Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Winter Wonderwhat?

I'm a freak. I know this isn't a surprise to you, but I thought I'd start out with this fact.

Today's freakiness is brought to you by the words cold, snow and wind chill. I love the winter. There, I said it. I L.O.V.E. The winter. I'd much rather have the temperature cool or cold than hot. Really, I can't stand the heat. Hell, I don't even like it when it's too bright outside.

In my closest circle of friends I'm in the minority. They enjoy the heat. They enjoy the sun. They enjoy the... :shudder: summer. How does one actually enjoy the summer? It's HOT. It's often HUMID. And the light. FFS, it's frelling BRIGHT out. Stupid Evil Burning Daystar what keeps us alive, but is really painful on my eyes and skin. Also, you can only take off so many clothes before you're naked. Once you're naked there's no where left to go. The only saving grace of the hot: A/C. You heard me, Air Conditioning. My parents house had central air. My grandparent's house had a massive wall unit in the den and another in their bedroom. All my friends had A/C. A/C was a way of life, man.

Winter, on the other hand... Winter is delightful. The days are shorter. If you're cold you can put on more layers. Snow is beautiful to look at. It can still be frelling bright out, but there's not much I can do about that. Winter is hot chocolate, the smell of stews and soups, roasts and evergreens. Winter is snuggles and tea. Winter is beautiful. Winter is snow. Winter is brisk. Winter is skiing, tobogganing, and ice skating. Most of all, Winter isn't hot.

The winter this year has been incredibly mild. It was in the 40's and 50's the week of Christmas. 40's and 50's people! WTF? Last night we had a lake effect advisory. The temperature dropped to the single digits, and this morning it was between -5 to 5 depending on the wind chill. There was even snow. Granted, it wasn't a lot of snow, but there was snow!When I went out today I had to wear a hat, scarf, coat and gloves. It was fantastic.

I know that Longest Night has passed, and the nights are getting shorter. I know Spring will be here soon. I know the Evil Burning Daystar will mock me with its glare. Until then, I just want to enjoy the Winter. I don't care that I'm in the minority. Bring on the Winter.


  1. I will join your minority and shout that I love winter, too. They can keep their late spring through early fall and give me November through April all year long.

  2. I, too, love winter. The only bad thing, besides my ever growing fear of driving in snow or ice, is no Ren Faire. I used to hate the summer, now my life begins in dreadful, stinking hot August. If the Faire was held in 20 degrees, I'd still go every weekend.

  3. I could have written this post myself! Especially this part:

    "Also, you can only take off so many clothes before you're naked. Once you're naked there's no where left to go."

    I adore the winter and the cold, and I'm very glad that Winter finally decided to get to Albany. :P

  4. I will join you. Summer sucks. *HUG*

  5. Thanks for all the Winter love and Support! Who knew I had so many other friends who also loved the winter. :grin:

    Winter Babies UNITE!

  6. And when your hands are really cold, placing them on a portion of your spouse's anatomy is a sure fire way to raise both your hands and your spouse's temperature...

  7. EMF - Bwahahaha! True... there is that...



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