Post # 1
I live in Upstate, NY where it snows like 5 months out of the year. We had our first snowfall today and let me just say, I was NOT prepared for it. The radio this morning said we were supposed to get a dusting that wouldn’t stick. Well SOMEONE was misinformed. We got like 4 inches of this white shit.
I have this complex where I can’t drive in the snow. I just don’t feel confident so Fiance always has to drive. It’s not too bad since we live and work together so if I really don’t want to drive I don’t have to but even passengering when its snowing gives me serious agita. It stems from the first winter I was driving after getting my license. I hit black ice and did a complete 360 and ended up in a ditch. I didn’t get hurt and there was minimal damage to my car but it was terrifying to say the least. I’m not afraid to say I was pretty damn close to soiling myself!
Most Upstate, New Yorkers embrace the season and ski/snowboard, snowmobile, ice fish, etc. You know what I do? I sit at home and wait for spring! Winter is seriously so depressing for me. The only thing I like about it is that I get to wear my sweaters and Ugg boots!
Anyways, there no real purpose to this thread other than for me to express my extreme hatred of winter in NY. I cant wait till 2012 when we move someplace warm(er) and with considerably less snow.
Post # 3
No way!!!! You guys get it so badly in NY compared to here in Ontario! Yuck! We haven’t gotten any yet thank goodness, but I keep hearing what a terrible winter this is supposed to be, so I can’t even imagine what you guys are going to get hit with 🙁 Darling Husband has taken up snowboarding to cope/enjoy the winter. Much like you, I just sit and wait until spring. I’m the worst Canadian ever, I can’t even skate! LOL!
Post # 4
haha, I can relate. I live in a very cold state aka South Dakota, and I loathe it. Really. I have made my husband promise that we can retire somewhere warm, and I still complain from time to time. It has been an uncommonly warm fall, for which I am thankful, but I know it is coming… Anyway, I basically moved here for him because I was moving anyway and it was between warm happiness in Arizona or love happiness in South Dakota so believe me I feel your pain.
But do me a favor, keep the snow over there! 😉
Post # 5
Heh I grew up upstate and moved down to NYC and it’s STILL too cold/snowy for me. I hate, hate, hate, hate winter. I too had my fair share of close calls with bad road conditions. We’re moving south after the wedding and it can’t come soon enough — hellooooooo Southern Virginia!
Post # 6
It is still like 55 here. How strange. I do simpathize though. I’m really not looking forward to any of the work that comes with snow. Ugh. Preheating my car does not sound very fun.
Post # 7
I too am not a fan of winter. I moved to Vancouver from the interior of BC to get away from winter. At the most we will have a few days of snow here, although as bakerella says, they are warning us about an unusual amount of cold and snow expected this winter.
I like the snow to stay on the mountains so we can go up and visit it-play in the snow, build a snowman etc then go home to a hot rum or two.
Post # 8
@UpstateCait: I had a similar situation as you too! The winter that I got my license, I slid on black ice, and flipped my car into a ditch. I too didn’t get hurt but I am traumatized and will not drive in the winter! I feel like such a baby making my fiance drive but even the thought of driving in the snow/ice makes me nervous.
If I don’t have to drive in it though, I love it 🙂
Post # 9
I turned down an awesome scholarship for my BA because when I visited the school, it snowed 2-3′ overnight and they still had class that day. Yay Lake Effect Snow
None of my friends in Texas or PA could understand why I was so happy I missed the 4+’ feet we got in a week last winter. Yes, snow days are dandy but I can get those in Texas when we have a bad overnight frost (seriously, these people have no idea how to deal with “weather”) and those are without risking further bodily harm from snowballs to the eye or falling into a snow covered pond and permanently damaging ankles (not bitter at all).
Post # 10
I completely understand!! Snow sucks! It’s annoying to drive in, you have to wear so many clothes to keep warm, it takes forever for your car to warm up and you have to scrape ice and snow off it in the morning. I grew up in Wisconsin and got the heck out of there after college. I could never embrace winter sports because once I get a chill, I can’t get warm until I take an extremely hot shower or lay under 8 layers of blankets for a few hours. I’m convinced I was never meant to live in a cold climate. Now I live in Florida and have recently been whining about it getting into the 60s during the day and 40s at night. It’s amazing to never have to worry about all those cold weather hassles though!! The only time I miss snow is maybe once a year around Christmas- although I’ve been to the beach on Christmas and that’s all the ‘white stuff’ I really need. 🙂
Post # 11
I am soooo with you, the dreaded “S” word. I loath snow. It has been really nice up until now (knock on wood), but this is Nebraska and snow in inevitable. I do occasionally like to go to Colorado to go skiing, but NE is a flat state and I would rather travel to snow and leave it behind when I leave. Four more years and we will be living at our cabin full time and I can leave it all behind.
Stupid, stupid, stupid snow.