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Home Blog Dot’s Dish #11: It’s. Really. Cold.

By Dorothy Cook


I wonder if Nebraska got into a fight with Alaska about who can get the coldest. In my mind, the fight went like this: 

Nebraska: “Wow you’re like, really cold my dude.”

Alaska: “I know, I’m kind of like the queen of cold.”

Nebraska: “I don’t know about that, I can get pretty cold too.”

Alaska: “You’re insane. My average yearly temperature is 26.6 degrees Fahrenheit.”

Nebraska: “Just because you’re the biggest doesn’t mean you’re the best at being cold. I’ll show you cold.”     

*Enter windchill hand delivered from inside of a glacier*


For Concordia students, classes have been moved online for Monday, February 15th (woot woot) due to a windchill of 35 to 40 below zero. Cool cool (haha, get it?), but now what am I going to do in between classes? Great question, as always. I’m going to give you a few suggestions. 


First, you’re going to wake up and realize that you don’t actually have to leave your room all day…. unless you’re like me and you have places to be. If you’re one of the lucky ducks that gets to stay in your pajamas all day, here are some things you can do so that you don’t feel like a lazy bum!


These things are direct from my brain, so no source needed.


  1. Take a nap. Naps are super good for the overworked brain, which I know that you have. But be careful, if your nap is too long, you’ll wake up feeling groggy and even more tired than when you were before. 
  2. Do some push ups. You won’t be walking around campus or shivering, and so you’re going to have to burn off that breakfast burrito that’s been sitting in your freezer for days like this. 
  3. Homework. This is a great opportunity to get ahead on the 348,530 assignments you have due on Friday! 
  4. Self care. Do a face mask, watch your favorite movie, or read your favorite book. Self care is incredibly important for us stressy depressy college kids, and we don’t get the chance to do it that often so don’t let this opportunity to give yourself some love pass you up. 
  5. Chill. Again with the cold jokes, I am hilarious. Sit back, relax, and take a deep breath for once. This kind of goes along with self care, but it has less to do with doing things for yourself and just doing nothing and being present. Contemplate the meaning of life, have a conversation with yourself, or just binge watch something on Netflix. Clear all the sounds that are trapped in your mind….

I, for one, will be visiting the Chiropractor, touring an apartment, and working a five and a half hour shift. I hope that if you are able to, you will do something at least semi-productive with your virtual class day (for tips on productivity, visit Dot’s Dish two weeks back). Oh, and stay warm out there kiddos, Nebraska is about to show Alaska how it’s done. 


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