Thursday, February 28, 2008

Floyds Knobs & Bad Sweaters


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I was just looking at my sitemeter to see who has stopped by my blog. I'm rather addicted to doing that..I have no idea why. But I digress, the latest visitor was from Floyds Knobs, IN. Have you ever heard of that place? Why, according to the Google Map, it's just down the pike from Cementville. It just strikes me funny. Perhaps because I have been over at Matt's Blog and my funny bone has been tickled to no end this morning already. So Floyds Knobs just made me giggle.

In other news, its COLD here in sunny South Florida. A couple of times a year, the jet streams dips below Orlando and we actually get a chill in the air. It was 44 outside this morning when I woke up and the temp in the house was 68. We immediately banged the heat up to like 74. We don't do "cold". Apparently neither do my fellow South Floridians. As I was coming out of the store earlier a woman looked at me in my cotton sweater and said "aren't you COLD????????????" as if I was wearing a tank top and shorts. Heck I even have socks on today. I don't do socks. She was decked out in a non-matching ensemble of a winter fleece coat, a ginormus cable knit hat, complete with pom pom on top and a scarf...it was 57 degrees outside....she said she was FREEZING!



I call it bad sweater weather.



Here's how it works. People pull out whatever vintage sweater or coat they owned when they moved to South Florida..so...if you moved here in 1972, you pull out that outerwear from that year (or earlier). It doesn't matter if it looks good OR fits properly. They wear it. Now of course I don't fit into this category. I must be fashionable. I look at boots and sweaters every fall even though its 95 degrees here....and I usually buy some..just so I can wear them for an hour on a "cold" February morning and look somewhat trendy.

So that being said..I'm off to heat up some soup...IT'S COLD IN HERE!!

12 comments:

Matt-Man said...

Well, if Floyd has more than one knob he should have a city named after him. That's quite impressive.

Secondly, you said that you "banged up the heat". That sounds sexual. I really like that. Cheers!!

leelee said...

I agree...go Floyd! and your knobs.

We bang up a lot of stuff around here...what can I say? I'm a Jersey Girl.

Bond said...

57 is cold?

Memphis was 34 today...waiting for the warm days to arrive...

leelee said...

I'm a transplanted Jersey girl Bond..so in reality it's not that cold..but it's true what they say about your blood thinning...I have the heat on in my gallery right now..ya know,just to take the chill off.

Corn Dog said...

It's about time you got some bad sweater weather. Don't worry it'll be gone in 20 minutes.

leelee said...

I know Corn...and here I was being boastful about 86 poolside degrees last weekend..

we're up to a delicious 64 now..

Scary Monster said...

Me be workin with a guy who often uses ginormous in he everyday speech. He also usin gigantor as well. Me don't have the heart to hand him a dictionary; be lovin the way he talkin everday.

Still snowin here so me jus gonna ignore yer complainin.

STOMP!

The Phosgene Kid said...

I knew old Floyd, he was a knob. If it drops below 60 I am looking for a coat...

leelee said...

No dictionary needed...when you metioned Gigantor...I started singing the theme song. Oh how I long for the days of cartoons on WPIX Channel 11 before grade school...GIIIGAAAANNNNNNNNTOR!

I'm glad your here Scary..

;-)'s and HUGS!!

leelee said...

Phos..if it drops below 60 you MUST get a coat (even a light one will do) brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

puerileuwaite said...

Apparently Floyd's Knobs has nothing more than Candle Shops and Gay Bars. So I'm outta here on the last train to Clarksville.

leelee said...

And I'll meet you at the station.
You can be be there by four thirty,
'Cause I made your reservation.
Don't be slow, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!