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savannah 11-09-2012 5:26 PM

Reasons I hate winter!
1)No gardening
2)No flowers
3)No cookouts
4)It's too damn cold outside
5)It's cold inside
6)It gets dark so early
7)Christmas decorations in stores in October.
8)Christmas Carols on tv and radio from October till January
9)I turn from a night owl to a hibernating bear
10)Ready for bed at 7:30
11)Go to bed as early as 9:00
12)Frizzy hair
14)scraping windshields
15)car is filthy for months
16)can't play in the backyard with dog and boy
17)can't go to the beach, well you can but why?
18)guns rust
19)can't take boy & dog to the beach
20)can't go out for ice cream
21) no tan
22)no garden tomatoes
23)no artichokes
24)no warm sand
25)no watermelon
26)no lemonade
27) no free concerts
28) no corn on the cob
29) heating bills
30)icy roads
33)sore throats
34)chapped lips
35)dry hands
36)cold fingers
37)cold toes
38) can't wear shorts
39) can't wear flip-flops
40) can't bike
41) can't go out without putting on tons of clothes
42) avocados from Mexico
43) dogs drag in leaves and mud on their feet
44) no road trips
45) no fishing
46) no baseball
47) no kayaking or swimming at the lake
48) fog
49) no picnics
50) no warmth

2 reasons to like winter:
1) curling up with a good book (or someone)
2) fires in the fireplace
3) only five more months till summer

Feel free to add to whichever list you choose.

Steph 11-09-2012 5:48 PM

I actually prefer cold weather, as long as it's not wet. I can't stand the rain. I've been waiting to wear boots and pants (snow pants!) and sweaters and stuff, and now it's finally here. Then again, we don't get snow down here so maybe that's a factor.

It's easier to warm up than to try to cool down. ;)

KWalkerM 11-09-2012 5:52 PM

reasons to like winter: Duck hunting, Duck hunting, Duck hunting. and 4x4s in the snow is awesome!

jmzhwells 11-09-2012 6:15 PM

Well, its not 110F.
Id say warm up your lemonade or put some alcohol in in.
Dont go to the beach, go to the snow
BBQ's still work in the winter,
Alcohol makes you warmer.
An excuse to clean guns.
And gives you something to look forward to.

glockwise2000 11-09-2012 7:37 PM


Originally Posted by jmzhwells (Post 9693884)
Id say warm up your lemonade or put some alcohol in in.

^^^ No. 1 reason why I like winter season. I can drink more to get warmed up.

Fundamentals 11-09-2012 8:12 PM

The gardening stuff can be solved with a small greenhouse or a closet growing setup (A t5 light with a tomato or peppers growing).

Reasons to like winter:
- Clean air! No pollution is hanging around
- Easier to breathe, less pollen
- The cold is a wonderful helper in thermogenesis, or losing weight
- Can exercise longer outside
- No A/C, save on electric bills
- Outdoor activites, such as snowboarding, ice fishing
- Winter plants, like kale, chard, and blueberries

Reasons to hate winter
- All the holidays :/ I hate December

Rider1k 11-09-2012 8:14 PM

cool weather and hog hunting are my favs for winter

Dubious_Beans 11-10-2012 12:42 PM

Reasons to like:

No flies
No mosquitoes
An abundance of fresh chard in the garden, and no bugs to eat holes in it.
Hunting boletes and chanterelles on a sunny but crisp winter morning after a good rain.

Sunday 11-10-2012 2:46 PM

I hate winter it is dark for to long and the worst part is the cold. I hate cold.

Mountain Max 11-10-2012 10:04 PM

And when it gets cold all the bugs start coming indoors!

beb 11-11-2012 5:12 PM

- Cuddle Weather
- Better for running
- I love rain

- Getting out of a warm bed in the morning
- Rain = Idiot drivers

movie zombie 11-12-2012 4:47 PM

personally, i don't mind it.
we live in a forest. we have a 24 foot ceiling in one area of the house. spider condos abound and exist year round. bugs not so much......spiders probably have something to do with it.

BonnieB 11-13-2012 11:25 AM

  • Hot chocolate with sea salt
  • Crisp Fall days for trap shooting
  • Weather cool enough to do Appleseed and IDPA classes
  • Great top-down driving weather in the afternoons
  • Unique golden light in the late afternoon
  • Cool weather cooking: foods I don't cook in summer (meat loaf and baked potatoes, beef stew, home made chili, hand made bread)
  • kitties cuddling to keep warm
  • my favorite leather boots
  • a handsome tweed jacket to shoot in
  • catalog shopping the fall sales at midway and optics dot com
  • planning monthly shoots in weather cool enough to pick up a gun
  • wearing gloves at the range without getting funny looks
  • digging out some cuddly sweaters, hiding my bathing suits
  • dropping the kitties into piles of raked leave and watching them play
  • hassling Savannah about why we're not at the range this afternoon shooting trap.

Dark Paladin 11-13-2012 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by BonnieB (Post 9715573)
  • Hot chocolate with sea salt

I've been hearing using sea salt on cocoa products (hot chocolate, coffee, etc). Is it really that good?

Oh, and I hate winter because I am out of the house at oh dark thirty to catch the train to work, and I don't return home until after dark. Four hour daily commute FAIL!

BonnieB 11-13-2012 5:10 PM

OMG, sea salt with dark chocolate will change your life! For a sample, Starbucks makes a salted caramel hot chocolate. It's very close to the most fun you can have out of bed. And after four cold hours at the range? Indescribable.

The salt brings up a flavor in the chocolate that just blows my mind. But that pink salt from the Himalayas, which is saltier still, will knock your socks off. Interestingly, a teeny bid of chile makes the flavor pop too. For some reason, table salt doesn't have quite the same effect.

Sea salt is strong. The pink himalayan is on steroids. If you salt your hot chocolate, do it very lightly. Five grains at a time until you get it right. Starbucks does it well, I usually ask for a little extra.

Everyone cheer up! The days will be getting longer in six weeks!

movie zombie 11-13-2012 5:33 PM

sea salt.....yum! a little goes a long ways with the pink himalaya salt.....yum!

Bugguts 11-14-2012 1:29 PM

I LOVE winter! More clothes to cover my chubbiness! LOL In summer you just can't cover that up!

savannah 11-14-2012 1:32 PM

I hate winter.........I caught a cold.

winnre 11-14-2012 2:11 PM

51) no miniskirts

beb 11-15-2012 6:16 AM

There goes my diet, I'm off to go try a Starbucks salted caramel hot Coco now.....Damn you Bonnie!!

Steyrlp10 11-21-2012 11:36 AM

Cold feet -- makes my Better Half scream like a girl when I inch towards him - lol. I remind him that he loves me and then he says not that much! :D

Dang bass are below 70 feet and don't want to bite. I pretty much imitate a popsicle on the water and am convinced that fishing in winter is tougher than shooting an outdoor match in the rain.

Manolito 11-21-2012 12:14 PM

Breaking ice on the waterers
shoveling feed bins so you can feed
plowing roads to get to the paved road

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