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Am I an oddball for not wanting the snow to melt?

Asked by jonsblond (37898 points ) February 7th, 2011

A thaw is coming to the Midwest soon and the weather forecasters are telling everyone to do the happy dance.

Why do I feel like I’m the only person not wanting to dance? It’s going to be a muddy mess having 2 feet of snow melt. I’d rather look at the beauty of the snow and play in it.

I am looking forward to spring, but I like to enjoy each season. Winter isn’t over yet. Am I an oddball to feel this way? :/

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WestRiverrat's avatar

I have more fun when there is at least a foot of snow on the ground than any other time of the year. It makes hunting and trapping so much easier than when the ground is brown.

Besides when it is cold out, I can walk on water.

john65pennington's avatar

I know you love the snow and hate the mud situation, but all good things must come to an end. We have a foot of snow forecast for my city in two days. I, like you, love the snow, but we have had over our share of snow this winter. I am waiting for the first flower to bloom to tell me that spring has finally arrived. Do not worry, it will all happen again next year.

WasCy's avatar

That’s reason #42 (of a long, long list) of why you’re an oddball, @jonsblond.

jonsblond's avatar

I knew I’d draw out my fellow snow lovers. :)

@john65pennington You must admit there are few weather forecasters that speak positively of snow. I heard them bitching about it in November. I do look forward to gardening this year though. :)

@WasCy Please tell me #41.

WestRiverrat's avatar

The farmers here like snow because it means they have to apply less nitrogen and other fertilizers to their fields.

jonsblond's avatar

I didn’t know this @WestRiverrat. I’m glad I asked. Learned something new today. :)

WasCy's avatar

@jonsblond

#41. blondsjon

jonsblond's avatar

@WasCy Awww, my favorite oddity. Should be #1, just sayin’.

WasCy's avatar

#1. blondsjon
#2. blondsjon
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#40. blondsjon
#41. blondsjon
#42. snow fetish

I’m just sayin’, too.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I’m with you. I’m not ready for winter to be over, yet.

Cruiser's avatar

No JB, you are not alone, I feel the blizzard just got the snow party started!

cookieman's avatar

I agree. But seeing as it just snowed here last night (after two snow-melting days above 40) – s’all good.

I love that it makes your regular old neighborhood feel new and magical. Plus it got my wife out making snow angels. So really, what can beat that.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

You’re not the only one..
I like going for walks in the winter because it is so beautiful and I can be completely alone with my thoughts.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Normally, I’d say no. This winter, I’d say are you frigging insane, with a smile. I haven’t seen the ground since the end of November, shovel a path through three feet of snow each morning, and the pile of snow where my driveway used to end is 8 feet tall and wider than the end of my house.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

It’s not a bad workout each morning. I’d just like it to be optional.:)

Garebo's avatar

Yes, and No, I personally hate it, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And since your place, won the Superbowl, you must think “Time Must Have A Stop”’ and continue to relish the moment-you and Huxley.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I suppose it depends on how long and cold winters are where you live!

jonsblond's avatar

testing blank answer trick. Phew! still works. Oddball enough for ya? =)

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