Mar. 22nd, 2002 11:39 am
terracinque: (bridesmaid revisited)
[personal profile] terracinque
It was 28 degrees (Fahrenheit) when I left the house this morning. 28 degrees! In the same week that:

  • I got a sunburn on my scalp when I forgot to wear a hat
  • It reached 84 on Sunday
  • I turned off the heat in my house
  • The dusty, musty aroma of pollen from the Bradford pear trees became pervasive

Is this reversal Old Man Winter's last gasp? Something to remember him by until next November? I'd like to think so, but I also recall the Blizzard of '93 happened in March. Of course I was living in Honolulu that year, but I heard about it secondhand. I don't want that to happen again. I want winter to be over!

My years in Hawaii made me less tolerant of winter than I already was. I think most people take a Calvinist view of the cold seasons: they believe it's a price we have to pay for spring and summer. A balancing of the equation.

But in Hawaii that equation doesn't apply. The coldest month is December, where at night it can get as low as 55 degrees.

So I know the awful secret: winter isn't necessary! And I resent it bitterly.

Date: 2002-03-22 11:38 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Not to mention that while it technically could get as low as 55 degrees, it'd still be a freakish anomaly which folks would be talking about for years.

This winter, I think the coldest it got was about 65, at night. Folks were in parkas, of course.

Date: 2002-03-22 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have you ever had to ride a bike from Kalihi to Pearl Harbor in December when it's still dark outside? I've no doubt the wind chill is reliably below 60 degrees every year.

Date: 2002-03-22 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oh. Well. Wind chill ... I don't think that counts.

I've ridden a bike from Ewa Beach to Kapolei in the dark, but I don't think that counts either. So, are we even?

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