though I seem to remember somebody complaining about wanting it to be cold for Fall and then Christmas. :)

    Don't you have tennis shoes and pants? Surely you have SOMEthing to wear! It's been gray and a little damp and foggy and in the 40's mostly while Dad's been here - not my fave weather AT ALL. I want the sun back!! :)

    Had no time to post today, but Chocolate Friday will be up for tomorrow as usual! Big hugging-you-without-touching-you-so-I-don't-get-shocked hugs! :)

    Oh, and the shocking reminds me - I used to get shocked a lot when I wore certain flip-flops. Once at the grocery store I touched a metal shelf and heard a loud shock, saw blue flame, and had a bit of black on my thumbnail - OUCH! Worst one I've ever had. You be careful girlfriend!

  18. Oh my goodness....I've been running my tiny humidifier some just to help with the static. The laundry is the worst. I went to take the comforter and blanket apart on our bed....and the whole time it was nothing but "Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!" Little static shocks. Then I did the worst possible thing; I touched the light switch, and it about shocked the bejeebies out of me. LOL It is not fun! I completely empathize. Only I'm not in Florida, where it's supposed to be warm, so maybe not completely. I need a water bottle for my hair in the mornings....:) I feel your pain, friend, literally!:)

  19. I'm in the same boat as you... I leave a spark every where I go...Anything metal I touch...I like the other ladies comment about the hairspry, think I will try that...

  20. We have more static this year than ever before too! Jacobs hair has been a mess for the past week. No more curls! Just a little head of frizz! lol I have to keep watering it down. Maybe I should try oil haha


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