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January 29, 2010

This week, Pittsburgh remembered that it is in fact January and is killing me with icy sidewalks, snow that sticks to your face, and awful temperatures.Yeah, I know that this isn’t that bad. I mean, look at what I’m used to from back home in Vermont.

And those lows are not accounting for the windchill – and trust me, that windchill cuts another 15 or so degrees off. I used to stand out at the end of my driveway waiting for the bus for up to half an hour a day for 7 years in this stuff.

So today when I was extreeeemely bored in my Nature of Language class (at first I thought it was interesting, but then the professor decided to spend the whole time going over phonetics charts from the book), I cheered myself up by looking at what I’ll be experiencing in just 5 weeks when Spring Break rolls around and saves me.

There may be rain showers in there, but honestly, what’s better than a hot day at the beach, a nice dinner with a big glass of wine, and then watching a thunder storm on the ocean? Absolutely nothing.

Basically, all that’s keeping me from getting utterly depressed about the current lack of sunlight and having my fingers frozen numb several times a day is knowing that pretty soon I’ll be out of here, working on my tan.

What’s keeping you optimistic through this awful part of winter?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce permalink
    January 29, 2010 1:18 am

    ahhh you’re going to panama? so jealous! soooo jealous! that weather sounds amazing, i LOVE when it is hot and rainy at the same time- super tropical. i think i would die if i faced the temps you are dealing with right now…yeesh! soldier on though, spring break is so soon!

  2. January 29, 2010 1:35 am

    Err.. awful part of winter? We never really had a winter.. right now it feels like spring is right around the corner. Heh. :3 To be honest though, I DO wish that we’d received some snow and hey, it WAS a little chilly for awhile.

  3. January 29, 2010 8:24 am

    Winter depresses the crap out of me, so I hang on to the promise of spring, too…I can’t wait to wear flip flops again! You’re lucky to get to experience it a few weeks early…Panama sounds great!

  4. January 29, 2010 3:44 pm

    Ha, this is hilarious!

    Optimism fuel? Cozying up in bed with a good movie and a book!

  5. January 29, 2010 5:55 pm

    Whats keeping me optimistic is knowing that summer is coming! Eventually haha :) In ohio is rarely gets really hott like i like it, but i do miss the sunshine.

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