We're going to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming (which you probably wouldn't be able to tell if I hadn't mentioned it) to teach all of you winter babies how to deal with the recent cold snap infiltrating parts of the globe.
As I comment to a co-worker every morning as I take 10 minutes to take off my outerwear, "it's only cold if you don't dress for it!"
So what does "dressing for it" entail? It depends on the temperature. When this post goes live, it is forecasted to be -27 (-17F)... but -39 (-38F) with the wind. And since I wait for the bus in the middle of bald-headed prairie and work in a wind tunnel, I take that -39 very seriously.
Tights (natural fiber) and long sleeved shirt
Thick densely woven pants (aka: trouser jeans)
Long sleeved sweater
Super thick hoodie
Big furry boots
Super long scarf (to wrap around and around and around and around)
Thick windproof mitts
Glasses (blocks the wind from your eyes, which causes tears)
It's not the most attractive look, but neither is your nose once it's been thoroughly frost bitten.