This headline across the front page of The Seattle Times today was depressing: "Seattle weather: Colder than Siberia!"

If you click on the picture or read the article, you'll see that it is actually colder here than in Siberia... or Alaska... or Norway. Ugh.

That's why I'm heading to Palm Desert (basically Palm Springs) next weekend. Mexico is not hot enough for these cold bones (and all the flights to Mexico are already full ).

To the many Seattle transplants I know, and especially to those spending their first year here, hang in there! Geo said it best, "Out of towners don't be knowing about the best kept, ain't nothing better than the summer in the Northwest."