I'm laughing here in Houston, folks, because it's 25 degrees. I'm not laughing because it's cold, but because of the Houstonian's reaction to it. Now, understand that we are about 20 degrees lower than normal right now, so I get that. It is cold. But Houstonians are freaking out. I mean, it's just COLD, fer crying out loud. It's not even going to rain! Not even sleeting, snowing, storming, or hailing, although I did see a little puddle on the side of the road that had iced over a little. A group I belong to decided to cancel their monthly meeting because it was predicted to have a low in the 20's. Sheesh. My feeling is, put on an extra sweater, a jacket, don a pair of gloves, and you're all set.:-)
I used to live in Los Angeles, and they were the same way about rain. Gridlock, school closings, mass hysteria, dogs mating with cats, the moon crashing into the Earth: you name it--and that was with a summer shower!
But, it is a good excuse for me to give away some free books. So, just to let you know I'm still around and giving stuff away, I've got unsigned copies of Liz Carlyle's WICKED ALL DAY and Elizabeth Hoyt's TO DESIRE A DEVIL to give away. All you have to do is respond to this post and tell me how cold or hot it is where you live today. The person with the coldest low temp and the person with the warmest high temp wins (and I WILL check, so no fibbing). Include in your comment which of the two books you'd like to win when you respond. US and Canada mailing addresses only, please. I'll select a winner by 8pm tomorrow, January 9, 2010. [Note: date corrected. Apparently, I went a week into the future for a moment, it was so cold.]