Anybody remember that season between fall and spring?  

pickthisguy11 37M
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1/28/2006 11:34 pm

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Anybody remember that season between fall and spring?

Today I was thinking back on the days of my youth. I was reminiscing about the snow-forts we used to build, sledding in the backyard, and the countless hours spent playing hockey at the neighborhood rink. Sadly, this is no longer the case.

Growing up in Minnesota used to be all about winter. As a child you are never bored as long as you have snow, the ability to make a snowball, ans a sibling in the vicinity. There were times when the Governor had to cancel school throughout the state due to wind chills of 60 below. Today I look out the window and there is no snow in sight. Yesterday it was almost 50 degrees. Last February we had 60 degree temperatures. I can't even remember the last time we had more than a foot of snow on the ground. What has happened to the winters of my youth?

See, Minnesotans take a certain pride in winter. We may bitch about the cold temps, but we secretly love it. It is something that makes us different from the rest of the country. Sure, we are not the only state with cold, snowy winters, but we have always had a reputation for particularly bad weather. I think deep down we get some small level of satisfaction from going out to start the car 20 minutes before we plan to drive it. We like putting on six layers of clothing to get the mail. Unfortunately, there is satisfaction to be had in our misery this year.

It is 1:17AM
The temperature outside as I type this is 33 degrees. Today's high should not have reached this mark.

I have a two year old son. He has a sled, we have a hill, but yet, there is no sledding to be done. Not to mention, I'd love to pepper him with snowballs.

Oh well, I guess I will have to start spending the winter in Russia.

Note to self: Learn Russian spelling of name before you piss it in the snow, as to avoid looking like a tourist.


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