Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Combating the cold weather blues

What the freak?! Is there really snow on the mountains? Yes. There is. I woke up in the middle of the night because the drain pipe on our balcony is broken, so it was gushing water on the railing and down on the cement. Annoying. I slammed the door shut cause I was so bugged that it was raining and that it had woken me up. Then I walked outside this morning to snow on the mountains... ugh.

It is starting. Everyone has jackets on -- I'm sitting at my desk at work and everyone is wearing sweatshirts and jackets. *Insert frowny face here.* I knew it would come. We all did. Winter. We barely got a fall! What can we do to stay happy, despite the cold weather?

1. Wake up and sing the Cougar fight song every morning ... my little sister was singing that today as we prepared breakfast together. I was in a grumpy mood so it kind of got annoying. But, as I thought about it, what a great way to combat the col weather blues.

2. Buy a beautiful pair of the softest, wool Argyle socks. You have no idea what a really nice pair of socks will do for you.

3. Throw a hot chocolate party. Hot chocolate always gets one in the mood for cold weather.

4. Go walk around Costco and notice the CHRISTMAS decorations that are already up. Sheesh. It's earlier every year. That will get you in the mood for Christmas ... if not cold weather.

5. Have a leaf collecting party ... ha ha ha ... this just makes me laugh. It is totally absurd, but really funny.

6. Carry a really cool umbrella and a copy of The New York Times with you on campus while wearing your high-collared pea coat. Wow. That will catch a few eyes.

7. Got any other ideas? Share them by leaving a message. The first 10 ideas will be included in a follow up blog post ... as long as they are funny, random and will beat the winter blues.


  1. How about...

    Accept it.

    I know, I know. It's a crazy concept and I could get killed for saying it! But come on, winter has it's pluses, and I always feel bad for winter for getting the short end of the stick :(

    Think about it this way: Winter is that time of year where you get to put a fire on and snuggle next to your sweetie. Winter is where you get to exercise in a different way than usual; sliding down the top of a mountain. Winter is when you get to wear your adorable outfits and walk around Temple Square admiring the lights. My point? Winter is romantic!

  2. Stop your whining! Grab the newest ski video and get decked out in all your snow-gear and embrace the gloriousness that is WINTER!

  3. when that thermometer begins to drop and happiness ebbs until Christmas, I always love to stop by sonic, get a large rootbeer with that pebble ice and sit in the hot tub for about 2 hours.

    ...if that doesn't warm your soul then you don't have one.

  4. Turn on jazz music and watch the rain outside while sipping some herbal tea in sweats--slippers included--for approximately one hour. After taking a hot shower and changing into your craziest outfit, call up your friends and go ice skating. Then return home and have a dance party with the door open. If you are having a dance party correctly, you will soon appreciate the open door and cold air.
    That, children, is how to enjoy winter.

  5. Forget the snow. Forget the freezing weather. Come to Arizona. Have I ever mentioned that the temperature down here in winter time is usually around 60-70 degrees? Yep, that's right.

  6. Lame Arn. :) AZ is becoming more and more attractive... after the east coast, I think I will. :)


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