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Weather bitching - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Weather bitching
It's finally, thank G-d, stopped snowing. Alas, there is miserable slush on the streets and sidewalks, and, only being December, I know there's no reprieve in sight for a long time.

I just keep reminding myself, I moved back up north for a reason.

It just sure-G-d wasn't bloody winter.

Snow is fine when seen in a photograph, or through the window when you are safely inside and have no need to go out again. Unfortunately, one always has to go out, and that's when it becomes cold, wet, and treacherous. And then it just stays.


I've never gotten the squeeing, and having been stuck in a poorly heated car on the road during a Christmas snowstorm, I have never particularly seen the overwhelming charm of a white Christmas. Sure, it's pretty to look at out the window, but, hello, travel day? Snow=not fun for traveling. It's even more not-fun when the tire goes flat and you have to stand there at the side of the freeway while your mother swears at frozen lugnuts, though thank heaven, that was not Christmas. (Of course, I no longer celebrate Christmas, and certainly don't care about a White Chanukkah, which is a good thing, as the holiday is quite over with and utterly not white.) As to playing in the snow, I think it lost its charm by the time I was six and realized that snow is sharp and causes pain when in direct contact with skin.

I feel a bit...: irritated irritated

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fiatincantatum From: fiatincantatum Date: December 20th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm with you. Snow should be decorative only. Bleargh.
hughroe From: hughroe Date: December 20th, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm with you on this, Glorieta Pass during winter is a mamory I'll not likely forget
riah_chan From: riah_chan Date: December 20th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
The only reason I put up with the Vegas summer heat it the mild winters... I think it was around 65-70 degrees today... last week it was up to 75. This year is warmer than usual but it rarely gets cold enough to snow (especially at the same time that we actually have precipitation... not much snow here...)

Snow lost all its charm for me the year I lived in Japan in it buried my bicycle for two weeks...
From: isabela113 Date: December 20th, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I admit, I am one of the annoying snow-squeeing people. I didn't actually see snow fall from the sky until I was 18, so I missed out on all of the childhood snow adventures. Although, I must say that after five years on the East coast, it is beginning to lose some of its charm.
alphabet26 From: alphabet26 Date: December 20th, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read this and thought, Yeah, that does suck. Luckily for me in Iowa, we haven't had any snow.

And then I go outside.


And it keeps snowing for about three hours.

Hmph. I guess we're getting a white Christmas.
alkari From: alkari Date: December 21st, 2004 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)
*Sends you some nice Aussie sunshine* - LOL. Nice and warm here today inland from the coast where I work (around 29C) and after work I visited friends at Manly, where they are right on the ocean beach. Lovely cool sea breeze as we walked the dogs at dusk ... Supposedly going to be a nice warm Christmas Day, though not as hot as last year, when it was 40-41C (about 106F).

liwy From: liwy Date: December 22nd, 2004 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Me, I like snowy weather. There are a lot of woods in the area, and I like taking walks on the nearby college campus. It's pretty around here, and though I can't use my bike as often as I would like, that's not a huge enough drawback to make me change my mind.
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