Monday, April 14, 2014

Ugh. Spring.

I had hoped to have some interesting project to post by now but... I don't. I have been too grumpy to want to do anything. Why? It's spring.

I get grumpy when spring rolls around. I do not like spring. An unpopular opinion, I know. But I am always sorry to see winter go.

In winter, I don't have to face the overwhelming issue of all the landscaping that I can neither do myself nor find someone to do for me. In winter, I don't have to worry about weeds growing in the driveway cracks or grass in the backyard growing taller than my dog. In winter, there are no mosquitoes, there are no silverfish, there are no wasps... in fact, there is not an insect in sight. In winter, the high school marching band isn't practicing outside at 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays. In winter, my neighbor's dog is not outside barking all day. In winter, my car doesn't turn into an oven after five minutes in a parking lot. In winter, the Sun isn't inflicting its migraine-inducing glare on me for 14 hours a day. In winter, I can wear long sleeves and tights and boots.

I like winter, when it's dark and cold (or snowy glowy and cold) and things are dead. :P

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    1. Ah, yes, I hadn't even thought of that. Pollen has never bothered me. Instead, I have nonallergic rhinitis, which is a fancy way of saying I am plagued by a stuffy, runny nose every single day of the year.

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    2. I have that, too. Spring just adds asthma.

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  2. I also love winter the most! But I can't say I hate spring, though the pollen are a pain in my behind!

    x Dawn
    www.wickedlypleasant.blogspot.com

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    1. Pollen can be a pain indeed. I don't notice it here, but it was impossible to miss when I lived in Georgia -- everything is covered in a thick coat of yellow dust by mid-March.

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  3. Haha this is so true! Especially since with spring comes allergies. But I must admit, having been frozen in Canada for the last 6 months, I am a little happy. If just for the fact I can walk out my front door without dying

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    1. I might feel differently about spring if I'd had to deal with a stormy or wet winter. But I hardly notice the cold unless the temperature drops into the teens or single digits. I'm pretty sure I have lava instead of blood. ;)

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  4. And all the evil winds and pollen and...bah. I don't mind spring, it's actually quite bearable, but from the moment winter passes, all things just start going downhill and it's summer even before you realize it...and I hate summer. I hate it.

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    1. Indeed. The worst part about spring is that it means summer is on the way. I have always hated summer... so much that I moved 2,000 miles to get away from the heat and humidity of my hometown. I do not tolerate heat well.

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  5. I think I'm even more unpopular than you as I don't like Summer. To me it means heat, mugginess, not sleeping, exposing flesh (which I hate), never feeling comfortable or clean, wasps, asthma playing up, hay fever and just generally meh. Spring is okay as it means sunshine without too much heat but Autumn is my favourite - birthday, halloween, lovely light, warm but not overpowering and long days.

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    1. Oh, I hate summer, for more or less the reasons you state. Autumn is my favorite season as well. For me, Spring-Summer-Autumn-Winter = Dislike-Hate-Love-Like. :)

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    2. Oh yes, I agree wholeheartedly (and not just because my birthday's in autumn!) I struggle every summer to adjust to wearing shoes that aren't boots - and don't ask about my (non-existent) summer wardrobe... Fortunately, we don't have very hot summers here in Wellington, New Zealand. And it's autumn here now :) Alas, it's a miserable grey wet one - but at least I can wear my boots....

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  6. I have seasonal allergies. So, my nose is usually stuffy and runny all year round. As for seasons, I prefer Spring and Fall.

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    1. It's probably a popular sentiment. Spring and fall are easier to like because they don't have the extremes of summer and winter.

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  7. I never used to mind Spring. But I am HATING the mud this year - knee deep ruts out in the forest. It'll be so much fun trying to move stuff into the basement on Friday, because along with the mud they're forecasting more snow. Bah. :)

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    1. Ugh, mud. :P Snow with mud (snud?) would be even worse.

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  8. All these things I agree with... except, I simply cannot live in the cold. I am chilly even in the spring and summer. So when the cold rolls around, it makes things exponentially worse for me lol

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    1. It's interesting how much people vary in terms of comfortable temperatures. This morning, I overheard a coworker say happily, "It's supposed to be nearly 80 today." For me, there is no happiness associated with 80 degrees. :P

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  9. I agree, I love winter most, but is very frozen. But summer here is very nice, it mostly keeps its temperature around 20 degrees Celsius

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    1. Ooh, that is nice. I complain, but summer here is actually not too bad. It's really hot (85F/30C or higher) for only about 2 months. In the town where I grew up, the high temperatures are 80+ F (about 26 C) for about 6 months of the year, and it's very humid. It's awful there!

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