Washington D.C. is not used to temperatures in the low teens and wind chills below zero. Usually you think of highs in the nineties with 90% humidity. We went out to Georgetown for lunch yesterday. Usually this would be a nice two mile walk across the Potomac from Ben's penthouse. After walking a half mile in the bluster we got on a bus for the remainder of the trip. You know it's cold when the CB will pay a dollar for a twelve block bus ride.
So we are moving along in the bus and are about four blocks from the destination when we stop for a group of fifteen frozen co-eds in search of the Metro. It was more of a Coast Guard rescue of hypothermia victims coming from Georgetown Cupcakes. It took each girl about a minute to get her frozen fingers to grasp the dollar fare and put it in the box. Finally inside the warmth of the bus off comes the scarves, ear muffs and mittens . The frost gradually melts off their eyelashes and the color returns to their faces as they settle in for a half mile ride to the Metro station. So much for Al Gore and his Global Warming, the Northeast is freezing its ass off.