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Get your WINTER on!

Postby ThorFluff » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:19 am UTC

Autumn is GONE!
So what do you do during the darkest days of the years? Aside from christmas/hanukka/etc traditions (well you can include those too if you really want to)
To start it all off i'm going to do it with a 6006 word essay.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby parkaboy » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:29 am UTC

but... its still autumn here... all the leaves and stuff... some are still on the trees and GREEN even.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby ThorFluff » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:36 am UTC

It seems the northen hemisphere undresses and redresses from top to bottom as usual, the robe of winter will soon fall over you too ;)
It is however funny that she begins to redress while's she's still kicking of her metaphorical pants.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Solt » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:41 am UTC

I should post pictures of our bright, sunny days. Winter indeed.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby pollywog » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:22 am UTC

It should be 25o Celsius tomorrow. And 26 the day after that. It's shorts weather.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby ThorFluff » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:47 am UTC

OK you southies get your warm weather and happy faces out of my thread! We're freezing our asses off and need to convince ourselves how great winter is! ;)
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Beetlesworth » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:18 pm UTC

Oh man, Winter, I actually had snow here yesterday as well. That along with the cold i've got (Keeping me off School ftw, well it would do if it wasn't for a horrifically placed teacher training day.) It's feeling like deep winter for me!

I vote this thread be changed slightly to accomodate Dog's going nuts in the snow, open log fires and waking up to frost on the inside of your window.

On the first topic it's already destroyed my sister's snowman, it burrowed through it's back and burst out it's chest alien-style. I wish i'd been quicker with the camera. :P

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Nosefoot » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:34 pm UTC

Winter doesn't hit Texas until at least January, except for the few scattered days when it suddenly drops 40 degrees only to return to normal within 36 hours.

My activities don't much change during Winter. It does usually snow at least once a year, but not until February. It's pretty neat when that happens. I generally like winter since by the time it gets here I'm sick of the temperature being high, but before it ends I'm sick of the temperature being low.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby joeframbach » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:55 pm UTC

Pittsburgh trees still haven't shedded their leaves, and it isn't even cold enough to wear hats yet.
Last night I took my tent and camped outside (just to get out of campus for a bit). My 25° bag was pretty toasty.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Verator » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:57 pm UTC

Nosefoot wrote:Winter doesn't hit Texas until at least January, except for the few scattered days when it suddenly drops 40 degrees only to return to normal within 36 hours.

My activities don't much change during Winter. It does usually snow at least once a year, but not until February. It's pretty neat when that happens. I generally like winter since by the time it gets here I'm sick of the temperature being high, but before it ends I'm sick of the temperature being low.



Hey, it's like Southern Ohio!!! Just add in the total nonexistant sprin and fall and we're good.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Clerria » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:33 pm UTC

Noooo Winter usually hits (Texas) in at least December, it's just... not cold : )

I vaguely recall last year that on one particularly agitating day in December, it went over 90*F. Pissed me off.

Texas weather is wonderful and unpredictable most of the time (usually on a day to day basis): We get summer and winter and we're lucky if fall and spring last more than a week each. I'm pleased that it's been cooler (60-80) so much longer than usual this year.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby zingmaster » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:07 pm UTC

It's not winter until there's snow. And it's sad because it snowed back home in Minneapolis, but it's only gotten colder here in Madison.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Sprocket » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:57 pm UTC

ThorFluff wrote:Autumn is GONE!
So what do you do during the darkest days of the years? Aside from christmas/hanukka/etc traditions (well you can include those too if you really want to)
To start it all off i'm going to do it with a 6006 word essay.


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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Axman » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:02 pm UTC

It's...82 degrees out. I scraped frost off my windshield this morning, but it's still 82 and clear right now.

Weird fucking Indian summer.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby mrcheesypants » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:19 pm UTC

In Valdosta GA it's been staying in the 70s and 80s. Funny thing is people are wearing hoodies and complaining about the cold.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Kineticka » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:21 pm UTC

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby thoughtfully » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:03 am UTC

zingmaster wrote:It's not winter until there's snow. And it's sad because it snowed back home in Minneapolis, but it's only gotten colder here in Madison.


We got dusted a few days back. I don't think it stayed on the ground more than an hour or two. I used to subscribe to the ISP "winternet" back when we were still the icebox of the country. Now, I just want to move to Canada.

I've noticed that a lot of good scifi / toonage is made in Canada these days. Stargate, ReBoot, Transformers: Beast Wars, War Planet/Shadow Raiders.

I had a calculus prof from Canada, his wife studies Black Holes, and now he works at Carnegie Mellon.

Oh! And Linus if from Finland, that's in Canada, isn't it?

I think it must be global warming.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Shabooty » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:26 am UTC

Darn Nebraska, doesn't know what season it wants to be.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby pi-3 orionis » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:33 am UTC

I live in Western Washington. We have one season: rain.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Will » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:43 am UTC

The high today was 70 degrees.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Delbin » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:19 am UTC

I'm in Colorado and I've only worn a jacket once... two months ago.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:35 am UTC

over the next few months I'm going to be lifting lots of boxes in heat possibly up to a high of 45 degrees, and having very little liquid water falling from the sky.

This of course fitting together differently than some (not all I hope) may expect as I'm in Australia, where we use celcius and are really not getting much rain. I'm not sure if it's a drought or actually just that a long wet period is finally ending, but either way, I don't think it'll snow.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Goose » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:07 pm UTC

pi-3 orionis wrote:I live in Western Washington. We have one season: rain.

Thats pretty much the same as in the UK. It's cold outside, but not quite cold enough to snow, so we just have very cold rain right now. It only tends to snow in January, the last time I remember we had a white Christmas was when I was about six years old. We had trouble opening the back door because it was wooden and the frost had stuck it to the frame, when we opened the door, snow had piled up about two foot high. Alas, last year the snow was only over two days and a few inches thick. It was enough however to make a snow lady on top of a hill. This winter I shall be drinking hot chocolate and wearing a lot of layers, I get cold very easily.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby zingmaster » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:32 pm UTC

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zingmaster wrote:It's not winter until there's snow. And it's sad because it snowed back home in Minneapolis, but it's only gotten colder here in Madison.


We got dusted a few days back. I don't think it stayed on the ground more than an hour or two. I used to subscribe to the ISP "winternet" back when we were still the icebox of the country. Now, I just want to move to Canada.

Hey, a dusting is better than nothing, ya know. I still haven't gotten anything. I just played Ultimate Frisbee today in the rain. Cold rain. No wind, luckily.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:34 pm UTC

It's wicked-ass cold here, but there's no snow. If it's going to be this cold, I DEMAND snow.

Also, yayy! I get to shovel a 90 foot long 15-degree-slope gravel driveway every day for four months again!

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby SevenSeize » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:31 pm UTC

It's still hot down here in Louisiana.

I only dream of snow.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Rippy » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:06 am UTC

I can't imagine a childhood without abundant snow. What did you do without snow forts, and snowball fights involving your elaborate forts? One year I remember a dozen of us had a war, we each claimed one side of the street and built up defenses, and then started hurling things at each other. The rules were like paintball: you get hit, you're out. Then we made it more interesting, saying you're also out if someone pushes you to the ground. So some people would use big toboggans as shields to approach without getting snowballed, and then start wrestling the other team. And then we had a hidden fort carved out of a large snow pile, with a tunnel leading in, the entrance disguised by a toboggan with snow piled on it.

Ok, seriously, I want to do that again, right now. Because it was like paintball, except 10x more awesome.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Numquam » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:57 am UTC

Still warm down here. Texas is too hot for a real winter and too hot for a nice summer.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby WraithXt1 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:59 am UTC

Winter hit here in Kyrgyzstan a good two weeks ago when we got our first foot of snow.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Will » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:17 am UTC

Rippy wrote:I can't imagine a childhood without abundant snow. What did you do without snow forts, and snowball fights involving your elaborate forts? One year I remember a dozen of us had a war, we each claimed one side of the street and built up defenses, and then started hurling things at each other. The rules were like paintball: you get hit, you're out. Then we made it more interesting, saying you're also out if someone pushes you to the ground. So some people would use big toboggans as shields to approach without getting snowballed, and then start wrestling the other team. And then we had a hidden fort carved out of a large snow pile, with a tunnel leading in, the entrance disguised by a toboggan with snow piled on it.

Ok, seriously, I want to do that again, right now. Because it was like paintball, except 10x more awesome.


I hate you. Growing up, we never once got enough snow to build a snow fort. Hell, I've actually had spans of YEARS without so much as a snowball fight.
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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby Savage Karate Attack » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:34 am UTC

Like Nosefoot, I too live in (well, around) Denton, Texas. It doesn't snow often, but when it does, the reaction borders on pathetic.

Schools and businesses close at the slightest bit of accumulation. When a snowflake hits a person's windshield, they panic and swerve into the median; traffic backs up for five miles because of all the rubbernecking. I like to look at the snow from my window when it happens, but I only get to see a fresh blanket of it for about 30 minutes before everyone has decided to go outside and throw irregularly-shaped snowballs full of grass and dirt at each other. If I dare to stay outside for more than five minutes, the risk of getting a handful of snow down the front of my shirt or the back of my pants quintuples.

Worst of all, whenever it snows, it makes the FRONT PAGE of the weekly podunk shit-rag newspaper. Inside, an entire section is devoted to the single inch of snow that fell while everyone was sleeping. The photographer goes around taking pictures, and there is a full page devoted to the snowmen people built from the snow on their lawns, on top of their cars, and in their gutters. These are not snowmen, per sé - more like aborted snow fetuses. They are not round, they have asymmetrical eyes, gaping maws of despair, and stick arms with anywhere from one to seven fingers (perhaps even a few errant leaves that did not fall during the one week of true autumn we get), and many are missing what would generally be considered a torso. People stand by their snow-disasters and strike a pose for their 15 milliseconds of fame. I utter a vague grunt and turn to the back of the paper to have a laugh at the police blotter.

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Re: Get your WINTER on!

Postby chaosspawn » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:58 pm UTC

Well the first snow of the season here (Boston-ish) was yesterday. Sadly I had no camera on me before it all melted. Oh well maybe next time. When I get home I'll see if I can't find pictures of the giant snowball I helped roll up a year or two ago.
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