baby it’s cool outside

November 19, 2009

The temperature here in Houston has dipped into the range that can officially be labeled “cool,” and it has actually lasted more than two days. In general, I would much rather be hot than cold, but I’m trying to look on the bright side of life. So in the spirit of optimism, here is my list of things that I like about this weather.


The clothes. Are winter clothes not the best? There is just something about a sweater. I would wear them year-round if I could, but instead I’ll just enjoy the 2-3 months that I can pull them off without sweating myself into dehydration.


Warm drinks. I mentioned that I’m enjoying coffee lately, and now I can tell you that it’s SO much better when it’s not a hundred degrees outside. Sometimes–when I am dragging myself out of bed before 5 a.m., or facing up to the fact that there is not enough hot water to stay in the shower forever–the thought of a warm cup of coffee gives me the motivation I need to take that step. I just cannot believe I have turned into one of those people.


Cuddling. Even though I hate being cold, I have convinced David to leave the heater off for as long as possible because I have turned into some kind of money-saving madwoman. It probably dips below 50 in our house at night now, but that’s fine with me because this way David will cuddle up next to me all night long. I don’t think I have ever slept better than I have these past few days. The only problem is, getting up is a real drag.

That’s it. That’s the end of my list. Now what about you? What do you love about cold weather?

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Comments on baby it’s cool outside

  1. 1

    From Just Fine Just Dandy:

    I love all those things too! Boots and sweaters are the best. We had a definite cold here in Oklahoma (it’s now warming up) for a couple days!

    And I love me some coffee and it’s OK to be one of ‘those’ people! Coffee lovers stick together! Ha! I guess I thought you’d always been a coffee lover because of the name of your blog – is there a particular story behind the name of your blog?

  2. 2

    From Scott:

    Don’t forget: no more $400 electric bills!

  3. 3

    From kapachino:

    Ah yes, that’s another good one! Should have put it on my list!

  4. 4

    From Chelsea:

    I hate cats but the first picture is SOOOO cute!

    I love being cuddled in a warm bed! I love sitting by the fire pit on cool (not cold) nights.

  5. 5

    From maressa santos:

    don’t hate cats, :( they’re really lovable, if u dislike them is fine, but don’t hate them :(

  6. 6

    From SoMi's Nilsa:

    My favorite things about the cold? Ooooooh boy!
    * Scarves
    * Down-filled everything
    * Woolly lined boots
    * Snow
    * (Self-imposed) snow days

    The list goes on. Now, you should no longer be wondering why I love living in Chicago!

  7. 7

    From Mindy:

    Knitting is the best in cold weather… especially with some friends and hot chocolate. :)

  8. 8

    From Megan:

    I, too, love winter clothing, hot drinks, and cuddling (although, I know by “those” people, you were referring to THIS person)!

    Also: I love that I can shave my legs less in winter! (Am I the only one?)

    And, there’s something about the smells of fireplaces smoking, the sights of twinkle lights wrapped around trees, and the soothing warmth of your favorite indoors places on a cold night. I love winter. I think it’s magical.

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    From Girl w/the Red Hair:

    OMG I love those kitty pictures!!!

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    From Tabaitha:

    I love the cooler weather for all the same reasons. I can wear scarves more often, and I love sweaters. I don’t think my AC or heater have been in for the past month. The weather is perfect. I also love the Red Starbucks cups. I don’t really drink or buy a lot of Starbucks, but it always cheers me up when I see the Red Cup. Great marketing for Starbucks.

  11. 11

    From Megan:

    I totally agree, Tabaitha. I love those red cups!

  12. 12

    From Erin:

    I love sweaters and boots, scarves and mittens. I love apple cider and hot chocolate. I love coming in from the cold.

  13. 13

    From maressa santos:



    i’m meltiiiiinnnggg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    this is so unfare.. :( too tooo cutee!!!

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