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The Big Chill

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January 8, 2014

At the moment, the weather is the main topic of conversation throughout the Upper Delaware River Valley region and with good reason—it’s freakin’ cold outside! Actually, “cold” doesn’t begin to describe what we are experiencing, and both local and national news stories are doing their best to describe what we on the East Coast (and much of the country) are going through. Meteorologists have dubbed it a “polar vortex” (sounds like a sci-fi film) and “arctic blast” (isn’t that a chewing gum?) but as far as I’m concerned… there are no words. To make matters worse, I decided to begin the New Year with resolutions of epic proportions: cutting down on caffeine, and smoking cessation. I swore that I wasn’t going to share this tidbit with anyone, for a variety of reasons; but here I am, tearing my hair out, stuck in the house and screaming.