Monday, January 19, 2009

Humor from the Log Cabin

Seeing as we've all been talking about the weather quite a bit this past week, thought you would appreciate this Michigan Temperature Conversion Chart. Pay extra special attention my blogger friends from North Carolina, Texas, California and Florida! :-)

Temperature Conversion Chart

@ +70 degrees
Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear.
People in Mich go swimming in the rivers.

@ +60 degrees
North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
People in Mich plant gardens.

@ +50 degrees
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Mich sunbathe.

@ +40 degrees
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Mich drive with the windows down.

@ +32 degrees
Distilled water freezes.
Lake Erie water gets thicker.

@ +20 degrees
Floridians put on coats, thermal underwear, gloves and woolly hats.
People in Mich throw on a flannel shirt.

@ +15 degrees
Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Mich have the last cookout before it gets cold.

@ +10 degrees
People in Miami all die.
Michiganders lick the flagpole.

@ 0 degrees
Californians fly away to Mexico .
People in Mich get out their winter coats.

@ -10 degrees
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Mich are selling cookies door to door.

@ -25 degrees
Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic .
Mich Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

@ -30 degrees
Mount St. Helen's freezes.
People in Mich rent some videos.

@ -40 degrees
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Michiganders get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.

@ -45 degrees
Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.
Cows in Mich complain about farmers with cold hands.

@ -60 degrees
ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale).
People in Mich start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"

@ -100 degrees
Hell freezes over.
The Lions win the Super Bowl!


Busy Bee Suz said...

that is so funny.
Here in sunny south florida....I put the heat on for the past few mornings because it has been really cold...I mean, like 49 degrees. Can you imagine???
:) maybe that is summer temps for you.
take care,

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Too Funny, Shelley.. I love it!!!! BUT--since it says that your highs tomorrow at Gaylord will be 11 degrees, be sure that you don't go out and LICK the flagpole. HA HA

George said...

Shelley, this is absolutely hilarious. Since the Lions hired our Tennessee Titans coordinator, perhaps you won't have to wait until the temperature reaches -100!!

Sandi Keene said...

too funny! And kinda true!

Sharon said...

LOL! That's so funny and hey! I'm one of those North Carolinians ;)

Have a blessed evening!

reliv4life said...

really good one! I don't even want to think about -100!! the coldest I have ever seen is -40, and that was cold enough!!

Leedra said...

LOL - notice you didn't make fun of your Tennessee blogging buddies. Or I thought not until I started reading George's comment. I am not a sports fan at all. Who is playing in the Super Bowl?

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grammy said...

That was fun. We are crazy coloradans that are lovin the +60s.

Natural Moments said...

It's true about the Californians. 50 degrees is bone chilling for a lot of them. It really funny to experience. I'm excited because I get to go there next week and smile a lot.

Christy said...

I loved this, Shelley. I about lost it when I read that last line and I'm reading it at 2am and both my boys are asleep not a good combo but this is absolutely hysterical and on some levels so true.

Cedar ... said...

That is a hoot! I've seen a similar one about life and temperatures here in the Adirondacks. It's humor like that helping us to get through the winter! thanks!

April said...


That is great! I needed a good laugh this early and COLD morning!

Constance said...

I had to laugh, especially over the first one in Texas! There is a bit of truth to that! As you know, we just got home from our Winter in Yellowstone vacation. The weather was balmy for us when we got back and these clowns down here were acting like we were in the deep freeze. Whatever!

My Hub's family is from Michigan (Travers City & Remus) so I might have to steal that and send it to his Aunt!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Too funny, Shelley! Hey, we finally got snow last night and this morning in NC...a whole couple of inches! School is cancelled and a lot of folks are staying home from work...including me! LOL

Lady of the Mote said...

that is good,thanks for the laugh this morning,I sure need it,freezing my bum off in NYC

Sarah said...

That is so so funny!

Tami said...

So funny!

ctlogcabin said...

Laugh out loud Funny !! Love the picture of you and Marvin up in the left hand corner.
Both of you are Cuties !!
Hugs ~ Connie xox

Jen said...

enjoy it while you can.

Sandy said...

hahahah, it's all in acclimating to your surroundings...hahaha. Yeah when it's 65 in the house I need heat!

John Poole said...

Dear Shelly,

I really hate to be a pedantic pain in the butt (everyone says I am), but absolute zero actually occurs at -459 degrees F, whereas your posting states -60 degrees F.

Please feel free to discreetly reject this comment outright (I would've emailed you, instead, if I knew your email). I will not be in anyway offended!

But I felt I just had to warn you of the error before some other jerk, even more obnoxious and pedantic than myself, decided to tell you the same! :-)

All that said, this posting is really, really, really funny!!!

- John

Shellmo said...

Glad you all got a chuckle out of this! Betsy - I won't be licking the flag pole - I did see that movie "Christmas Story" and saw what happened with that! ha,ha!
And John, I don't mind the correction - I got this joke from a friend of mine - so I'll be sure to CORRECT her! LOL!

J said...

Hi Shelley
Just stopped by to say Hi and have a laugh at your cute post! Your blog looks great as usual, I love the pics!!


Mom2-2goodboys said...

This is a GREAT POST! And so true!

I am laughing so hard the tears are rolling down my cheeks. Will definately have to pass this on to my friends and family.

The part about the Girl Scout's going door to door to sell cookies is right on....I bought 6 boxes just yesterday from my neighborhood Girl Scouts. YUM, can't wait to taste those Thin Mints!

Janice said...

As a former Northern Michigander who enjoys reading your blog, I really liked your list. Thanks for the laugh!

JyLnC said...

This could work for Northern Illinois, too. It's all about perspective. Very funny.