Friday, January 21, 2011

Don't Forget to Cast Your Vote for the Nunies - Voting ends Monday

Friday, cold Friday..... and yes I'm typing to the chug and gurgle of my coffee maker as it prepares a wonderful caffinated dark brown beverage... so obviously, I'm not quite entirely awake yet.

If you haven't voted for BEST BLOG, BEST NEW BLOG or BEST POST in the Nunies (Nunavut Blog Awards) - please visit The House and Other Arctic Musings - as Clare has been awesome enough to host the awards again this year. Especially awesome since if his blog was in the running, I don't think I'd be able to vote for my own blog against him - so fortunately for the rest of us he has pulled himself out of contention. Voting ends Monday. You have to scroll down a little now to find the poll, but there is a great post about Raven's that is well worth the read on your way to the polling station.

In my state of not-quite-awakeness while scrolling through facebook status updates, I've wondered if it would make a good science fair project to see if you could support the hypothesis that Canadians are unusually obsessed by the weather, compared to nonn-Canadians. Of course, I am living in Nunavut and presently the temperature in Baker Lake has reached -43 C and may sink as low as -48 C (without the windchill) tonight. So, I can't really be surprised that everyone's update is that its cold outside. Lucky for us, the wind hasn't been too strong - its been dead calm at times even, and while I haven't spent much time out side and I'm certainly dressing warmer than normal - it hasn't been too bad. Its easier to take than -30 C with a 50 km/h wind - the wind has a habit of getting at you, even huddled deep in a tunnel style hood.

Ah.... (cringe) the sounds of the coffee maker have been replaced with the sounds of the sewage truck making the pipes bang - it also makes the pictures on that wall jump around - I fully expect to find one on the floor one day. I guess I'd better get back to finishing the morning routine


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2 Comments:

Blogger Melodie said...

I think you're right about Canadians being way more obsessed about the weather. It's because a) It's so crappy for most of the year, b) the weather is highly variable as well, making every day something different.

Time to live in the Tropics!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Clare said...

Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.

Thanks for the very kind words about the House.

11:05 AM  

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