Ignorance really IS bliss.

Things I didn't know growing up as a kid in the California Bay Area:

  • There were schools in the world that were totally indoors.  
  • Gloves/mittens weren't just a fashion statement.  
  • Rain is not just a winter weather phenomenon.
  • There were children in other parts of the country (i.e. Fargo) who were outside having recess in 0 degree temperatures. 
  • Bike riding, roller blading, and walking to friend's houses are not year-round activities.  
  • They make "block heaters" that allow people to actually plug their car into a socket to keep it reasonably warm. 
  • Winter doesn't just mean "Christmastime."

I know now.


  1. On a bit of a side note, I think I look a little bit like that dude when I'm bundled up. Sort of like a popsicle stick. I think I'd look better in lavender than he does, though ...

    One more thing: 70 degrees today.

  2. :)

    Yep, even in Utah you don't realize some of those things (although we aren't AS ignorant! jk) :)

    I still don't know how you manage out there...but glad you are still alive and loving it! :) We miss you guys!