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Upon a snowy spring day [Mar. 22nd, 2006|04:59 pm]
Zoethe
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Dear Winter:

I made a vow to myself last November that I was not going to spend this winter filling my journal with laments about the cold. It was rather a continual refrain the year before and got rather dull. This year, however, was going to be different.

For your part, you cooperated quite nicely. The worst of the weather came early, and the months of January and February were quite mild. My biggest complaint was the irony of being colder in the Middle East than I would have been in Cleveland, but there was humor in that. All in all, when March arrived I breathed a sigh of relief: the weather had not challenged my vows, and I would make it through without whining.

But you had other plans, didn't you? The long clemency was designed to lull me into false hope, lift my cold-hating spirits toward a false summit. And here, at the crest of spring, when my narcissus should be ready to burst forth, what do I see ahead of me? A forecast filled with snow, with no promise of temperatures even rising to 50 degrees (F) before the month is out!

I've spent three weeks staring you down, playing your game of chicken. You win! I give in! I'll say it! It's gorram, frelling cold out! I am sick of it! Where's spring! I hate cold weather! Damn! Damn!! Damn!!!

[steps back, panting]

There. Are you happy? You win.

Now, go away.
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[User Picture]From: inked_caduceus
2006-03-22 10:45 pm (UTC)
*joins in the cold weather whinging*

And if it has to be cold until May, why oh why did you give Detroit one glorious day of 50+ temperature and bright sunshine?

Tease.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-22 10:59 pm (UTC)
It does suck mightily, it does.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-22 11:13 pm (UTC)

A possibility...

Have you considered moving to SoCal once you're done with the bar? While I was getting lunch it was 70 degrees, and about 10 miles north of where I'm currently typing (if that) the mountains are covered with snow...

And did I mention that we haven't yet turned on either AC or heat?

(Not trying to be evil - just persuasive!)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-22 11:27 pm (UTC)

Re: A possibility...

Alas, not going to happen. Too far from the kids, too hard to transfer a law degree - taking the bar again is not my idea of fun.

We may be persuaded to visit sometime.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-03-22 11:33 pm (UTC)
I am SO with you on this one. I promised myself I wouldn't get my hopes up too soon. I said, "It's New England. You KNOW we still get snow storms in March and even April (though they don't leave snow that hangs around for weeks, like Jan. and Feb.). But we had a week of sun and highs of 55. The birds are back and singing (even THEY were fooled!). And now we have had "cloudy- chance of snow- low temps in the 20's- high maybe reaching 40" for over a week, and the forecast for the next few days is the same. Enough. I give.
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[User Picture]From: mycorethoughts
2006-03-22 11:59 pm (UTC)

Winter?

It's time to kick it to the curb.
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[User Picture]From: loralai
2006-03-22 11:59 pm (UTC)

uncle!

i know exactly what you mean! ^_^

i've got all sorts of plants that i've already planted in hopes of having flowers and strawberries growing on my patio this summer and since the weather isn't cooperating, i keep tripping over them any time i wander by a window.
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[User Picture]From: mamaursula
2006-03-23 03:02 am (UTC)
We have that Ground Hog to blame for this!
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-03-23 10:49 am (UTC)
Thank you! That was good for a laugh at 6 AM!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-23 10:27 am (UTC)
Y'know what? 6 weeks have already come and gone. I'm done.
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[User Picture]From: jiffjenn
2006-03-23 03:45 am (UTC)
I will trade Georgia for cold?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-23 10:28 am (UTC)
Well, that does give some perspective. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: kenp_v3
2006-03-23 04:38 am (UTC)
Yeah I'm in Ohio too, and I know exactly what you mean. I want to enjoy being outdoors on this campus and it just isn't happening.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-23 10:30 am (UTC)
How ya doin', anyway?
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From: williaej
2006-03-23 05:21 am (UTC)
Don't worry, the Carolina coast is doing the same thing. My sister and her friend are coming to visit this weekend for their spring break, and they were planning on heading over to the beach house for the day Friday.

One problem with this--our high Friday is 53 F, a full 19 degress below our average this time of year. I'm pretty sure they're going to skip the beach.

The other annoying thing is that I've got herbs ready to set out, and the poor little guys are just going to have to stay inside (taking up way too much room in the guestroom) a little longer.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-03-23 10:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, my daughter and her friend are dying to get out back and start turning the garden, but it's still below 30 degrees every night. Can't do anything with that!
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