Monday, 24 January 2011

frozen eyeballs...

Ottawa shattered a 41-year-old record Monday, when the temperature dipped to -28.6 C


You know it's cold when Calgary reports this...apparently a woman was skating on the Ottawa canal yesterday and had to be hospitalised because her eyeballs froze.  I can't find anything to substantiate this claim, other than hearing it on the news this morning.  I'm certain you'll be reading other folks blogs who write about running or skating or skiing is this craptastic weather, but you won't find it here.  Me, I spent Sunday in my jammies with the fireplace on...


that's not really me, I don't look that good in a snuggie
The only time I went outside was to see what was blocking my gas furnace air intake, yes, in my jammies with my down coat & winter boots on, I waded my way through the snow at 6:30am to unplug said intake valve.  Luckily for me, once the obstruction (a hunk of frozen ice) was removed, my furnace sparked up right away and it seemed as though it never shut off!   Lily was quite happy to snuggle up and sleep in the sunshine while I read, napped, played on the computer, read, napped....well, you get the idea of me doing absolutely nothing!!

This week I start swimming, yes, I'm joining the Greyfish three days per week, to try to keep my cardio up.  

I've also just registered for the Rideau Lakes Bike Tour.  This year is the 40th Anniversary and they are offering (to purchase) a commemorative cycle shirt.  You know me, I'm all about the bling...so I ordered one!

Well, there you go, a momentary frozen hiccup of doing nothing in the challenge of moving every day!


Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

16 comments:

cdnhollywood said...

My wife begged me not to run today after hearing of that "story."

Might have some merit to it though - closest I could find is this:
http://ottawastart.blogspot.com/2011/01/strange-tales-from-frozen-ottawa.html

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

And just when I go and start crying about it being cold here I now will say nothing. Frozen Eyeballs takes the cake.

3 swims a week will really help. You will have a strong, amazing year ahead of you.

Jess said...

She should've blinked.

GeorgiaSnail said...

frozen eyeballs...broken records ofr low temps?!?!?

THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!!!

Wes said...

oh sawry, but I draw the line at frozen eyeballs. well, come to think of it, I draw the line at frozen <-- insert body part here !!

:-)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Were they frozen shut or open??????? Well we'll be basking in summer-like temps tomorrow, it's suppose to get to 33ยบ....

Marlene said...

These temps are ABSURD! Glad you stayed warm and snuggly... sometimes I think I should have more sense. ;)

Xenia said...

I've decided I need to hit the pool again too. We're like twins! :)

Stay warm over there. Sounds horrendous!

Marci said...

That is just crazy!! I didn't know it was possible for eyeballs to freeze?!! Stay warm!

Anonymous said...

That's only -20 fahrenheit, if you can freeze your eyes at that temp. every kid in North Dakota would have frozen eyes after a sledding party.

Bruce

MarieA said...

it wasn't me on the canal, but my eyeballs froze walking the dog. Th dog? He was walking on two paws alternately trying to keep the other two paws from freezing to the snow.
seriously!

Nat said...

It was really fucking cold! And really, I'm with you on this every thing is on hold outside until it gets to be a bit less harsh!

Lily on the Road said...

Hi Bruce,

thanks for stopping by. I'm sure you guys are a hardy lot in North Dakota, in fact I follow a fellow blogger who lives there!!

Thanks for your comment and stop by again!!

Lily

Judi said...

you are going to make that jersey look good!

FruitFly said...

Of course you had to buy the 40th anniversary shirt - I totally would, too!!

Frozen eye balls, even if it didn't really happen the fact that it was on the news means it is REALLY freaking cold!! Brrrr!!!

Sprocketboy said...

Gee, didn't I just get the 25th Anniversary Rideau Lakes Tour t-shirt? Enjoy getting ready for the ride--it is always fun!