My first two winters (first and second) all I did was bitch about it, so before it gets any colder, I would like to tell you some wonderful things about winter that I like. I know I'll probably regret writing this and curse the day I did, but might as well get on with it now while I still have positive thoughts about winter ...or more like whatever positive thoughts that remain from the last two winters.
Just to be clear, I won't talk about the "romantic" things people usually think of about winter ...why? It's given, duh! ...and let's just say those things don't apply at the moment ... *le sigh*
|Laundry being dried!|
*note: the word "ondol" is actually for non-electric heaters from back in the day before even gas, I just like using that word haha.
|Rockin' my winter ear muff-ins ...big as my face!|
2) Of course I have to talk about winter clothes. Like I've said, in SD we don't have winters like this so we don't spend too much on knit tops and stuff. I actually enjoy shopping for winter clothes because it's still so new to me. Unfortunately though, I have yet to find "my style." I've already done this with summer clothes; I know what I like, so I know what to buy. But I still can't do "cute" winter outfits. I feel I just buy whatever is on sale or looks OK, but I still feel my outfits are monotone and boring ...gotta keep shopping I guess.
|cheese/sausage thing that works on touch screens|
**Update: Apparently these smart gloves are not news to my winterless San Diegans; my sister told me she's seen them before in SD. Well, they are still new to me, and I love them!
4) Snow, snow, SNOW! It's still so pretty and mesmerizing to see the city covered in snow ...oh I'm such a Cali girl. I can't wait to take walks when it's snowing and the city is all covered in white.
And with all that snow of course we gotta do all those winter sports. Last winter I think I went snowboarding 3 times haha. It's so cheap too!!! ...suck it Big Bear slopes and your expensive lift tickets!
5) Lastly, which should be my favorite, is that for some reason even if I pig out every single day, my weight stays the same, or I might even lose weight. My first winter I lost some weight, not much but enough to notice. My second winter I stayed the same while I was pigging out on food ...I was a bit sad because vacation was boring and long haha. Again, I don't know about the science behind it, but last year my Korean coworker said "oh yeah, your body is using up more energy to keep you warm" ... sounds like a legit explanation to me xD ...let's see what happens this winter.
I know that's only a total of 5 things, but coming from a person who doesn't really do winter, that's already a lot.
What do YOU like about winter?