Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hooray for Sunny Winters!

It is 65 and sunny today, and I am in a great mood. I have a thesis to worry about, and the prospect of graduation and job hunting before me, but I feel great. And I think part of that is due to the spectacular weather.

I went to a hockey game last night with some friends. It was cold outside, but not cold cold. It was the nippy cold that you get living in the south, minus the snow. I told one of my classmates who is from Pennsylvania that our long walk from the car to the arena would have been utterly miserable if we had to trudge through snow and slush. She just laughed and said "Oh, Kate." But I'm seriously reconsidering my vow to apply to jobs "anywhere" because after looking at the mountains of snow people in northern regions have to deal with, I'm not so sure I could make it.

This would not be okay with me.

Snow is beautiful....for a couple of days. But to live in it for weeks and months at a time seems like such an inconvenience. I realize getting snow in the south is different because we are completely inept at driving in it, and everyone freaks out and buys up all the milk and bread. We only freak out because we are so not accustomed to being stuck in our homes for days without electricity and water.

We got exactly one night of beautiful snow a week ago, about 2 or 3 inches, and it was perfect. The bright, warm sun melted the snow away the next day and everyone was able to go about their business.

I know I'd probably get used to it if I lived in a snowy area for a couple of years, but I don't know if I want to. The Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is listed as a legitimate disorder on the Mayo Clinic's thank you! I'd miss my gorgeous sunny days and 65 degree weather too much.

1 comment:

  1. I would also be hideously grumpy if I had to live amongst piles of snow all winter. Two or three times a year is fine with me! Bring on the spring weather :)