It's no secret that winter is not considered to be one of the favorite seasons. Besides the holidays, winter tends to be pretty drab. It's grey and dark, and you can never get warm. During my daily walk through campus under these conditions, I've come to a list of conclusions as to why winter is usually public enemy #1.
1. Hat Hair.
The staticky, no good, messy look that comes from wearing those adorable knitted beanies. Trust me, what's going on underneath that hat isn't nearly as cute as the pom pom on top of my head.
2. Winter Coats.
For starters, these things physically inhibit my driving abilities. How am I expected to effectively maneuver my appendages when I'm padded in layers of fluff like the Philsbury dough boy? It's not the ice causing my reckless driving officer, its my coat. Not to mention, there is no flattering way to wear a coat that makes you look like a marshmallow. None.
Yet another piece of restrictive winter gear. How am I supposed to text on the long walk back from class if the screen can't feel my fingers, hm?
Are they even still in style anymore? I don't even know.
It's a winter wonderland, I get it. That's great and all, until it turns into the slush I'm trudging through ruining my (fashionably questionable) ugg boots.
PSA- THANKSGIVING IS A HOLIDAY. Stop skipping over it to go straight to Christmas. The pilgrims didn't survive scurvy for this crap.
7. Red and green are EVERYWHERE.
It's great symbolism for Christmas, don't get me wrong. But it takes a special breed of human to pull off that color scheme without looking like an elf. And in my 5'2" frame, I am not one of those people.
8. What is the sun?
I don't know how long it's been since my skin has felt the sun on it. Neither do my legs, or arms, or any part of me really. And pasty isn't exactly anyones shade.
9. Eggnog. Eggnog everything.
10. Chapped lips and dried skin.
Can I get an AMEN from all the girls who go through travel sized lotion like it's a hot vanilla latte on a freezing cold day. (So I guess there's one perk from winter.)
11. The temperature.
Have we mentioned the freezing cold yet? No? Okay. FREEZING COLD WEATHER.
I don't mean to get everyone down before we get into something that's barely just begun. And don't take me for a scrooge, because I LOVE Christmas, peppermint, and the twinkly lights. There are just some parts I wish we could do without. Feel free to comment your favorite/ least favorite things about the winter below.
See you soon.
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