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Cold, cold, cold...

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on December 17, 2008 at 6:18 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:11 AM

Hi everyone...

Just how cold can it get? Well, it's going to be 0 degrees when we all wake up on Saturday morning. I'm so relieved I don't work that day - I plan to stay in my pajamas as long as possible. That will be the coldest day of the week! Sorry to all of you who have to work that day... especially those of you who work "out in the elements". There's that phrase again - I just can't escape it here in the news world.

The Channel 7 parking lot is an ice rink right now, I don't suggest walking in high heels on it. :) Duh! Today, when I came into work - I slipped right in front of the guy that comes to our station to spray for bugs and critters... he made fun of me for my choice of shoes. He was absolutely in the right. I was leaning toward the snow boots, but opted for my heels anyway. Not the brightest choice. Why do I do it? For the record, Larry slipped too. He had sensible shoes on. He always does... I should take a lesson from him.

Poor Edgar Linares had to go out in the 11 degree weather this AM to do his live report, but he's such a good sport and doesn't complain! (He was a Edgar-sicle when he came back to the station) Seriously though, His story was about The Salvation Army's Project Share - a program that helps families struggling with heat bills. They are running out of money very quickly every month, because so many people need help right now. With the layoffs in the area, the need is greater than ever! The foodbank is also in desperate need of turkeys. If you can donate one, now is the time. Just think, if we all donated a turkey... what a difference that could make!

Bogus Basin opens today - YAY! Ski buffs are so happy. I can't imagine skiing when it's this cold - I learned to ski in California when I was little, so for some reason I think it should be 70 degrees when I hit the mountain. My better half is a huge snowboarder though, so we'll be going a lot. He was getting our gear all ready to go last night... so I'll see you all at Bogus, Brundage, Tamarack, Sun Valley... etc. I'll have to suck it up.

Have a great Wednesday!