My fair city, Saint Paul, has been thrown into a panic about how to celebrate its annual Winter Carnival because it's so, um, cold. The way people are reacting to the weather, from city hall on down, is as if no one expected the weather to be cold (and maybe really cold) in February in Minnesota.
Well, I don't know how it got so cold all of a sudden but I've been spending a lot of time listening to Al Gore. He says that if we all merely change our light bulbs to from incandescent to fluorescent, we can stop the warming of Mother Earth - less energy used, less global warming.
Check this out: They turned off the lights for five minutes at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Coliseum in Rome to combat global warming. Clearly that worked, because it was 12 degrees blow zero Fahrenheit this morning at my house.
Hey, turn those lights back on, Frenchie; it's COLD outside.