180 – Effective Outerwear

180 – Effective Outerwear

Lyta enjoys Ben & Jerry’s. She also dislikes proper pants and shoes. Running across the street to the Union for ice cream during the winter proves to be an interesting adventure.

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Discussion (10)¬

  1. Joseph says:

    Headwear collection++;

    Personally, I keep my hood up instead of wearing a hat. It obstructs vision, sure, but it’s warmer and I only have to keep track of the sweatshirt while indoors. Well, and the other jacket I wear underneath. Yes, I wear a sweatshirt on top of a jacket; it’s a light jacket and a heavy sweatshirt.

    I was going to say that I haven’t seen anyone do this before, but I have actually seen someone in shorts and a t-shirt in very cold weather. It wasn’t snowing, but I think it might have been below freezing.

    Ice cream during the winter is probably a bad idea, but that doesn’t stop me from having it regularly. I just make sure to stay inside until after I’ve finished.

    Finally, did they choose to stay at EIT, or is there no vacation for the sake of continuity?

  2. Styg says:

    Pfft. I’m from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England, a city famed across the UK for its denizens’ biological inability to feel the cold, and let me tell you: that right there is shorts and t-shirt weather!

  3. Baughbe says:

    Knew a guy (who later moved to Colorado) who didn’t wear any shoes until there was snow on the ground, then he would wear open sandals. Was also a GO master, although I don’t think it was related.

  4. reynard61 says:

    I’m pretty much the same way footwear-wise. I don’t wear my boots unless I *ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO*. Otherwise, it’s my Vibrams, sandals or bare feet.

  5. wandering-dreamer says:

    I remember living in Cleveland and having classmates (elementary school kids!) who would play tackle football in the snow in shorts. Crazy kids…

  6. L says:

    Cool hat! There are plenty of people at my school with the same problem.

  7. dr pepper says:

    I’m with Lyta, Of course, since i live in SoCal, it’s no big deal. I’m sure i’d wear long pants and shoes and socks if i lived where there was snow.

  8. sidehack says:

    Had time to kill during finals a few years ago, strolled around campus in t-shirt and unbuttoned light flannel, drinking a slushie, in 27° snowy weather. Freaked out the foreign kids with their fur-lined parkas. Good times. RollaMO.

  9. FreeFlier says:

    My second roomie was sunbathing . . . six inches (15cm) of snow, the windchill takes it to ten below (-23C) . . . and he’s out there in shorts sunbathing on a blanket laid over the snow on the lawn as people are going to/coming from class.

    Of course, what people didn’t notice was that he was in a spot where they was no wind, and there were about five blankets under the one you could see . . . and he was only out there when people were coming and going.

    Well worth the reactions, though. Wish those pictures had come out, but I forgot to allow for the snow messing up the metering.

  10. Heavy is always better says:

    I do the opposite actually, it can be over 30ºC and I’ll still be wearing long pants and heavy boots. It is impossible to beat boots as far as comfy footwear goes.