Archive for December, 2010

Stay Warm

December 4, 2010

I walk around telling people that I love the Minnesotan winters and people think I’m crazy, so I’ve decided to write a blog on why it is the best time of the year. The cold winter is part of the culture in Minnesota. People say, “Bye now, and stay warm”, instead of the usual “bye now and take care”. The best part about winter is how things seem to slow down a bit. You cannot just get up and go out to get lunch. There are procedures for stepping out of the building. You need a sweatshirt followed by ear muffs, winter jacket, gloves and heavy winter boots. Putting all of that on, takes about 5 minutes. Walks just take longer. The ice and the snow make it impossible to walk faster than a sloth in the amazon rain forest. Cars cannot travel faster than 20 miles an hour. The wheels just spin and the car skids, and the interstate is as fast or as slow as the narrow bylane. The sun sets early, but the street lights are scattered by the snow and the night is almost as bright as the day. Winters are the best time of the year. Come to Minnesota and one day u’ll agree with me