No, I'm not talking about parachute pants or Flock of Seagulls haircuts or acid-washed clothing, but rather the weather. Everyone knew that it had been a pretty cold winter here in DFW, but only in the past few days did we realize that we were flirting with a record: Most consecutive days where the mercury stayed below 80 degrees.
Alas, the record was not to be ours. This afternoon, we hit 80 degrees at the airport for the first time since October 20 of last year. That's a string of 160 days, five shy of the record set 91 years ago.
I can only speak for myself, but I've been happy with the colder winter. My gas bill has never been ridiculously high, and it's nice to have some slightly better-defined seasons in an area where we usually only have "summer" and "not summer." And the wind today made it feel warm but not hot; no complaints about the day at all, save for the fact that I had to spend quite a bit of it teaching indoors.
How was the weather in your neck of the woods today?
Make breakfast in rapid-fire fashion: Want to liven up your morning meal? Here are the instructions on how to cook bacon with a machine gun.