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Misery definitely loves company. 300 of you chimed in on the comments or emailed us which winter weather makes you hit the snooze bar and drink an extra cup of coffee for fortitude.
As always, we've picked a bunch of honorable mentions; the four winners are listed at the bottom.
Thanks for participating and watch out for our January promo...
Lily - I grew up here in Portland so I have web feet and NEVER USE AN UMBRELLA!
Genn - Frozen face and toes
Bundled up like a Sherpa
But at least I’m dry
Cathy - My fingers and toes were numb, the hood on my coat kept getting blown off my head from the wind gusts, and my face was totally frozen with icycles. If that's not misery, I don't know what is!
Kyenne - Gosh, what a choice - freeze or drown.
Jakob - I'd rather ski to work than paddle to work.
Susan - Teen daughter drives past
Me frozen at my bus stop
Patrice - I can handle the cold here, after 12 years I'm still on the fence about the rain.
Terry - Definitely prefer the Arctic swoop. It's the exception rather than the norm.
Kristi - Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain!
And the winners are...
Peter, who wrote "Whattever, BRING IT ON!!!!" and wins our grand prize. He'll need them on his bike commute up and over those West Hills.
Rachel, who commented "After that artic blast which turned me into a bikecicle I am loving the rain. It's helping me thaw out. I think even the slime in my tires froze last week," wins one of our Stay Active kits.
Deann wrote "I remember being really cold but, being from Oregon, I don't remember it raining," wins a tin full of delicious organic tea.
Michael, who won sheerly because of his optimism commented "I like them both!!! The arctic blast gives you a good excuse to squeeze into that crowded bus or the MAX just to share body heat. The Alaskan deluge is what makes Portland so beautiful..." Michael wins one of our Stay Active kits.
Remember to check back for our January promo!