Monday, January 05, 2009

Hip hip brr

Oh, poor Alaska. Here you are, the 49th state, home of the former Vice Presidential candidate (who can, incidentally, see Russia from her house), and now you're getting ready to celebrate your 50th year of statehood. You're only 100 years behind Minnesota, but you do share something in common.

It's freaking cold.

Admittedly, Minnesota hasn't had to cancel fireworks yet because of the cold, but give the state time. After all, Alaska, you're not that much further north, really. And hey, you've got things to look forward to.

For example, you can look forward to the eventual thawing of the planet that will bring your temperatures back into a reasonable range. You can look forward to knowing that tabloids want pictures of your governor's grandchild. And you can look forward to those shiny fireworks. Possibly later on this week, even, according to organizers who are hoping that temperatures near 30 below zero won't be enough to snuff the fires used to light the wicks.

And yet we're supposed to believe that the vampires in 30 Days of Night didn't need at least a jacket. Right...

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