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(Huffington Post)   19 reasons why we should be pumped for Winter. Suck it, Heat Miser   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 73
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2013-11-10 07:53:11 PM  

NotARocketScientist: apoptotic: I get the feeling whoever put that silliness (can't really call it an article) together has never actually lived in a cold climate.

THIS
Just got in from shoveling 6 inches of snow off the driveway and stacking the ton of pellets for the wood stove.

phrawgh: Obama won't be able to play golf anymore!

/on his 150th round
//but who is counting

And how many did Bush play? Or is counting golf games only important when it is the other party in power?


Bush gave up golf during the Gulf War.

I don't mind winter if we actually get some snow, I don't ski but I love blasting through snow in my Jeep. If we don't get snow then we have no water (and we're already the state with the least amount of surface water) in the summer & wildfires are bad.

I really prefer summer, fishing, camping, hiking.
 
2013-11-10 08:06:55 PM  
I like winter because I like the cold. Also, a good coat can say a lot about a person.

/Fan of the overcoat, myself
 
2013-11-10 08:08:56 PM  

Frantic Freddie: NotARocketScientist: apoptotic: I get the feeling whoever put that silliness (can't really call it an article) together has never actually lived in a cold climate.

THIS
Just got in from shoveling 6 inches of snow off the driveway and stacking the ton of pellets for the wood stove.

phrawgh: Obama won't be able to play golf anymore!

/on his 150th round
//but who is counting

And how many did Bush play? Or is counting golf games only important when it is the other party in power?

Bush gave up golf during the Gulf War.

I don't mind winter if we actually get some snow, I don't ski but I love blasting through snow in my Jeep. If we don't get snow then we have no water (and we're already the state with the least amount of surface water) in the summer & wildfires are bad.

I really prefer summer, fishing, camping, hiking.


www.wallmay.net
 
2013-11-10 08:48:16 PM  
I live in SW Florida and I'm pumped for Winter:

The A/C cycles on every 45 minutes versus 15.
We're out of hurricane season.
Your exposed skin only gets a 30% coverage of mosquitoes when you step outside versus the 75-80%.
Things tend to stay open an hour or so later.

Of course, there's the downside to all of this.  Tourists.
 
2013-11-10 09:12:17 PM  

debug: capt.hollister: Not one of those supposed cold climate pictures appears to have been taken in a properly cold climate.

Except for all the ones with snow...


Snow does not require a particularly cold temperature. Anything around the freezing point will do. As winter temperatures go, anything around the freezing point is not cold.
 
2013-11-10 09:37:11 PM  

itsaidwhat: capt.hollister: This year, for the first time since the 1970s I was unable to ride my motorcycles, having spent the last six months on crutches because of foot surgery last spring. The only reason that I am looking forward to winter is that it will be followed by spring and the 2014 riding season.

At least Ms Capt. is properly ready having just tucked the SLK away next to the bikes and acquired a new-to-us Cross Country.


TV's Vinnie: Winter Vs. Summer:
[i43.tinypic.com image 850x1095]

Not one of those supposed cold climate pictures appears to have been taken in a properly cold climate.

Why not try a snowmobile?


Snowmobiles are fun in their own right in the same way that quads are fun or Can-Am Spyders are fun. You can certainly have a blast or putter along and enjoy the scenery on any one of those, even though none of them is a motorcycle. Regardless, for the time being they are all off the menu. Complete healing will take a year, which takes me to the spring of next year. Just in time to demothball the Hog and the DR.

That said, the previous owner of Ms. Capt's XC was a snowmobiler. Included in the sale were the four studded Hakkapelitas with which he equipped the car for towing his sleds to and from any trailhead, marked or unmarked, in the known universe. Once installed I suspect the big Volvo will be a match for any snowmobile.
 
2013-11-10 10:04:47 PM  

HeadLever:

Somehow doubt this is a Huffpo approved activity, though.


There's lots to enjoy in the snow.

My cousin's son is in this. The kid is amazing.
 
2013-11-10 11:00:02 PM  

apoptotic: I get the feeling whoever put that silliness (can't really call it an article) together has never actually lived in a cold climate.


This. Snow is really fun if you only see it once or twice a year.
 
2013-11-10 11:02:03 PM  
20 below freezing
Couple/few Nor'easters
7' snowbanks
woohoo!!
 
2013-11-10 11:27:36 PM  
Living in WI for the past 20 years has made me completely sick of winter. Hubby and I have finally had enough and are gtfo before winter really hits.

/moving to Columbia, SC end of Dec.
//pumped for 40+ degree average highs in winter
///suck it winter
 
2013-11-11 12:05:31 AM  

cschick2317: Living in WI for the past 20 years has made me completely sick of winter.


bwahahahahahahaha

oh that's gotta suck sometimes
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-11-11 12:12:51 AM  
I hate cold weather. It's not right, it's not funny, and chicks wear too many layers.
 
2013-11-11 12:30:02 AM  

whidbey: cschick2317: Living in WI for the past 20 years has made me completely sick of winter.

bwahahahahahahaha

oh that's gotta suck sometimes


Yeah...there are worse places to live, but the sub 0 days are just plain rough.  Anything under 25 or so really isn't very pleasant IMO and that is a good chunk of winter.
 
2013-11-11 12:37:55 AM  
I hated winter, maybe it's better in mountainous areas but in the flat farm riddled fly over country I grew up in, it was brutal. Snow is pretty when it first falls, then it gets mixed with the dirt and filth. Pretty soon the snow is gray, and the sky is gray, and it's dark in the morning when driving to work, and it's dark in the evening when getting out of work, and it's cold, and it lasts for months until the sun becomes nothing more than a memory of some bygone era, desperately clung to as the chill takes hold and the feet burn while digging the car out of yet another snowfall.

I do miss having a real Autumn, but it's worth not having to live in a place with no real winter.
 
2013-11-11 12:40:01 AM  
As a mammal, I quite enjoy winter. You reptiles creep south so you can bask enough to get your core temperatures up.
 
2013-11-11 12:53:02 AM  
Ah, yes. Huffpo and their Citified writers ..

blogs.desmoinesregister.com

.. keeping livestock alive in the 'we should be pumped about winter' conditions is life and death type stuff ..
 
2013-11-11 01:08:44 AM  
So... "Winter from the perspective of someone who doesn't have to shovel this shiat, pay higher heating bills, or deal with it every damned day by being outside."

Why not just retitle the webpage "Winter from a Pussy's Perspective" since it's far from reality. (/works outside everyday, fugging hates winter)
 
2013-11-11 02:38:29 AM  

theorellior: As a mammal, I quite enjoy winter. You reptiles creep south so you can bask enough to get your core temperatures up.


Still it's an indication that we humans once had an earthly paradise with ice free poles and very likely wore few if any clothes. "They" say myth is rooted in some sort of lost series of real events.
 
2013-11-11 02:51:46 AM  
phrawgh:
[www.wallmay.net image 800x446]

Pointless fact: at its present rate it would take just under 54 years for them to match the current number of Simpsons episodes.

Also, I hate cold.
 
2013-11-11 11:24:10 AM  
Winter offsets the heat that accumulates from global warming in summer.

EVERYONE knows that.
 
2013-11-11 03:25:23 PM  

cschick2317: whidbey: cschick2317: Living in WI for the past 20 years has made me completely sick of winter.

bwahahahahahahaha

oh that's gotta suck sometimes

Yeah...there are worse places to live, but the sub 0 days are just plain rough.  Anything under 25 or so really isn't very pleasant IMO and that is a good chunk of winter.


I'll take Wisconsin winters over South Carolina spiders any day.

bugguide.net

/hot
//Shivers > shudders
 
2013-11-11 03:38:54 PM  

OniNeko: cschick2317: whidbey: cschick2317: Living in WI for the past 20 years has made me completely sick of winter.

bwahahahahahahaha

oh that's gotta suck sometimes

Yeah...there are worse places to live, but the sub 0 days are just plain rough.  Anything under 25 or so really isn't very pleasant IMO and that is a good chunk of winter.

I'll take Wisconsin winters over South Carolina spiders any day.

[bugguide.net image 560x501]

/hot
//Shivers > shudders


Ugh don't remind me!!  That is the one thing I'm worried about with the move.  Give me all the snakes you want, but I'm terrified of finding a large spider in the house:(.
 
2013-11-11 03:50:20 PM  

cschick2317: OniNeko: cschick2317: whidbey: cschick2317: Living in WI for the past 20 years has made me completely sick of winter.

bwahahahahahahaha

oh that's gotta suck sometimes

Yeah...there are worse places to live, but the sub 0 days are just plain rough.  Anything under 25 or so really isn't very pleasant IMO and that is a good chunk of winter.

I'll take Wisconsin winters over South Carolina spiders any day.

[bugguide.net image 560x501]

/hot
//Shivers > shudders

Ugh don't remind me!!  That is the one thing I'm worried about with the move.  Give me all the snakes you want, but I'm terrified of finding a large spider in the house:(.


In the house? Don't be silly. How could they  catch and eat birds in the house? :D

/wasn't scared in encounter with rattlesnake
//oh god, that spider is a half inch wide! kill it!
 
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