Sunday, January 17, 2016

It's Winter Again

It's that time of year again. The crystals fall from the sky and glisten in the moonlight as they settle on the ice-covered pond behind my apartment. The icicles hang everywhere there is an edge to grab onto and the white snow stretches as far as the eye can see. Winter can be seen everywhere and more than anyone else I hate it.

I despise winter down to the very core of my being. I hate it. Hate it. Hate it. I hate being cold. I hate being bundled up with extra clothing and layers. I hate space heaters (I'm always worried they'll catch fire). I hate the increased chances of slipping and breaking a bone. I hate the dangerous driving conditions. I hate the decreased visibility. I hate the extra time that must be considered to get to work, to prep your car before leaving, to get dressed before exiting the house and the extra time required to shake the outside off your clothing so you don't bring it inside. Not taking these things into consideration can and do result in death in for many people every winter and I HATE IT.

WINTER SUCKS!!!

I have felt this way my entire adult life and really don't know why I haven't moved to a warmer climate. I did live in San Juan, Puerto Rico for one year, but my son was allergic to the island and we had to come back. It was so much better to look at palm trees at Christmas time than dirty snow piled on the side of the road.

I now work for Amazon which has fulfillment centers almost everywhere. Maybe if I give them a little bit of time, I can transfer to a climate where I won't have to worry about my hand freezing to something I touch. In the meantime, I will spend my time making sure my car is stocked with rock salt, sand, kitty litter, candles, blankets, drinking water, granola bars, lock de-icer, a first aid kit, a shovel, jumper cables, road flares, a fire extinguisher, MREs, and basic tools.

I'm ready for spring.

8 comments:

  1. I hate it too..... more so with every passing year.

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    1. I have never enjoyed it as an adult, but the last few years have grown it into a deep-seated hatred.

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  2. Arizona earlier this winter was colder than New York. I like it here during the early spring but then it becomes a fucking oven. One day the air conditioning unit for the entire mall broke down and we still weren't allowed to close. If you find a climate that is a perfect 80 degrees all year round, let me know and I'll find some plane tickets (for Red too, of course).

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    1. When I lived in Puerto Rico, it was 88 degrees every day. It never deviated more than 2 degrees. On some days it rained, that was about it. I loved it.

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  3. I hate it and I live in a fairly temperate climate.

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    1. You'd really hate it if you had to venture north in the wintertime.

      I didn't mention in the blog, but when I came back from Puerto Rico, it was January and we flew into Chicago. We didn't even own coats and it was -4 degrees when we landed. It sucked.

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  4. Dad says your drinking water will freeze. NOW, do you understand why we are in Florida? Main worry is sand in your shoes, a few alligators, an occasional hurricane.

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    1. I will gladly allow alligators to live in my apartment with me if it meant I never had to be cold again.

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