Sunday, January 5, 2014

Winter weather wisdom

Courtesy of CNN, copied right from the screen:

Dress in loose layers

Wear a hat

Cover most of your body
That’s television as a PowerPoint slide, a slide that whose last eight words seem suitable for an audience five or six or seven years old. And on MSNBC yesterday, a reporter standing in the cold advised viewers to Be Prepared. Which meant — I’m not making it up — a coat, a hat, and gloves or mittens.

Fresca’s blog today shows shows many cold-weather battlers wearing plaid. I find in these photographs strong support for my belief that plaid really is warmer. My revised CNN slide:
Dress in loose layers of plaid

Wear a hat of plaid

Cover most of your body in plaid
Or better yet, stay inside if you can, also in plaid.

A related post
A passage from Proust with plaid
Phil Silvers in plaid

comments: 4

Daughter Number Three said...

As our temperatures were forecast to sink below -20, I couldn't find a scarf and so had to resort to wearing the scardigan, which has the added benefit of meeting the plaid recommendation.

Michael Leddy said...

That’s pretty stylin’. :)

JuliaR said...

Happy new year, even with the snow! We Canadians are pretty tough, eh. But I still got a chuckle out of this Onion story:,18705/

Remember, pace yourself with the shovelling.

Michael Leddy said...

Happy New Year to you, Julia, and thanks for the link. The line between real media and The Onion gets thinner.

I did pace myself, with time out for cocoa and a change of clothes. Total shoveling time: less than an hour and a half.