Thursday, October 16, 2008

Denial? Moi?

I'm not a big fan of fall and winter. No, let's rephrase that. I loathe winter with a vengeance. Winter was imagined as an especially refined torture for people like me. I believe one does not burn in hell, rather one stands naked for all eternity on the corner of St. Catherine and Greene streets in -30 degree weather with the wind roaring down off Mount Royal into the wind tunnel that is Greene. Even bundled up that is my concept of hell. Yep. Indeed.

Needless to say, I love summer, it's heat, the naked skin, the drinking of margaritas on the balcony, the flirty skirts, the sandals, that lovely "sunsweat" smell after spending a day outside. Even the humidity doesn't much bother me. And when it does, I just think of Green and Cat in winter. I wish it went on forever. And ever and ever. Unfortunately, I don't live in a country where I can actually do the summer year round thing. Maybe the next US president will annex Canada and I can go live in Arizona. I'm sure Palin already thinks we're a US state.

But summer does not last forever. Nope.

It. Does. Not.

Violet's post of today, with her talk of cold weather and sweaters made me realize that, once again I'm deep in denial.

Denial that winter is indeed coming.

Denial that the summer clothes have to be hidden away and switched over for woolens and tweed.

Denial that "margaritas on the balcony" season is OVAH!



furiousBall said...

that's ok, margarita's don't taste quite as good indoors, but after 8 or 9, they start to

Dumdad said...

I'm in complete agreement with you on this one.

I find winters more and more irksome each year. I hate not being in T-shirt and shorts and having to wear socks. And I'm an Englishman. I think I was born in the wrong country. Or switched at birth.

geewits said...

Odd timing: yesterday was our first coolish day since March or April. It was mid-70's and rainy. I wanted to run up to strangers and hug them and shout "I'M NOT SWEATING!! YAY!!"

Ian Lidster said...

You and me both, hon'.

Hagelrat said...

I love Autumn, and for the first few months I love winter. I love curling up on the sofa under a duvet with a hot chocolate. I love the sleepy, cozy feel of the seasons and those wonderful clear cold mornings. What I hate is the last bit of winter, when I am ready for spring. Then it's dark and damp and miserable.

xup said...

Get yourself some thick drapes with a jolly tropical theme on them, lay down some sisal mats, crank the heat way up and suck back those marguaritas until Spring.

Guillaume said...

I appreciate all seasonal changes, as each season has it's good sides. Autumn is time for comfy clothes, comfort food, cuddling with your loved one, and, more importantly, Halloween (by far my favourite holiday). And it's a beautiful season as well: nature is always at its most beautiful when it is dying.

Rachel said...

amen, sista. a-fucking-men.

UGH. I am NOT looking forward to this winter, and I just hope fervently that it will be mostly mild. Global warming, do your magic!

Mr. Jazz said...

Margaritas are great all year long.

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

I like autumn and Halloween, but November is always such a dreary, sad and dark month. The only way I'll make it through is if I wrap myself in that warm fuzzy blanket of COMPLETE DENIAL, down a couple of margharitas, and insist to everyone within shouting distance that it's actually July.

citizen of the world said...

God, I'm so with you. That's a big part of the reason I live as far south as I do. And, withthe exception of Cristmas, once winter sets in I'm not truly happy again until March.

Just telling it like it is said...

Hey Jazz just stoping by from the girl site...Well I have to tell you I don't like the cold either and in fact I live in the desert..I can't get used to all of the scopions..they live even in extrem weather...although I am watching bear in order that if I am left out in the elements I might be able to squeeze elephant poo to get water...does that make sence? If not it was the wine talking..

Jazz said...

Fuball - I'll keep that in mind.

Dumdad - I'd take a parisian winter over a montreal winter any day. Any place that doesn't have meters of snow on the ground is ok with me.

Geewits - I'd kill to be sweating.

Ian - Ah, life in Canadia!

Hagelrat - My problem is I'm already ready for spring.

XUP - Now THAT sounds like a plan.

Guillaume - Yeah, but it stays dead a long long time...

Rachel - ever notice the whole global warming thing doesn't seem to apply to winter in northern north america? We had record snowfall last year... Global warming indeed.

Mr. Jazz - Especially yours.

Kimber - are we twins separated at birth?

Citizen - you see, that's the whole problem. If Obama gets in, could you please suggest they annex Canada so I can go live in the south legally? But only if Obama gets in. Otherwise I'd rather freeze.

Tell - Cheers!

Jocelyn said...

Oh my. I just posted something completely opposite to what you say here.

And yet, our hands extended towards each other in peace, we manage to get along.

The Sarah Palin line here, btw, is killer funny.

Jazz said...

Joce - I will tolerate your love of the cold and winter and all things frosty cause you love wine - and no doubt margaritas.

Rhea said...

Winter is getting harder and harder for me, too. I live in Boston and I don't know how many more winters I want to go through. I can't stand how everyone shuts down, there is less friendliness and openness and more isolation.

That girl said...

Ohhh...I just had a flashback to last winter, and reading your posts about all the snow. Of course, it didn't help that it was in Montreal, and snow lasts til freaking April there!!!