Saturday, April 18, 2009

Removing 20 Layers of Clothes With No Frostbite!

I love Spring. Especially living in the frozen tundra that is the Midwest. When Spring finally decides the come out of hibernation and show its sunny face, we idiots who choose to live here get awful excited.

When I lived down South, and I would come up to the Midwest to visit, I always found it so strange that everyone was outside all the time. You'd see people just standing in their yards with goofy looks on their face. I always assumed there was some kind of retard infestation problem up here or something.

It wasn't until I moved here, that I realized after being locked inside your house for 6 months while the air outside was cold enough to freeze the snot in your nose, it was damn nice to go outside. And I too would stand in my yard with a look of amazement on my face that such a world does truly exist. A world where things are warm, and green, and the sky is blue, and there is this big giant round yellow orb in the sky making everyone happy.

It was so nice yesterday, that after work we went to one of our favorite restaurant/bars downtown and sat out on their patio, drinking our favorite summer brew - Oberon. It was perfect. Exactly the way life is supposed to be. Be warm. Drink beer. Mock people. What more could a person want?

As I type this blog, I am sitting out on the deck in my bathing suit, enjoying the sun. It's not quit time to open the pool yet, but I spent a bit of time in the hot tub, both last night and this morning. It just feels like summer! I was almost tempted to pop the pool cover and take a polar plunge!

So to all of you that live in warm locations, and don't understand winter. Screw you! You suck!

To all of you that live in the frigid north, congratulations on being able to step outside without at least 4 pairs of socks on! Enjoy the warmth! We have to while we still can. Winter starts again soon!

Enjoy the weekend and take time to smell the roses. Who am I kidding? It isn't THAT warm yet. There aren't even leaves!

Stickman out!
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  1. I'm so glad I don't live in Michigan any more. Of course, in 3 weeks it will be so hot here that we'll catch fire if we go outside.

    But hey, it's a dry heat, right?

  2. Diesel...yeah, Michigan is shaped like a mitten for a reason. You always need one here. I'd take the heat any day!