Friday, March 03, 2006

Friday Challenge - 3/3/06

We took a day trip in early February, and I finally got around to getting the film developed last week. The contrast between being in Chattanooga in late January, where people were complaining about the weather because it was raining, versus being in Garrison, Minnesota, on a sunny, clear, and bright 20-below-zero afternoon in early February --

Well, here. Check out the pictures yourself.

That's right. It gets so cold in Minnesota, we can plow racetracks on the surfaces of frozen lakes and have stock car races on the ice. People build fishing cabins on the lakes, not just near them, and camp in them for weeks at a time and call it "fun." It gets so cold in Minnesota, when you inhale, your nostril hairs actually freeze, and the snow "squeaks" when you walk on it.

So here's today's challenge. As you go about your business today, keep your eyes, ears, and if at all possible, nose, open. Try to look at your locale as if you were a stranger in it. Find at least one sensory cue about the place where you are that only someone who is actually there now would notice, and share it with the rest of us.

Have fun!

P.S. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention. Weekends belong to my family, so see you Monday!