Monday, December 18, 2006

Southern Winter

It's 65 degrees right now, on December 18th -- earlier today it was in the upper 70s. I've been wearing shorts all day, and I was uncomfortably warm in a long-sleeved t-shirt (vintage Revelation Records!) earlier.

I have a habit of assuming things are extreme -- warmer/colder/wetter/drier than previous years, depending on the conditions -- but I think this is pretty definitely unseasonal, even for Georgia.

It's all rather incongruous -- leafless trees and short days seem wrong with weather that wouldn't be out of place in May. I fixed pierogies and Hungarian goulash for dinner -- a hearty meal that would have been apt if it was 30 degrees colder. I'm meeting friends at the wonderful Brick Store Pub later tonight; a perfect pub for a cozy beer on a cold day. I know the northerners won't be sympathetic, but I kind of like my winters cold. Bring on some snow -- I'm disoriented here.

2 comments:

Nanuk of the North said...

You are correct. Not much sympathy from up here. But we can't complain either. It snowed this morning around 9, and now it's 12:37 and the snow has already melted. I could get used to this, problem is I can't enjoy global warming without massive amounts of guilt.

Anonymous said...

It's cold here but no snow and the roads are clear so I already got exactly what I wanted for xmas!

L.P. in nice, green Cleveland