Jan
04
2018
3

So, the East Coast had a snow day.

Personally, I was going to quibble about my kids having the day off until I went to go get the mail. The weather, frankly, was nasty; it was still kind of snowing and the wind was kind of vicious.  I didn’t enjoy being out there, and I’m actually fine with it being the only time I went outside at all today.

But they can go back to school tomorrow, ya, you betcha. Admittedly, there’s a two hour delay tomorrow, too, but surely that’s all that they’re getting.  Right?  Right. I’m sure of it…

Dec
30
2017
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Mar
18
2014
5

Oh, please, no more winter…

But apparently that is not an actual option.

 

I know that climate is not weather, but dammit: the global warming people promised me higher humidity, higher temperatures, and higher CO2. I was told “greenhouse effect.” So I want to see some goram warming around here. I had half a foot of snow dropped on me yesterday. In March. In Maryland. I feel that I have been lied to.

Jan
20
2014
2

“Winter.”

Winter, Tori Amos

This town is going to go absolutely insane tomorrow, of course. You know, DC has been getting enough snow lately that the usual excuse of We’re not used to it! isn’t resonating like it used to…

Dec
21
2010
3

Today is the Winter Solstice.

I hate the Winter Solstice, mostly because it is the shortest day in the year and is the start of winter, which is easily my least favorite season. So it’s cold, and it’s dark, and sometimes there’s snow – which may be tame enough today, but until quite recently it was a vicious killer of men – and everything seems to be harder to do, and the world outside seems hostile and unhappy, and hearing the keening winds at night makes me feel alone, and old.

Which is why I love June: for that month is none of these things.

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