Posts Tagged ‘cold’

Regretting yesterday

June 2, 2011

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Tony and Philip
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TONY
“Man it’s almost cold today. I should’ve brought my jacket.”

PHILIP
Yeah, they said it was around 30 C yesterday. And humid too, eh?

TONY
“I didn’t like yesterday either, as a matter of fact.”

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In the early morning rain

March 7, 2011

PHILIP
“I saw that they’re calling for rain for two days starting Wednesday morning.”

TONY
“Oh boy, well it gets me shivering just thinking about it. You know, it’s sometimes just better just to have it snow even when it’s cold too. It looks nicer, that’s one thing that’s for sure.”

As he likes it

January 27, 2011

TONY
“There ain’t nothing better than when it gets warm again after it’s been really, really cold. You know it was -30 with that wind the other night. That’s not for me, that’s for sure, not anymore anyway.”

Father knew best

December 29, 2010

PHILIP
“I’ve never asked you about your dad; what did he do for a living?”

TONY
“Oh he was a highway mechanic, fixing rigs when they broke down mostly.”

PHILIP
“That’s got to be one lonely job.”

TONY
“And lonely.”

PHILIP
“Dangerous, I bet.”

TONY
“Hot in the summer.”

PHILIP
“Weren’t you trained as a car mechanic?”

TONY
“Yeah, but I was never as good as my dad.”

Up where he belongs

December 16, 2010

PHILIP
“Hey, where did you sleep last night? I think they said it was going down to -20C with the windchill.”

TONY
“I got lucky. My friend let me use a bed in their house so it was OK. It even wasn’t in the basement, so it was pretty toasty too.”

Hockey fan

November 26, 2010

TONY
“At least you know when it’s cold, there’s going to be hockey on. I’ll tell you, that’s the best thing I’m thinking about winter right now. Coo-oo-oold.”

Same time, next year

October 22, 2010

TONY
“Cold again this morning, eh? This is going to take some getting used to, same as every year.”

Apocalypse soon

October 18, 2010

TONY
“Boy, I am really, really cold right now. I’ve been cold since I got up. I’m sure it’s not the right thing to say but right now I hope global warming comes soon. And it’s not even really that cold yet, you know.”

On the sunny side of the street

October 1, 2010

TONY
“You need a jacket, Phil — it’s cold you know. Well, just walk over on the sunny side  [of the street]. It’ll be warm enough for you there.”

Cold comfort

July 15, 2010

PHILIP
“Where’d you sleep last night?”

TONY
“In the park, and I only slept about an hour with this heat. It’s killing me. I tell you, days like this even makes a basement seem a big-time luxury.”

Chill factor

March 22, 2010

TONY
“Boy, you could really tell that my body’s old. Last night, I was up near the drugstore, you know, up at Howard Park and Ronces and I was shivering my you-know-what off with all my sweaters and my coat, and there comes this kid on his bike, he doesn’t even have a shirt on. Makes me cold just thinking about it.”

Cold hands, warm heart

February 10, 2010

TONY
“Feel my hands, both of them. Feel them.”

PHILIP
“Why would you want me to do that?”

TONY
“You’ll see. My left one is colder than the right one. I can hardly move these two fingers. Been that way for months. And when my hands are out in the cold, I can’t move them at all. I gotta see the doc about this, I guess.”

Ooops, I did it again

December 17, 2009

TONY
“I hear you put in the blog the thing I said about Edmonton having a dry cold.”

PHILIP
“Yup. Funny, eh?

TONY
“It sort of reminds me of when I was a kid. I actually kind of liked  it when it was really, really cold.”

At least it’s a dry cold

December 14, 2009

PHILIP
“Did you hear about Edmonton? Their temperature dropped to -46 degrees [-51 F]. Now that’s cold.”

TONY
“But you gotta remember it’s dry cold. And I know the difference, if you know what I mean.”

Am I tough enough for it?

December 13, 2009

PHILIP
“Cold enough for you?”

TONY
“You gotta admit too, I’m tough enough for it. Not many people can say that, if you know what I mean.”

Cool comfort

January 17, 2009

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TONY
“You know, I almost got arrested the other night, you know when it was really freezing and there was no electricity?”

PHILIP
“This seems to be an all-too-regular occurrence, if you don’t mind me saying so. I mean the ‘arrested’  part.”

TONY
“Well what can I say.

“Anyway, I found this trailer so I got inside. One of my regulars owns it and I figured he wouldn’t mind even if he knew I was there. I was so damn cold I had to get out of the wind somehow.”

PHILIP
“So how did you nearly get arrested?”

TONY
“Well I had my bike light that I was using for light inside, and then it started flashing and a cop car was cruising by and the cop could see my light flashing from inside the trailer. So of course he comes to investigate and he finds me and gets me out, you know, to question me. So I just tell him the truth, that it was really cold and I didn’t break anything or steal anything. Well he tells me he could charge me with B&E, but he’s not that kind of guy, and besides, he probably would have done the same thing in my situation.”

PHILIP
“Sounds like a pretty decent guy … ”

TONY
“No kidding. That’s not even half of it. He has me get in the cruiser with him and we drive to down the Coffee Time but it’s closed just like everything else with the power problems they had. So we find some place that’s open, he buys me a coffee and then he drives me back to Ronces. It was bitter cold out there but at least he went easy on me.”

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