[Imaginary] Snow Activities

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 10.39.34 AMI wasn’t going to write this post, but since I have the time now…
It’s currently 26 degrees outside and by the time I post this, it might be 40! As I listen to This American Life’s “Day at the Beach” podcast, I’m dreaming of beaches, 75-degree-weather, and the sun. In reality, it’s overcast, frigid, and sad.

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Five Things I Do During Winter Weather Delays/Cancellations:

  1. Make a proper breakfast. I finally get time to cook bacon, dip my toast in the runny yolk, drink coffee- all while sitting down with no class to rush me. Breakfast is the most important meal, and also my favorite meal.
  2. Run Town Lake. All of my posts have to mention running. Somehow though, I always have to run on the worst weather days. I ran the day it was slushy and I almost slipped a couple of times going across the bridges. ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, there were 0 people there. Is that really the bright side? Running alongside people can be encouraging, but it’s nice having the trail to yourself too. Just don’t run across slush, it can be a slippery slope (pun intended).
  3. Brew my second cup of coffee. Because I can. Living my life on the wild side, whoo.
  4. Drink. This is a popular pastime in Austin… but anywhere really. It’s funny to see places tweet about their drink specials, encouraging us to come to their establishment when some of us can barely get out the door. On that note, I don’t think that stops some of us from drinking. I applaud anyone making that commitment.
  5. Be productive. Do homework, read that book for school, format my resume. While all of these things sound absolutely riveting, I’m probably on YouTube watching live music sessions or brewing my third cup of coffee.

In the end, I could always do one thing: sleep. Sleep is important I heard. But real talk, Texas needs to stop messing around with the weather delays because I’m starting to get used to 3-day school weeks. My mentality to get anything done goes out the door while my physical body stays under the covers. I just wrote a blog post instead of reading a school book. Granted, if you’ve gotten to this point of my blog post, you’ve read my blog post instead of doing whatever you’re supposed to be doing. Congrats, I love you because that clearly means you love me.

Now get back to… things…the things you do. And can you tell the sun to come back? I miss it.

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