It's sooooo cold that ...
... samples just brought in from the mailbox have no smell!
I couldn't even snag a frag smell I'm familiar with (Terracotta Voile d'Ete with its zingy carnation top note) at mailbox temps. PBS television has been running a series on scientists' endeavors to attain absolute zero in the lab, so DH and I have become attuned to the nature of "cold" on the molecular level.
Have you folks noticed this about your mailbox frags, too? (I hear you Australians giggling!)
Thank you, Dee, for positively making my day
with scads of new smellies.
SIDEBAR: Sunday night football brings Dee's New York Giants to our Green Bay Packers' frigid Lambeau Field (aka the Frozen Tundra). Kick-off temperature is forecast to be 1°F (-17°C), and it's only going to get colder and windier as the night settles in--30% chance of precipitation, too!
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I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind--Kansas
I didn't notice the absence of smell right away when I picked up MY wonderful Dee-delivered treats today (woohoo! :bounce -- but after my car warmed up, I started noticing a very delicious & subtle smell on the drive to work. It was -7°F when I woke up this morning, and 2° when I left the house.
Sniff and let sniff.
A balmy 49 F in San Francisco... but I'm just replying because I want to say
in my best John Facenda voice.The frozen tundra of Lambeau Field
I have just read on Wikipedia that Steve Sabol of NFL Films contests that John Facenda coined the phrase, and that it was really Chris Berman imitating John Facenda. Quarry, can you shed any light - cold or otherwise - on the debate?
Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.
It's wet here in the south of the UK. Not freezing, just wet. And dark. And miserable. And a bit windy.
Roll on summer!
"I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
It's not too bad today in New Hampshire, probably close to 40 and sunny, but anytime it drops below 80 I want to hibernate. I would probably never leave the house if I were in Wis., then again I do not even like to go out here when it is around freezing. I really should be living in a warmer climate.
Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source
40 degrees F here at 2pm. Q., please give them some resting time to get back to their senses and start surprising you!
Will move to live somewhere in the North in a heartbeat!
Nah, I do not think they swim in Florida this time of a year, it is too cold for them!
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The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
Frank Caliendo, who does thee best John Madden imitation, is from my high school alma mater--Waukesha South Campus. Go, Blackshirts!
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I've been a Packers fan since my older son latched onto them after Superbowl XXXI.
Maybe I'll wear some snow for them Sunday evening (Neiges, by Lise Watier).
(My other favorite team is whoever plays the Vikings!)
No complaints here in the US South. Perfect weather right now. Crispy, sunny and cool.
Check back with me in 4-5 months so I can tell you about that miserbale, sticky, humid Southern summer. Then you'll truly understand MISERY!
it's cold here in Park City, 20F, but i've noticed that even when it's cold, a higher humidity will encourage the smells
It seems we are due to get your band of freezing weather next!!
It's on it's way over the pond as I write. I'll just have to seek out
my Feminite du Bois, Rahat Loukoum and Cinnabar again.
40's here in Tennessee ( right at the base of the Smokey Mountains where there is actually snow) but that is plenty cold for me. You would never know I grew up living on Lake Erie! I am such a whimp now......I like it nice and hot!
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Yesterday it snowed here in NJ and my frags arrived in the mail. Of course I ripped open the packages like a rabid beast. The bottles were icy, and sprayed on deliciously cold!
It's a few degrees below zero here; not too bad. We've really had an incredibly mild winter, aside from the all the snow. But then I'm from Saskatchewan, originally, where it isn't really cold until your nostrils freeze shut every time you breath.
Yes, any package of 'fumes left outside in this weather will be refreshingly chilly and fairly scentless.
Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.