i said BRRR / it’s cold in here

November 8, 2004

it’s official: summer is really, really over. i know this because i had to bring out my winter coat this weekend, and gloves, and a scarf, and a hat. it might seem a little late for me to be saying this, but hey, it’s north carolina. the south. we’re behind. everything takes longer down here (except for the arrival of spring, of course, thank god).

things i like about fall and winter:

making and eating pumpkin things

soup (including pumpkin soup)

my red coat

vacation days & visiting family

going to miami and pretending winter isn’t really happening

snow days (only if i absolutely don’t have to go outside)

the space heater

things i detest about fall and winter:

being cold (especially my hands, nose, and feet)

chapped lips

going outside

scraping off car window (#1 hated thing, i think)

darkness

basically, if i could stay inside the whole time with my red coat and space heater, eating pumpkin delicacies for days on end, things would be just great. i would love winter. unfortunately, there is conflict between the above lists. any sort of trip or vacation is going to involve going outside, probably before the sun comes out, and will require car scraping as well. which means getting cold hands, cold feet, and a copious post-nasal drip.

therefore: the bad outweighs the good.

i am so moving to miami someday. or if not, hawaii, southern california, or perhaps tahiti would suffice. i miss the sun already.