Wednesday, November 10, 2010
What do you like most about cold weather? What do you like the least?

Since I grew up in California and Arizona, I had little cause to be around cold weather.  In fact, the few times that I traveled when it was cold elsewhere, I was pretty upset at being elsewhere and not in the vicinity of my warm home.  However, there are a few things I like about cold.  I enjoy wearing hats, and cold weather is a wonderful reason to do so.  I have been especially enjoying the fur “northerner” Fargo-style hat that Mike and Rachel got me.  I also enjoy the silence that cold weather seems to engender… I suppose it’s not exactly a quality of coldness, per se, but they are something I associate together – probably due to spending some winter trips outside away from civilization (like Lake Tahoe, or camping) and enjoying the relative quiet of the wilderness in cold.

I like the deep-set chill the least.  By this I mean when you spend too long outside in the cold without adequate protection, it’s not a state that’s easily remediable.  It takes a long while for heat to penetrate a frosty exterior, and it’s just miserable being cold to the core while that process proceeds.  Blech!