The fact that it's in the teens, with a windchill below zero, and it was snowing was secondary to my need for beach shoes.
So, like the moron I sometimes am, I braved the elements and managed to get to Payless, buy four(!) pairs of flip-flops (gold, silver, black, and white) and a cute tote I may (or may not) take on the plane. Then I again braved the elements and got back to the office.
I need earmuffs, since my ears were very red by the time I got back.
The beach had better be worth this.