I have a love hate relationship with winter. Yes you can both love and hate winter. Growing up in Memphis we would get snow about once or twice a year. Sometimes a lot of snow. I remember a few times we had over a foot of snow. Of course when it did snow I was around the radio waiting for that announcement about a snow day. Something I have only done on the air once or twice since I have lived in Logan.
When I was in Missouri on the radio there was a day when it snowed just a little and I knew the kids were gathered around waiting for me to make that announcement all kids want to hear ‘SNOW DAY” But on this day it was school as usual and I was really on the kids to get ready for school and talking about how parents were celebrating. Later that day a friend called and told me about her little girl who was listening to me to here if school would be held. The mom said as I was kidding the kids about going to school this sweet little girl looked at the radio and said ‘SHUT UP DAVE’
Why I love winter: Nothing like seeing a fresh snow fall before anyone has walked on it or plowed. It is an awe inspiring site. I kind of like it cold. My wife thinks I am pretty strange when we are walking on a cold winter morning and I breath in the cold air and say “ I Love this air it makes my nose hairs freeze” weird right. But I do love the sensation of the cold air in my sinuses. I like wearing a jacket to stay warm. I like a foggy cold morning when the fog blankets the fences and tree in a white powder.
Why I hate winter: I hate driving on slick roads. Black Ice is not fun. . When it is cold and you wear a jacket and leave it at work because it warmed up during the day. I hate the taste of Chap Stick! The sun goes down at 5pm and because of that it seems really late to me when it is only 6:30pm. Filthy snow, you know the kind of snow that gets all black and dirty on the area’s where it was plowed. Winter colds and flu, make you feel awful. I have a pretty bad cold right now and I fear I will lose my voice. Not a good thing for a radio guy. But the thing I hate about winter the most is INVERSION. I know I am preaching to the choir but Inversions are depressing and breathing is usually a good thing but not in an Inversion.
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And that’s why I have a love hate relationship with winter
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