Why I like Winter.

And that’s an unfathomable lie.  I hate winter more than I hate Kanye West.


this is me, only colder.

Down here temperatures are dropping like Kim Kardashian’s clothes on Instagram.  Trees are losing leaves faster than Taylor Swift loses boyfriends. Grass is turning brown like caucasian bodybuilders before a competition.  And all that’s left are cold, depressing days where my biggest challenge would be not to start chewing on my own wrists.

I’m a positive person when I’m not at work.  Or busy.  I’m the type of guy who prefers to look at the bright side of life, or is that the lighter side of life?  I like to think of the wine glass as being half full. With a nice Merlot.  Or a smooth Pinotage.  Or maybe a Shiraz.  Or no wait, make that a full bodied Cabernet. I’m not fussy, just pour the damn wine.

It took me almost three weeks, nine hours and thirteen minutes of drinking, but I finally came up with a list of ten things I like about this dreadful season:

  1. Winter implies it’s almost time for Spring.
  2. I can eat a million oranges if I want to because they’re everywhere.
  3. I can use the fireplace for its intended purpose because man loves fire.
  4. I have an acceptable excuse for events because it’s frigging freezing.
  5. I don’t have to do any household chorus because it gets dark too quickly.
  6. I can sleep in on Saturdays because everyone knows gravity is stronger in winter.
  7. I don’t have to be friendly at the gym because everyone else is also miserable.
  8. I can binge watch Game of Thrones because everyone else goes to bed early.
  9. I don’t have to suck in my stomach because I wear jackets all the time.
  10. I can stuff my face with anything I want because I’m “bulking” for Spring.

And these are the reaso… Who’m I kidding…winter still sucks…It’s cold, it’s bleak, it’s grey and I hate it.

Now where’s that wine?

37 thoughts on “Why I like Winter.

      • Indeed we do! Only for a few months though. Right now it is a beautiful sunny, 80 degree day!

        Btw, I am putting in my order for nice weather in S.A. come end of August!

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      • Yes we are! Spending some time in Cape Town, a few days in Stellenbosch & on Safari. Are you anywhere close to this area?

        No worries re: metric. We have been metric for a number of years here but us old folks still keep going back to that Fahrenheit when it comes to temperature!

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      • I live on the Eastern side of the country but you never know…work might require me to visit Cape Town…hint hint. Let me know when you’ll be here to bask in the African sun…who’s not actually not basking at the moment.


      • Just in case you find yourself with business in the area, we will be arriving in Cape Town on August 26th (late in the day) & we are there until Saturday morning (Sept 3rd). Hopefully the sun will be somewhat basking by that time!

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  1. Sigh, and here I thought I found another winter fan. I love winter. Sweaters, jeans, and my warm uggs. Life is grand.
    I hate summer with it’s sweaty stickiness and after a particularly long day the feel of dried salt on your skin. Bleh.

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      • I had meant virtually. I take that back. 😉 But then again, for the fun of it, why the hell not! Drop your address on my contact form. You never know! Although, Holland is not a wine country and you guys have far better wines than we do here. We sometimes buy South African wines! They can be really, really good and for less than 4 euros!


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