Oh, how I love scientific articles that justify my existence and idiosyncrasies:
In other news, I did indeed dash and dunk into the (really really cold) Atlantic Ocean this morning. It was way colder this year than last year (last year it was about 35° F; this year it was 10° F) and due to yesterday’s snowstorm there was snow there on the beach – I was glad I’d worn Tevas. Even with them, the pain in my toes was pretty much all I could think about between the ocean and the warmth of the clubhouse. But it was still a freaking awesome experience and one that I plan to repeat next year.