Despite my impeccable credentials in the field of
laundry romance, this story left me puzzled.
How did Chicago snow-shovel its way past Miami as a Valentine's Day destination?
Was Victoria's Secret making snow pants now?
Not that Chicago isn't a sexy place in its own broad-shouldered, men in long black coats kind of way.
It's just that when we see broad-shouldered men in long black coats in February, we can't help but think how good they'd look shoveling our driveways for us.
The mystery was cleared up however, by a team of investigative reporters at the Chicago
Board of Tourism Tribune who put this winter's record blizzard and bitter cold into perspective with harrowing stories of shark attacks and deadly pool drains.
Is it any wonder that lovebirds would choose a little snow over the hazards lurking beneath the palm trees? Okay, so it's actually a lot of snow, but still. It's probably not going to kill you. And certainly not on purpose.
Photo: Cold is the new hot.
From the Winter Romance archives: World's Tallest Cliché, Snow way
Chicago equals Valentine's Day destination because cold is better for romance than hot. Think about it. Climbing under the blankets in the cold leads to cuddling. Lying on top of the sheets sweating leads to "Don't touch me!"
Posted by: Paulita | February 10, 2011 at 03:36 PM
But how romantic is it when you have flannels and thermals on under those blankets? I'm thinking even with the sharks, naked could be better than layering.
Posted by: nthnglsts | February 10, 2011 at 08:14 PM
It's not the flannels that get in the way so much as the snow boots. And all the shoveling you have to do to find the bedroom.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | February 11, 2011 at 06:21 AM
It may be shark free, but I'd say that snowman on the left looks pretty diabolical.
Posted by: MommyTime | February 11, 2011 at 08:11 AM