When I arrived in Chicago I enjoyed the cold weather. I enjoyed the boots, gloves, jacket and tights. For about 24 hours. After that I was totally over it.

For the record, anything below 65 is cold to me. Keep this in mind as winter is soon upon us. I know you all look forward to my whining.

Don’t get me wrong. I liked our little 2 mile run on Saturday and REALLY enjoyed my 4 mile “pace” session during the Chicago Marathon because of the coolness. But other than that the cold can suck it.

Speedy Jess’ friend L picked us up from the airport and had this in the back seat of her car.

“What the crap is this?” I asked in my native Floridian accent. (Yeah, Floridians don’t really have accents, but just go with me here.)

L let me know that you put it on your hand like a mitten and it keeps your hand warm when you are scraping the ice off of your windshield. Whoa. That is some heavy duty ice scraping action right there. I admit that last winter I had to scrape some ice off of my windshield and I was not a happy camper.

I used a CD.

It also only happened maybe two or three times. I still have that CD on deck for this season.

Today, I am thankful that I don’t need to own one of these.*

*This is certainly a neat device if you live in cold climates, I hate the cold and thus am happy to not need one. I am not hatin’, oh wait yes I am. Suck it cold!

What are you thankful for today?