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Thoughts on a [Cheesey] Thursday

1. So we’re in day 3 of the Polar Vortex. Here in Denver today when I woke up, the actual temperature was -13 and the wind chill was a balmy -26. Just a couple of things:

  • Apparently toilet water can freeze. Crap. (Pun intended)
  • You know it’s cold when the snow under your tires squeaks like fresh cheese curds.
  • Mmmmm. Cheese curds.

It sure is pretty; I’ll give you that Polar Vortex.

2. Speaking of the Polar Vortex, my buddy Al Roker over at the Weather Channel is currently in his 12th hour of 36, vying for the record of longest weather report. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love me some Roker, but setting a record for longest weather report? I think I’d be more excited if he was reporting the weather WHILE setting the record for the most fire batons juggled. Or for eating 30 hotdogs in under a minute. Just saying.

3. Am I the only one who turns into a complete hermit crab during the winter? Once I’m home, whether it’s from work or running errands during the day, and feel the warmth of my apartment, my sweatpants, blanket fort and a good book/Netflix beckon me to call it a day and stay in. And really, who am I to protest? The last thing I want to do is leave the cozy confines of hot chocolate and reruns of The Office to face the blistering cold outside. Wham, bam, no thank you ma’am. #hibernationstation

4. That moment when you have to sneeze but can’t, but then you think you’re about to finally sneeze and don’t, but instead make that “scrunched up, almost half-sneezed-but-not-quite-haha-sucker” face. During a work meeting. Yeah, that’s awesome.

5. I’m bringing the scrunchie back. I’ve just decided.

6. If anyone would like to bring me a grilled cheese and Oreo Concrete shake from Culver’s, say, two minutes ago, I will love you forever.

Just look at all that cheese porn.

Just look at all that cheese porn.

7. Kim K’s backside. Discuss.

Stay warm, guys!

But I’m serious about that grilled cheese.

Insta-Lately and the Polar Vortex

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fantabulous weekend!

So as most of you have probably heard (if you haven’t been hiding out under a rock), “winter is coming.”

We, as in most of the U.S., is about to or has already been hit with a massive cold front. They’re calling it the Polar Vortex (I think I went on that ride at Six Flags once) and it’s supposed to bring super cold and chilly temps along with the white, fluffy stuff to pretty much every state with the exception of South Florida, Hawaii, pockets in the southwest and Alaska (what?!?!).

If you need me, I’ll be sipping mai-tais in Anchorage.

I don’t know about you, but I am SOOOOO not ready for all of this winter business.

Like, at all.

We went from the sun-filled days of summer to the blustering, snowy ones of winter within a span of a week.

It seems as though it was fall that was hiding under that rock.

Mother Nature can be a donkey sometimes, can’t it?

The good news: After four hours at the tire shop (I guess the rest of Colorado had the same idea) and $500 later (ouch!), my car is at least ready for the snow and ice. In addition to new treads, hot chocolate season is in full effect in my house, along with warm fuzzy slippers and sugar cookie-scented candles. I’m not gonna lie; it smells like a full-on frosting factory at chez Wendi. The other good news is that the sudden chill in the air and the snow on the ground has given me permission to get Chrisma-fied! I usually try to wait until at least Turkey Day to even start thinking about my most favorite holiday in the history of ever, but I am finding it harder and harder to quell the decorations, the gifts, the cards, and yes, even the music.

Kenny G, I’m talking to you buddy!

*P.S. Carol of the Bells is my favorite Christmas song, btw. The version by Trans-Siberian Orchestra is THE BEST! It just hits you, all the way down to your toes!

**P.P.S. I’m SOOOO doing this to my apartment this year. My neighbors will LOVE it!

But before I get too ahead of myself, I wanted to share with you a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole bunch of other thangs through the lense of my Instagram.

Here’s what’s been happening Insta-Lately 🙂

Before Mr. Frosty makes it’s chilly way over here, I wanted to sneak in one final hike. I still have to pinch myself at the beauty that is Colorado. I mean, breathtaking. Just breathtaking.


No, YOU didn’t eat that cupcake off of the floor! Everyone knows there’s a 50 second rule when it comes to any type of baked good. Or chocolate. Or potato chip.


Yesterday my Packers kicked the snot out of da Bears during Sunday night football. Best way to end the weekend in my opinion: Pizza, min-me wine bottle and a victory! #ImSoFancy


You can check out all of my other shenanigans here on my personal Instagram account: @wjhansen87

Have a great Monday, everyone (and stay safe and warm! Unless you’re in Alaska then have a Pina Coloda for me!)

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