Yah, sure. Youbetchya.

They say Fargo, N.D. USA is “warm & welcoming.”


Up here we say, “Keeps the riff-raff out.”

Not so sure about that one, either.

* Yeah, I know youbetchya is “you betcha” everywhere else. But listen to someone say it. 😉

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Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. “Red” Fredricks IV here. I’m husband to an amazing woman who is also my best friend, dad to three outstanding kids, Fargoan (North Dakota, that is), proud introvert, veteran messaging strategist/copywriter, and big-time reader. As they say, if you're gonna write good stuff, you have to read good stuff. A ginger, too - ergo the "Red" - although some of it's going white. Cinnamon-Sugar, I call it. Tattooed to boot; seven so far. At age 54, I'm stilling crankin' AC/DC & Metallica, but now and again I spin some Eric Church and Black Uhuru, too. I love hanging out with my (much) better half, spending time with our kids, writing, hiking, riding my mountain bike and reading.


bz · January 8, 2022 at 6:07 pm

Living here 35 miles from Hell (MI) and what’s a little chilly weather?

Paul · January 7, 2022 at 3:29 pm

I’ve talked to a friend in Toronto about wanting to escape the U.S. and I’ve mentioned Calgary. She sent me a screen shot similar to yours of the Calgary forecast – 25 below, along with her comment, “You’ll freeze your balls off.”
Since I’m rather attached to my appendages, I’ve removed Calgary from my house hunting list.
Stay warm.

    Martin C. Fredricks IV · January 7, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Will do, Paul. After posting this I received a response from a friend in Idaho with an image showing -31. But then, he didn’t include the wind chill reading, so…

Chill on the Bone-Chilling - IV Words - The Progressive Perspective · February 3, 2022 at 1:52 pm

[…] We’d had 3-4 inches over the weekend, ourselves, the air temp was in the single digits and the windchill was at -25° or lower. And that’s not even close to how bad it can get. […]

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