Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day

This morning I awoke to the the Blackberry buzzing and the following message: "This is a message from the Halton District School Board. All parents, students and staff are advised that due to inclement weather, all schools and board offices are closed today."

Caden was delighted (especially in his new sock monkey hat, a gift from Cole), as were Chloe and Cole. Claire had to go to school and let me assure you, those roads were slick. Luckily she had only a half day so there was no driving in the evening rush hour. We saved that for the not-cancelled hockey practice!

In the meantime, a friend hailing from the U.K. sent along this (much circulated) funny:

The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart

50° Fahrenheit (10° C)

Californians shiver uncontrollably.
Canadians plant gardens.

35° Fahrenheit (1.6° C)

Italian Cars won't start.
Canadians drive with the windows down. (or, in my case, with the convertible top down - but I do wear mitts!)

32° Fahrenheit (0 ° C)

American water freezes.
Canadian water gets thicker.

0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C)

New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

-60° Fahrenheit (-51° C)

Mt. St. Helens freezes.
Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

-100° Fahrenheit (-73° C)

Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

-173° Fahrenheit (-114° C)

Ethyl alcohol Freezes.
Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg

-460° Fahrenheit (-273° C)

Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
Canadians start saying "cold, eh?"

-500° Fahrenheit (-295° C)

Hell freezes over.
The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.


ArlaMo said...

DH enjoyed this one, Lee!

shirley said...

I loved this! I will forward to my Canadian co-workers - they'll get a kick out of it, too.

Char said...

OMG - could he BE any frickin cuter?? LOVE the Caden boy. And as a fellow canuck, HYSTERICAL!