Monday, December 05, 2005

The outside temperature has not been above freezing since last Wednesday and it is not predicted to until next Saturday. It is currently 8 degrees, wind chill of minus 4. It's not even officially winter yet. Why do people live in climates like this?

9 comments:

The Bard said...

Hard to say--maybe because they don't like hundred degree summers where you go two weeks without air conditioning because a hurricane knocked out the power.

Becca said...

Are you kidding me!? I walked to the law school 25 minutes ago and I still can't feel my face.

Monica said...

HA HA HA HA! :- )

OK, evil laughing time over. Up until today, it's been in the 50s and 60s for the last week. Ya gotta love the South.

The Bard said...

Laugh away about the South, Monica. Just remember that you are not the one looking at sunshine on a fresh snowfall, and I am the not having to decide which of the fifteen different country music stations I want for my radio, nor am I the one who needs to look up the word "seasons" in the dictionary because the South does not have them. :-)

Monica said...

Sunlight on fresh snowfall makes me want to go hide in a den lit only by firelight with a warm blanket and a good book. Spring, summer, and fall are the only seasons I need, thank you very much.

But you do have a point about the country stations...{shudder} I usually stay tuned to NPR.

The Bard said...

Well, why are you in North Carolina? It's not like there is that much of a spring or fall. Fall here, however, was pure heaven on earth. Easily worth the long winter.

The book and fire sound like a great idea, provided there is coffee included. One more reason to like winter. How many fires can you have when it is 90 degrees out for months at a time(unless you are my brother?

Becca said...

That's what air conditioning is for! Every year at Christmas (you think I'm lying) we light a fire in our Florida fireplace (yes, for some reason all the houses there have 'em), even if we have to turn on the air to make it bearable.

The Bard said...

Um, are you implying that the air ever gets turned off in Florida?

Anonymous said...

becca, the reason people live in places like that is because prior to 1960, nobody had central air. So nobody lived below the Mason-Dixon line unless they had help to do their activities of daily living,as otherwise they had to change their clothes thirty times a day.
But since all the jobs were in the north, thats whre folks ive. Now that the car industry is folding up camp, everybody will be moving down to join the rest of us who've left over the past twenty years for jobs.
Such is life in these great United States.
Go capitalism!