Daily Prompt: Climate Control

31 May

Prompt: The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?

Have you ever spent a really long winter in the upper-midwest? No. Seriously. I’m talking about a long ass winter…LONG…months without seeing the sun, your lawn, or feeling a temperature above fifteen degrees?

Can you imagine what it would be like to only have 3% sunny days, of the possible 100% sunny days you could have?

I have and can, and so has just about every person living in the upper half of the country for more than twenty years. It’s fucking brutal…and depressing. So depressing that we do all kinds of crazy shit to get out of the house and try to cheer up a bit, like ice bowling. Now that’s a good time for a drunk Saturday afternoon. And really, what else is there to do, but get drunk, or eat, on a Saturday in the middle of a mid-western winter?

I suffer from seasonality disorder. I often times find it very difficult to get out of bed in the morning during the winter. I have no drive. No ambition. On the weekends my biggest triumph is brushing my teeth. Seriously.

You wonder why mid-westerners are so ample? It’s from eating away our depression all winter with shit you can bake and stew, because it’s not 8,000 degrees of summer! Like cakes and pot roasts and potatoes!

The best part about being a Yankee? S P R I N G ! ! And all the promise of summer it brings with it. 🙂 We start to perk up, come out of hibernation, and engage with the world again. Neighbors! Hey Neighbor!! Long time no see! Cocktails?

Damn we love spring. Summer is short lived, and usually too hot, but spring, ah spring you devilish matron of freshness and renewal! You tempt us so handily with your balmy days and gentle breezes, only to grab back the warmth and send us retreating back into the tundra for one more pass…or two…

The world just gets happier up north in the spring. The weather brightens up and so do we! It’s true. You can never convince this mid-western girl that climate doesn’t affect moods. I’m living proof of it and so is my environment.

The good life. 🙂


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