HOW MANY OF YOU LIKE THE SEASONS?

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    Sep 15, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    I live for summer and heat and tans and swimming pools. I grew up in SoCal on the beach but have been back in Canada for 40 years. I finally moved to the hot spot where the summers are commonly in the 90s and 100s, and live on a 60 mile lake. Now fall is here and then w----r, ugh. Although it is still pretty mild during the winter, we have a climate much like Tahoe, with lots of snow and a world class ski hill.

    I would love to live back in SoCal or Florida, cause to me the only season is SUMMER.......

    What about you guys, do you like or dislike the seasons and why????keithicon_cool.gif
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    Sep 15, 2010 5:05 PM GMT
    vetteset saidI would love to live back in SoCal or Florida, cause to me the only season is SUMMER.......
    After this past winter, I found out that even South Florida has a winter sometimes. But I have that problem solved this coming winter...already booked a ticket to the south Caribbean.

    As you can tell, my favorite season is summer. Any other season sucks ass.
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    Sep 15, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    I like being warm year-round in Florida. However, I am a child of New England, and I still love the seasonal changes, at least a taste of them.

    And so we go to Massachusetts and New Hampshire next week, maybe see a bit of the Fall colors. And enjoy Cape Cod & P-town while the weather is still nice, but the tourists gone. In December we may return for a snowy New England Christmas, because Christmas down here with palm trees and shorts doesn't seem right to me.
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    Sep 15, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said... Christmas down here with palm trees and shorts doesn't seem right to me.
    I have a yearly ritual of laying out on the beach on Christmas day, calling my family back in Arkansas, and asking them "how's the weather?"

    Two years in a row they told me they were huddled in front of the fireplace because an ice storm had knocked down power lines. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 15, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidTwo years in a row they told me they were huddled in front of the fireplace because an ice storm had knocked down power lines. icon_lol.gif

    I had a winter in Arkansas when we had heavy snow and an ice storm, I think it was 1990-91. We even had thunder-snow, which was new to me. Crashes of thunder while a blizzard was falling.

    As for power failures, in North Dakota, where air temps can plummet to -30 F, with the wind chill off the charts, I always had a kerosene heater. In a power failure I would not freeze, nor would my water pipes, with the faucets kept running until the power was restored.
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    Sep 15, 2010 5:32 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes saidTwo years in a row they told me they were huddled in front of the fireplace because an ice storm had knocked down power lines. icon_lol.gif

    I had a winter in Arkansas when we had heavy snow and an ice storm, I think it was 1990-91. We even had thunder-snow, which was new to me. Crashes of thunder while a blizzard was falling.
    Yep. That's the year we had a t-storm come through during freezing temps. As far as I'm aware, that was the worst ice storm in Arkansas' history. Our electricity was off for more than three weeks.
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    Sep 15, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes saidTwo years in a row they told me they were huddled in front of the fireplace because an ice storm had knocked down power lines. icon_lol.gif

    I had a winter in Arkansas when we had heavy snow and an ice storm, I think it was 1990-91. We even had thunder-snow, which was new to me. Crashes of thunder while a blizzard was falling.
    Yep. That's the year we had a t-storm come through during freezing temps. As far as I'm aware, that was the worst ice storm in Arkansas' history. Our electricity was off for more than three weeks.

    Fortunately we didn't lose power in Jacksonville, where I was renting a civilian house north of Little Rock, while I waited for Field Grade Officers' housing quarters to become available on the Little Rock USAFB.
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    Sep 15, 2010 5:42 PM GMT
    i hate cold weather so...

    in the part of Romania where i live summer is very hot and winter very very cold and full of snow.

    Florida in the summer and Wisconsin in winter icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 15, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    BuckYou saidFlorida in the summer and Wisconsin in winter icon_sad.gif

    I think you may have it reversed. You do Florida in the Northern Hemisphere during Winter, and Wisconsin during Summer.

    Florida in the Summer is brutally hot & humid, while Wisconsin in the Winter is brutally cold and snowy. Now if you like Winter sports, Wisconsin could appeal to you. But Florida in the Summer is just draining.
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    Sep 15, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    I am allllllll about fall/winter, fall being my favorite of the too. Back home when you walk through any of the neighborhoods around when everyone is eating dinner in the fall you can smell all the awesome stuff everyone is making.

    That and I really like sweater vests., hoodies, and jeans.
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    Sep 15, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    I've learned to appreciate all seasons for what they are, that's part of what maturing is all about. When I was a kid I thought I only liked summer, but I think that was because of what I heard from others. Later on I realized that I really did like all the seasons. I virtually never had air conditioning so I was used to hot humid summers- but one gets used to that. Winters make for better sleeping conditions, and the nostalgic sound of hissing and banging steam radiators provides great comfort and security. Life is too short to dis three of the four seasons. They all have their allure- whether it be spring renewal with summer in sight; or the changing leaves with the smells of upcoming holiday seasons.
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    Sep 15, 2010 6:25 PM GMT
    Sure I like the seasons.... but I'd like winter to be about a month and summer to be a little longer, however we will have great warm weather into October, so still enjoying it. Never like it that pools close with Labor Day. What I would have done for a pool last weekend! icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 15, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    I love love love the summer and beaches and just being outside

    I hate winter cause i cant wear speedos or jockstraps jaja
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    Sep 15, 2010 6:34 PM GMT
    Down in the Big Easy, our summers are sweltering and brutal. Humidity that increase the heat index to triple digits. I just melt the minute I step outside and prefer to be indoors all summer.

    Winter, on the other hand, though short is awesome. The air is crisp and sharp! Nothing like cold shocks against exposed flesh that make me feel more energetic and alive! And when getting inside a home or car, that's when I do appreciate the warmth...unlike summer.
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    Sep 15, 2010 6:37 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    BuckYou saidFlorida in the summer and Wisconsin in winter icon_sad.gif

    I think you may have it reversed. You do Florida in the Northern Hemisphere during Winter, and Wisconsin during Summer.

    Florida in the Summer is brutally hot & humid, while Wisconsin in the Winter is brutally cold and snowy. Now if you like Winter sports, Wisconsin could appeal to you. But Florida in the Summer is just draining.


    nonono...i was saying how it is here. it's like florida in the summer and wisconsin in the winter icon_smile.gif

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  • Timbales

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    Sep 15, 2010 6:41 PM GMT
    I like having the four seasons. I hate it when there is no snow at Christmas. Not seeing the leaves change in fall and the new growth of spring would be depressing.
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    Sep 15, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
    I fucking love Fall. Best goddamn season.
    And Spring. Not too hot, never any noticeable humidity. Gaaaah. And everything changes. So beautiful, even when the tree's are desolate.
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    Sep 15, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    don't get me wrong, I love snow, but only if it's flocked on a christmas tree. When i was younger and stationed in the Yukon, i actually survived temps that hit -75F. So cold the only recorders were from the Federal airstrips. Tires froze flat and piss darn near froze before it hit the ground....no shit....so i've done my 'winter'...fuck it..keithicon_cool.gif
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    Sep 15, 2010 9:06 PM GMT
    I could never live anywhere where there was not a change of seasons.I mean I might be able to spend some months in Hawaii or Florida each year (I am open to invites lol) but I love the Fall and Winter.They are special times of the year!
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    Sep 15, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    I just moved from San Francisco to Upstate New York. There is effectively no weather in SF; sun, fog, etc. The only time I've seen snow in the past five years was in Tahoe & while in the northern California mountains. Now in Upstate Ny, I am enjoying the Autumn, leaves changing, chill night air, etc, but can already see the novelty growing thin..
    My favorite season is Spring... I imagine I'll be counting the daysicon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 15, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    I love the seasons here...especially our warms days, crisp nights....changing leaves, football season, fresh apples, etc...and my kids are back in school. (Love 'em, but it's nice when school starts..lol)
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    Sep 15, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco said... Christmas down here with palm trees and shorts doesn't seem right to me.
    I have a yearly ritual of laying out on the beach on Christmas day, calling my family back in Arkansas, and asking them "how's the weather?"

    Two years in a row they told me they were huddled in front of the fireplace because an ice storm had knocked down power lines. icon_lol.gif


    I left for London in Sep 2005, didn't go back home to So Cal for a visit til Christmas 2006. When I got back to London, it was fun to tell colleagues and classmates, 'Christmas Day in Riverside CA was sunny and 80 degrees Fahrenheit' and watch their expressions. icon_razz.gif

    I actually do miss 'seasons'...although in London it can be a bit fluid and unpredictable. Winter is usually just plain cold and wet. The little bit of snow I experienced wasn't in Dec or Jan, but could occur anytime between Feb and Apr, maybe once or twice before spring; and it was usually one day's worth before it melted away. The exception was the snowstorm in early Feb 2009 that shut the city down for a whole day...no snowplows, therefore no buses and no Tube.

    And even if London isn't great for 'fall color', as spring approaches it's still fun to watch the crocuses bloom, then the daffodils, and then gradually everything else. Summer in the UK can be everything from overcast and cloudy (even light rain showers) to so hot that in summer 2006 Hyde Park turned brown.
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    Sep 15, 2010 9:31 PM GMT
    I like winter and summer. Not a fan of the times between where we get the warm days and cool nights.

    Looking forward to snow and some snowmobile action!
  • Akula

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    Sep 15, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    I LOVE the fall always reminds me of when I was in college. The warm days and cold nights are awsome and best of all my husband feels the same way. Neighter of us is a hot weather person ( and he's from Guam!)so no worries of us moving south and taking anyones job. We also like going to the coast in the winter just something about the gray weather and the ocean that is just so mesmerizing.
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    Sep 15, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    uuuh I detest seasons.... each and every one of them icon_evil.gif

    but not as much as I detest WEATHER... I don't want it anywhere near me, but the tricky SOB is just so hard to get rid of....right now it's lurking just outside my window, I feel like I'm being watched AAAARGH get it off me !!!

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