Being a Southwest Indian I had no idea what to do when the cold front recently came through Oklahoma. My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw that the high temperatures were going to be in the 50’s.
To put things into perspective, I start dusting off my jackets and breaking out the sweats once the temperatures hit between 60-65 degrees.
To top it all off I had to cover the Woodland Cougars football game on Oct. 5.
When I arrived in Fairfax the temperature was 54 degrees.
I couldn’t believe how many people had showed up to the game. Cougar fans were in high spirits sitting in the bleachers with their blankets and blue jackets.
By halftime, the temperature was 49 degrees and I was miserable. I couldn’t feel my face, hands, legs or feet. I thought my cute Hello Kitty socks could handle the cold but I was wrong.
Also, I noticed that when I was writing the halftime score in my notebook I was writing funny. It was almost to the point where I couldn’t believe it was my own handwriting.
At that point, I went to my car and cranked the heat as high as it could go. I was practically kissing my vent in an attempt to warm up my face.
By the time I had warmed up the third quarter was about to begin. I got my game face on and headed back to the field.
I barely survived the second half of the game and once the fourth quarter ended I ran like Speedy Gonzalez to my car. At that point, the temperature was 46 degrees.
Then, the very next day I had to cover the 2012 Indian Taco Championship.
I thought to myself, “It’s too cold – the taco championship will probably be cancel.” Unfortunately, that was no the case and I had to get up from my cozy bed.
I left my house wearing two shirts, two jackets, knee high socks, gloves and a beanie. I figured I’d be good to go but I was still cold which was no surprise. I lived in the Seattle-Tacoma area for about a year and I was practically cold the entire time I lived there.
I found it comforting when a few people told me, “This is nothing it is only going to get colder.”
Well I guess my dogs and I will be in for a treat this winter.