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It finally feels like winter is here! I remember going to a concert last year in December and the temperature was 50 degrees. Just when we thought we'd have another snow-free winter, Minnesota reared its malevolent head.
I have a love-hate relationship with the snow. Having a white Christmas makes me feel so much more festive. I love to ski, and fake snow is horrible to ski on. The cold weather is perfect for ice skating, too. And I was horribly disappointed that I only went sledding once last year.
But at the same time, the snow seems to sap the life out of nature. All of the birds go away, I don't see any small mammals, and even the deer that roam around my neighborhood seem to hide away. On top of that, the snow creates a desolate looking landscape. And let's not forget how disgusting brown snow looks when it's all plowed to the side of the road. Mountains of black snow pile up and create an eyesore.
This year, I'm faced with a new problem; winter driving. Last year I didn't think was difficult at all; there were a few rough road days, but other than that the cold was just an inconvenience because the ice on my windshield would take forever to thaw. However, with the recent storm I'm beginning to feel some symptoms of road rage. I will admit, there are some roads that have still not been plowed in the area. However, people continue to drive 5 miles an hour in a 45 mph zone because they see some snow on the side of the road. I'm not sure why people are driving as if they are that afraid to drive. Don't get me wrong, I am a total advocate for vehicular safety; but there comes a point when people need to accurately assess the situation and not make me 20 minutes late for work.
For now, I like the snow more than if there was none. Talk to me a couple of months from now and it might be a different story. Any other opinions?
posted by Meg at 8:26 0 comments
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