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i hate winter

This weather is getting ridiculous. They keep saying it's icy outside. I have yet to see anything frozen falling outside my window, but whatever. We are in the middle of a predicted nine straight days of precipitation, much of it frozen. Both of my employers have cancelled classes for tomorrow, which extends the duration of my Christmas break to 35 days and counting.

If I had wanted seasons, I would've stayed in Connecticut.

I'm serious. Yeah, yeah, it's nice to see fall leaves and to watch everything come back to life in the spring. But the winter weather in the frigidarticcoldallthetimehowisitstillcoldinMarchwillthatsnowevermelt north made me miserable. If I want fall, I can go to DC for a weekend in October, and the bluebonnets give an indication that spring has sprung, even if they bloom in February. Austin works for me. It's generally warm here. We don't have to deal with ice and snow and other nastiness. We get pleasant winters, for which there is a trade-off, but it's not as though you have to go outdoors in August. But the key is that living in Austin means never having to wear six layers of clothes, block sweaters, or dig my car out of snow. And I am perfectly content to live sans real seasons, especially winter.

Austin windchill is 9 right now. NINE.

I did not sign up for this.


Blogger Emily said...

No seasons. You're making me miss Mexico. The early fall SUCKED - after gaining a better understanding of celcius, I realized that I lived in 120 degree temps without AC - but having 70 degree January was pretty awesome.

Of course, we have had 70 degrees here in Tennessee too, but here it's just weird.

Monday, January 15, 2007 10:59:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's about how cold it was in Minneapolis when I was there Friday night! I agree -- too cold for TX.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2:34:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Minneapolis! Aaggh!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2:40:00 PM


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