Not sure whether you’ve noticed, but it’s been quite a bit colder than normal for this time of year. I can only presume, then, that we’re looking at an Oregon Trail-esque winter. Which means that if your leg breaks or you get dysentery, you’re up a creek, bud.
Seriously, though, it’s effing cold. Cold to the point where when you go outside, it’s all you can think about. Cold enough to push your brain directly into depression for no reason, and then just stop for a second or two because the works have frozen up.
I think that there might be an explanation or two for this. The first is that I read somewhere that Eyjafjallajökull’s April eruption might have been large enough to not only put a pause in commercial flight, but also to cause a longer winter. Not sure whether that’s true, but it seems distantly plausible.
The second is that there just might be more sinister forces at work. Frightening.
No pros and cons here… my fingers hurt from typing.
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