Winter sucks.

I bet you’ve heard that before.

I know I have.

So please do pardon me while I whine a little bit about the weather. Just to get back at me, please do feel free to whine about your weather in a comment on this blog post.

Anyway, why does winter suck for me right now?

Mostly because it’s only January 27, but also most recently because Lake Erie (of which I am a close neighbor) is 95% frozen over. This means that there will be colder temperatures and less snow.

I think I could deal with these colder-than-Alaska temperatures if there was more snow. It would seem more like actual winter.

This is why winter sucks. For me.

Cooked

im-meltingDo you live in America? Yes? Well, then you’re probably in the midst of a heat wave of epic proportions. I saw this morning that only Alaska and New Mexico (New Mexico? Really?) aren’t expected to see temperatures hitting 90°. So it’s hot. And it’s been hot all week. It’s supposed to start cooling off here (in northwestern Pennsylvania) on Saturday. Yay.

Needless to say, I’m cooked. Maybe I’m a wuss but I think I wilt more every time I walk my dog around the block. She occasionally wants to go further but given the fact that her tongue is usually dragging on the cement (and not to eat cooked bird shit like she likes to do) and that I get more grouchy the hotter I am, she gets to go exactly one block twice a day while it’s so freakin’ hot. She’s lucky she gets a walk, really.

But I’m officially as cooked as the bird shit on the sidewalk. I used to say I needed a colder climate but given the AK & NM news and the fact that I don’t like a crap load of constant snow, I’m not sure there is one.

Just give me 65° to 75° and I will be one very happy blogger. That’s my perfect temperature. I can even deal with 88° occasionally. It’s just a week of constantly being that, and muggy, that renders me DONE.

In the words of Wizard of OzI’m Melting!