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.


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