Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Winter in Sacto

Yep, it's a seasonal theme lately. And winter has definitely arrived. Not the typical rainy, grey winter that we expect, but rather a COLD winter.

Yes, COLD.

Because 28 degrees is 28 degrees is COLD no matter whether you're in New England, the Midwest, or even sunny Northern Cali.

Scooter apparel for mornings like this = wool knee socks, jeans, ankle boots, turtleneck, wool sweater, leather jacket, scarf, peacoat, gloves. And my hands were still white by the time I got to class for my Spanish final this morning.

Yes, Virginia, there IS cold weather in Northern California. Winter has arrived...