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Re: Winter.
« Reply #50 on: 11 Jan 2009, 17:56 »

* Humidity: 65%

This is why I hate Sydney in January.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #51 on: 11 Jan 2009, 20:13 »

I generally like winter. The winters aren't too bad here, and there are a half-dozen good ski areas that are just a day trip away. Good snow so far this year, too. Already been three times, hoping to get that into double digits by the end of the season.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #52 on: 12 Jan 2009, 06:57 »

I generally like the winter, and snow, I just would rather not have to be anywhere when it has snowed.  I enjoy shoveling, I love the way it looks like my yard is full of glitter when I am outside after dark and the flood light on the side of the house glints off of all the snow, I like leaving footprints and building snowmen and I love to watch the snow fall.  But driving... meh.  My car is not good in the snow and other people drive like idiots so I would rather just stay home and enjoy winter.  The snow covers all the ugly.  Plus my cats get awful snuggly when it is cold out since we keep the heat down so that's an added bonus too.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #53 on: 12 Jan 2009, 08:05 »

The Pacific Coast Highway has been added to the list of places I want to visit.

Mine too. Damn, this freaking list keeps growing...

Have you ever spent a large amount of time with a person you are infatuated with, it quickly loses most of the grandeur and love you have lavished on it in your mind. Thats why winter is a hrad time, plus a lot of very evil little emotions end up making an appearence in winter than they usually would, being very very short tempered is one of the main ones.

Eh, I agree with the short-tempered bit. My poor boyfriend gets his head bitten off much more than he did when it was warm. Then again he usually deserves it.  :-P Also, I haven't been infatuated since I was seventeen, thank you.

Good snow so far this year, too. Already been three times, hoping to get that into double digits by the end of the season.

It will NOT STOP here. Even if it's light little flakes, it just keeps going...

Plus my cats get awful snuggly when it is cold out since we keep the heat down so that's an added bonus too.

Ha, mine too! Little bitches. Have to trick them into loving me. This is also accomplished by waiting a little longer to feed them. I get hugs all over my ankles. Except for Nova... She just breaks things and yowls at the top of her voice until the situation is remedied. Sadly, I'm not kidding.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #54 on: 12 Jan 2009, 08:19 »

I miss being infatuated, it was the most fun I have had in a long time.

Another quick reason while Winter is good, I get to sit in my little underground room and watch as it rains outside with the wind blowing everywhere while being wrapped up warm and reading about Solon of Athens.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #55 on: 12 Jan 2009, 08:22 »

Winter is only good if I'm sitting by the fireplace with my laptop while drinking hot cocoa or outside watching my little girl go crazy in the snow. 

Winter sucks because it is way too cold.  I freeze in 70F weather sometimes, so this 14 degree bullshit sucks. Also, my car does not do well in snow.  I can't count the times this winter that i've almost hit a tree or slid into the opposite lane because of the slippery roads. 

Fuck winter.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #56 on: 12 Jan 2009, 08:27 »

I miss being infatuated, it was the most fun I have had in a long time.

I don't, it wasn't fun at all pining away over some seventeen-year-old blockhead. Who ended up breaking my heart two days after prom and two weeks before we graduated. Senior year? RUINED.

Fuck winter.

This.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #57 on: 12 Jan 2009, 08:48 »

Currently my only winter woe is that the Ottawa transit system is on strike so I can't get to a sports store to buy a new hockey stick and get my skates sharpened. Argh.
That and the ski hills in the immediate Ottawa area suck balls. Mont Sainte Anne for Reading Week WOOOO!
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #58 on: 12 Jan 2009, 10:31 »

I'm totally wearing a tshirt right now. Its freaking beautiful out.
Yeah, im braggin that I don't live in a place with ridiculous shit weather.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #59 on: 12 Jan 2009, 10:33 »

But the scorpions.  I'll take snow, thanks.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #60 on: 12 Jan 2009, 19:51 »

Fuck you had to bring up bugs fuckfuckfuck.
Georgia had this PLAGUE of cicadas that would come through every thirteen years, and I swear to Christ it was the most terrifying thing I'd ever experienced in my eight years of life.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #61 on: 12 Jan 2009, 20:33 »

But all a cicada's going to do is make you deaf and piss on you if you try to catch it!
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #62 on: 12 Jan 2009, 20:36 »

Have you ever seen them? They're GIGANTIC. D:

On topic, another four to six inches tonigh. Joy.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #63 on: 12 Jan 2009, 21:09 »

But all a cicada's going to do is make you deaf and piss on you if you try to catch it!

If they're anything like the bug plagues out here, they'd probably get into bits of your car, like your air conditioner. Bug plagues are a pain in the ass.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #64 on: 12 Jan 2009, 22:01 »

I love snowboarding so snow is fine with me.. I just hate cold.

yay! i love snowboarding too!
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #65 on: 13 Jan 2009, 03:23 »

If they're anything like the bug plagues out here, they'd probably get into bits of your car, like your air conditioner. Bug plagues are a pain in the ass.

A pain in the arse, yes, but not terrifying. I mean, like, I'm not terrified of taking all the books and C.D.s off my shelves and cleaning underneath them all. Why, I did it just this past Sunday and it wasn't even slightly frightening!
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #66 on: 13 Jan 2009, 03:29 »

You are a braver man than I.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #67 on: 13 Jan 2009, 03:33 »

Well it's true, there were a couple of spiders.

I caught them in a jar and put them in the bushes outside.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #68 on: 13 Jan 2009, 03:55 »

Bah, it hit 46 C today according to the thermometer outside, I envy your winter, as I lack air conditioning.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #69 on: 13 Jan 2009, 03:59 »

Australia?
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #70 on: 13 Jan 2009, 04:02 »

"Somewhere near adelaide."
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #71 on: 13 Jan 2009, 04:03 »

Not too near Port Lincoln, I hope ...
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #72 on: 13 Jan 2009, 04:37 »

I have lived in Arizona for 19 years and I cannot remember one instance where I've seen a scorpion outside of the zoo.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #73 on: 13 Jan 2009, 05:15 »

"Somewhere near adelaide."
It is so, about 45 minutes drive south  if you have the expressway out

Not too near Port Lincoln, I hope ...

Luckily no, but it'll be a minimum of three weeks before a patch of Kuitpo, Douglas Gully, or some part of the Onkaparinga Gorge goes up in flames, doubtlessly taking forcing at least one person I know to evacuate.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #74 on: 13 Jan 2009, 07:20 »

Can I borrow some winter, guys? Just for the night? It is 35C right now, too hot to sleep.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #75 on: 13 Jan 2009, 07:21 »

I used to live in the snow belt in NY and get hammered with lake effect snow.

I had to drive through the worst weather at 4 AM to go to the local TV station and type up the little scrolling "closed schools" graphic.

Like every single school and local business in the tri-county area would be closed and I still went to work every day in that crap (for very little money).

Then I had to drive to Syracuse for my other job through some of the worst winter weather ever.

Now I live in NE NY where it is cold as hell but there is less snow.  I can walk to work if I want to.

If I don't have to drive in it then I am fine with winter weather.

If I get enough sleep my immune system is amazing and I hardly ever get sick.

Beats hot summer weather hands down!  You can get in out of the snow and get warmed up right away.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #76 on: 13 Jan 2009, 07:37 »

Can I borrow some winter, guys? Just for the night? It is 35C right now, too hot to sleep.

39 tomorrow morning, but supposedly there's a change coming through at lunch-time and the afternoon will only be mid-20s. Bless you, you bizarre and magnificent Melbourne micro-climate!
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #77 on: 13 Jan 2009, 11:16 »

Are there a lot of Aussies on this forum? That's odd and intriguing. And cool!

22F right now, going down to -3 tonight. Sob.

One good thing that I've noticed though, is the result of all the plowing is a veritable mountain of snow at the end of most parking lots and scattered about most neighborhoods. I'm going to stock up on good warm clothing, and hollow out the top to make a snow-mountain fort. With an arsenal of snowballs a la Calvin and Hobbes. :D
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #78 on: 13 Jan 2009, 12:50 »

My friends in college once taped themselves crashing into those parking lot snow mountains with shopping carts.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #79 on: 13 Jan 2009, 19:17 »

Ooh, I bet I could get my idiot brother and his equally insipid friends to partake.  :evil:
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #80 on: 13 Jan 2009, 19:36 »

The high tomorrow will be -1 degrees. The high.

I have tried to be openminded, but no, no. Fuck you, winter.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #81 on: 13 Jan 2009, 19:56 »

Eugh, Wisconsin's worse than here.
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Re: Winter.
« Reply #82 on: 13 Jan 2009, 20:49 »

It was -25C this evening. So I went skating, it was wonderful. Although it turns out that the Rideau Canal basically turns into a giant wind tunnel with the slightest breeze.
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