Wow, this is crazy! I can't even tell you how many posts I have done lately but I have one last random post. I live in South Dakota (yep, it's SOUTH of NORTH DAKOTA) & no we don't live in Teepees (even the Native Americans have moved into houses) and we haven't rode around in covered wagons since the days of Laura Ingalls Wilder. We DO NOT however, have a SEPHORA - in that way South Dakota is definitely behind every other state (nearest one is in Omaha or the Twin Cities).
ANYWHO, it's currently - 18 (that lil' line in front of the 18 is NOT A DASH it's a NEGATIVE) degrees outside & that's not windchill!!! School hasn't been in session for the past 2 days because it's just too darn cold outside (school hasn't been cancelled in YEARS). It's not even considered a snow day, though we definitely have enough of it ... the weather has been breaking records lately. News reporters are saying that people should be outside for no more than 4 minutes at a time as to not get frostbite.
I think you get the picture. Someone here in Sioux Falls decided to chuck some hot water outta a cup and into the freezing cold air outside ... see the video here. The result - the water freezes into snowy dust before it even starts to fall to the ground!!! I thought this was so crazy that not only did I try it (yep, it works!) but I also woke up my mom around 1am just to show her :) It's amazing and I do believe South Dakota Department of Tourism should advertise it as a "Don't Miss Experience" right along with Wall Drug in a brochure! (click here if you haven't a clue what WALL DRUG is - seriously, there are signs all over the world saying how many miles 'til you reach Wall Drug)