Saturday, January 06, 2007
Um... January, are you in there?
This is the weather right now!
Don't get me wrong, I am digging the 73 degree day! And, it's sunny, to boot! However, I'd like January to recognize that this is, traditionally, a winter month. Generally, in the Mid-Atlantic Region, winter is associated with cold weather, possibly snow, ice storms, etc..
I'm willing to cut you some slack, January, as I realize that you are the first month of 2007. I can appreciate that it may take you some time to get your bearings. However, please understand that there is a time for this kind of weather, but that's usually not until April or May. Frankly, I feel like I've been gypped out of a good winter for the last few years, now. I mean, last year there was that one snow storm that gave us like a foot, but that was pretty much the only time it snowed, and it didn't stick around for very long. Now, I know that wasn't exactly your fault. And, believe me, February is in for some trouble, too, if he doesn't shape up this year.
Look, I'm just saying, I'm going to enjoy this day, go to the park and play some ultimate frisbee. But, I am going to require some snow pretty soon. I can't tell you how long it's been since I've seen a white Christmas (I know, I know, that's December's deal...), but usually we're seeing our first snow here sometime in October or November. The fact that it's January and, not only has it not snowed yet this season, it is 73 degrees outside only adds insult to injury. I don't know if you are getting some peer pressure from those spring and summer months...It's ok to be cold. Some people actually like it that way.
Hey, all I am saying, January, is be yourself.