Winter Is Here…


I think it’s finally decided to get cold for a little while here in South Alabama. For the next few weeks, the temperature is not expected to rise above the low 60s with lows in the low 30s. I have one friend who would say, “Quit your bitchin’!” But then again he lives in the frigid north. To be honest though, I am not complaining. I love the cooler weather. I have three reasons to enjoy cooler weather. First, I prefer winter clothes to summer clothes, because I usually wear long-sleeved dress shirts to work. Second, you can walk outside without breaking an immediate sweat (It was in the mid to upper 80s just a few days ago). Third, it doesn’t get too cold here in the winter, so it’s never that bad. It could be worse. The high could be -3 degrees as it was for my friend up north.

I used to have a teacher in high school who would always say, “I love cold weather. You can always put on enough clothes to be warm, but legally, you can’t take off enough clothes to be cool when it’s hot and humid.” Unless I have a pool to swim in, I do not like the very hot and humid summers here in Alabama.

I’m hoping it will at least stay fairly cool through New Years, but Alabama winters can be quite unpredictable. I’ve known more than a few Christmases and New Years to be quite warm and short sleeve weather. I never have liked warm Christmases. I prefer a cold Christmas so that you can gather around a warm fire.

So I am going to pose a question for you guys: Do you prefer cold weather or hot weather? Why?

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I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

7 responses to “Winter Is Here…

  • aguywithoutboxers

    I’m in Virginia, the Washington, DC, area, what you’re having looks like a “heat-wave” to me! LOL! Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

  • Cos

    Winters in the Netherlands are cold, wet and dark. Last year we had snow for a long time. In a very crowded country, that means lots of traffic problems and a mess on the roads and pavements. I don’t like winters. I’m born in the summer and that’s my favorite season. But, I like a year with seasons. I can’t imagine to have a whole year with the same weather everyday. It seems boring to me.
    So enjoy your ‘freezing’ weather (really, at the lowest 30 degrees?) and enjoy wearing nice clothes!

  • Tom Janus

    For many reasons similar to yours, I like the cooler weather, however, being from Illinois, it does get hot & sticky in the summer, of which I have a low tolerance for. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll move…if I’m lucky πŸ™‚

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