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19 November 2008 @ 02:48 pm
What I like about cold weather  

marmota started a meme on things you like about cold weather -- this in response to people complaining about it.  Well, I'm happy that it's gotten colder here, so I'll bite!

- The color of the sky is awesome.  Winter sky is such a deep, distant blue.

- It's actually nice to be on the second floor of an apartment building.  :)  My downstairs neighbor is apparently some species of fragile tropical bird, and they turn their heat way up all winter long, saving me no end of energy costs.  (The flip side of this is that they probably believe me to be some arctic creature who saves them any need to run A/C during the hot months.)

- The riverwalk downtown does not stink the way it does in summer.

- Hot drinks and malty/stout beers taste much better.

- Cracker Barrel lights their fireplace.  I used to live in a house with a fireplace.  I would love to have one again.

- A snow day in Georgia is nothing but an excuse to party.  And wreck cars too, but also party.

- I love love love that slightly smoky smell that cold air has.

Now I just need to get well so that I can enjoy all this.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Harfafnorharfafnor on November 19th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite sayings is about winter and summer. You can always put on clothes to keep warm but you can never take off enough at times to keep cool.

And, a movie quote. "But it's a dry heat." Which in no shape form or fashion applies to Georgia hotness.
Lion's Denannbonny on November 19th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
It means Halloween and Hanukkah and other assorted holidays in which you can get away with doing silly things like putting a purple tinsel tree in the middle of your living room.

We get more ice than snow here... but when the sun is shining on the ice in the trees the next morning, it is a Godly sight. Sometimes the kids can ice skate in the streets and I think my neighbors and I visit more, because we have no where else we can go, and secretly it is kind of fun to try and slide across and down the street to get to one another. We put on golf shoes, take up garden tools in each hand, or come up with other nutty inventions to get around. The bubbles around people dissolve because there is no question of whether or not it is all right to touch another human when you are holding each other up.
jessxantha on November 19th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
I love the smell too! mmm.
Chriscrm17 on November 19th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
I like cool Fall best of all but I do enjoy cold more than most. But if it is *really* cold, then there should be snow everywhere but the street. Earlier this week we had our first snow sticks to branches morning. So beautiful.