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What (If Anything) is Good About Winter
Written by Rob DeMarco – Read by Adam Scull
The majority of people regard summer as their favorite season, and we know all the reasons why. Many people look forward to autumn as an escape from the heat and enjoy the beauty of the changing leaves. But fewer people seem to welcome the approach of winter. Aside from the holidays, winter does have some good points. No bugs, like ants, things that bite, sting, or hide all around us. Snakes hibernate with other nasties. No yard work, weeds gone, leaves gone, lawn stops growing, watering plants not necessary.
You can keep beer cold in the garage. Heat is cozier than AC; you can use the fireplace to enjoy hot food and beverages. Bad weather is a great excuse to do nothing—more time to read or watch TV. I can’t paint the house. You can wear jeans, sweaters, cowboy boots, and leather jackets—good sleeping weather with heavy blankets. There’s more reason to hit the snooze button. Bourbon replaces vodka. Winter sports are there if you like them. Tap water is cold, and the garbage can smell less funky.
Much less sweating.
Only 182.5 days until Summer.