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The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent Was a Summer in San Francisco

Can anyone tell me who this quote is from?  If you said Mark Twain, I just found out you are wrong.  Snopes

I was planning on writing a post about how freaking cold it is in San Francisco right now.  It’s August and I feel like it’s almost Christmas.  Don’t get me wrong, there were quite a few hot weekends in May and June.  One July hit, it just started getting more and more chilly.  I’m afraid to even put my feet in my bed these days, because I’m not using my jersey sheets.  Which is a mental reminder for me, change to jersey sheets tonight.

Looking at wunderground.com, I noticed it says that San Francisco is going to be Sunny this weekend.  But it’ll be 61 degrees.  I’d say that’s still a huge win on the side of Summer. YEH!

There was something else that I wanted to talk about. Ah, yes.  Back to the Snopes article.  I noticed that the article talks about something called a treppenwitz or ‘staircase wit’.  A Treppenwitz is a comeback that comes long after the moment has passed.  You may have just been made fun of by one of your peers, but ended up not having a witty comeback, until you walk away and get in your car.  How sad… it happens to me all the time.  But, I usually call that a delayed reaction.  wikipedia