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Cold. So Cold.

10022_tita1.jpgIs it cold where you are? Yeah. I think it dipped down into the single digits where I’m from last night, and I can’t even be bothered to walk outside and bring the trash can in from the driveway.

But if you, too, are suffering from the bitter cold this weekend, you can take solace in this story: Out in Siberia, where it’s minus 30C (I dunno what that is is Fahrenheit, but probably something like -400), a 62-year-old woman slipped and fell on a railway track, and her hand froze to the rail. She was stuck there for an hour, until a passerby saw her. Rescuers had to use welding torches to remove part of the track and transport the woman to the hospital, where she was treated for hypothermia and, hopefully, had the track removed from her hand.

So, as you’re cursing that wind tunnel while walking to your car today, take heart: At least you’re not frozen to a railway line.

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Sorry to tell you this Dustin, but where I am it's sunny and about 30C. Yup. Going to the beach this weekend, too.

Sucks to be in the Northern Hemisphere, no?

In case you're thinking "you'll get your turn", well, actually, no, I won't. You see, in Sydney, we comment on the cold weather in winter when it gets to 10C. The kids rush outside to see when the grass gets frost on it, because it's so unusual. Last winter was a bit cold, we had three frosty nights.

Of course, the trade-off for this is that I have to put up with Australians, whom I loathe, even though I'm one of them. Sigh ...