What do you like to do during the winter??

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    Nov 08, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    ....if you need something to do I invite you to sunny ARIZONA.

    Now, is a perfect time to enjoy our great state. You can get out and go for a long walk, do some hiking and even catch a nice tan. We even have some world class ski resorts and other spa's were the sun shines....most of the time......

    Hope you will try us out.

    Johnny aka sunKissed
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Nov 08, 2008 7:16 AM GMT
    I like to wait until it snows and the roads get icy. Then go out and drive crazy and scare the shit out of the other drivers on the road! Well, not really THAT crazy, I keep it safe and I can't afford to total my car or even worse injur someone else... but there's nothing like pulling the E-brake in the middle of the road when theres no other cars around you and seeing how many full rotations you can do! (6 is my best)
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    Nov 08, 2008 7:18 AM GMT
    i like to fornicate
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    Nov 08, 2008 8:08 AM GMT
    Gonna be learning how to snowboard this year. Can't wait, but I do predict an unfortunate meeting with a tree in my future hehe.

    Snowball wars, sliding(never get to old for it), sitting in front of the biggest window watching the snow fall while drinking hot chocolate.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 08, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    I enjoy the cold, winter weather. I go for runs during the winter months. Yes the snow, ice, and potholes in streets can be a challenge but winter running can be fun. Plus the eye candy, all the male runners in their tights you can't beat that. I tend to run faster in cold weather than in hot weather. So you are trying to entice me to come to Arizona, no thank you. I love my change of seasons, I don't need summer like warmth year round.
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    Nov 08, 2008 4:20 PM GMT
    I run in the rain and snow, though not ice after I fell on the ice last winter and landed on someone's recycling bin, the corner of which decided to slice open my kneecap.

    Otherwise I huddle with friends at Starbucks, lol.
  • motivated

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    Nov 08, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
    During the winter I like to pray for summer's return!

    Ironically enough I have always lived where the four seasons exist with winter of course being the longest. I would be able to handle it a little better if I could at least be in the mountains where I could make it a little more enjoyable.

    I am looking forward to eventually living in a warmer climate and then vacationing to the cold for ski trips, hunting, etc.

    We are supposed to get more snow here tomorrow...it is not going to be a good day!
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    Nov 08, 2008 4:31 PM GMT
    Fight the urge to hibernate like a bear and think about spring.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 08, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    Come on guys, winter reather is not all that bad. It is like everything else in life, it is what you make of it. I will gladly take a winter snowstorm or a hurricane or a tornado anyday.
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    Nov 08, 2008 4:47 PM GMT
    Sorry for my typing errors, I mean that I will take a winter snowstorm over a hurricane or tornado anyday. I was too fast with the keys obviously.
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    Nov 08, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    I love the winter. I only truly come alive with the leaves change, the temperatures drop below 50, that brisk breeze sends chills and goosebumps everywhere!
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    Nov 08, 2008 5:01 PM GMT
    roadbikerobCome on guys, winter reather is not all that bad.


    And this coming from a Buffalonian. I went to Buff State. I can remember pushing through chest-high snowdrifts at ungodly hours of the night to get a twelve pack of beer that 3 or 4 of us would have chipped in for. Couldn't/wouldn't do that now, but, you sure got my admiration, rbr.
  • ilprincipe

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    Nov 08, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    5 AM on a January morning... first one out on a snowy morning making tracks in a fresh 3 inches of snow... tasting big fluffy snowflakes as you breathe hard... what could be better...

    maybe a fast walk to the swimming pool, a good hard mile or so, a long warm shower, checking out all the hot guys rinsing off the chlorine... then, all warmed up, stepping back out into the cold fresh air...

    snowshoeing up at the pass 45 minutes away, trekking through a winter wonderland with 5-6 feet of snow covering everything but the trees and big boulders...

    rainy winter sunday afternoons... in the summer it's too nice to give up a sunny day for a movie theater... can't wait for those winter weekend afternoons to let myself get carried away in the fantasy world of cinema...

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    Nov 08, 2008 5:11 PM GMT
    Fall is the time for little forestry projects around here: cutting out dead trees and converting them to fire wood, etc. When winter sets in, it's time for pruning fruit trees. I end up wrangling trees instead of doing gym workouts, most days.

    But when the storms roll in, it's nice to spend the whole day inside with a hot fire in the wood stove and a good book.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 08, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    KU BASKETBALL!!!!

    KU ranks, but lots of other stuff going. I do take a break from my yard and yardwork for about 2 months and try to do some indoor projects. I'm looking forward to that.

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 08, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    Azstreaker said....if you need something to do I invite you to sunny ARIZONA.

    Now, is a perfect time to enjoy our great state. You can get out and go for a long walk, do some hiking and even catch a nice tan




    Well my RJ friend Jockbod48 is encouraging me to visit. It might really be fun.
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    Nov 08, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    Arizona is beautiful. Spent summer of 2006 doing archaeology there.

    But I can't. In the winter I spend lots of time going to movies, plays, musicals, art shows, and museums. Nice way to do something fun indoors.
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    Nov 08, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    1.) hot spiced wine chilling with friends
    2.) running through a snowed in forest
    3.) roasted chestnuts
    4.) hoping for a real winter and not a slobber sludge ground version
    5.) playing with the dogs in the snow until they look like yetis
    6.) hot wine punch icon_smile.gif hmm I am beginning to see a pattern here..
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    Nov 09, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    Hot chocolate
    The smell of woodsmoke
    Crisp, clean breezes
    baking cookies
    fresh cut pine branches
    fallen leaves
    cashmere sweaters and scarves
    New leather jackets
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    Nov 09, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    snowboarding and cuddling. does it get any better?
  • treader

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    Nov 09, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    kwboulder saidsnowboarding and cuddling. does it get any better?


    Completely agree!! icon_biggrin.gif

    I enjoy winter here in New England just like any other season. It goes by so quickly. Enjoy winter runs where it seems like you're the only one out there. It's so quiet. Boarding down all of the different slopes here in New England. Bundling up in sweaters. Winter makes you appreciate Spring. No, I'm not crazy about sub-zero wind chills but with global warming on the horizon, winter might be a thing of the past.

    Sorry I'll pass on Sunny Arizona.
  • DiverScience

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    Nov 09, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    I like cold and snow and skiing. So, given this will likely be my last winter up here for a while, I'm going to enjoy it.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Nov 09, 2008 7:28 PM GMT
    I like the winter. I'm very excited that it's finally begun to snow here. It's true that I don't spend as much time outside in the winter as I do in the rest of the year, but there's something magical about the freak days of crystal clear blue skies after a recent snowfall. Snow's a lot more fun to drive in than rain, for example, as it doesn't impede visibility as much (and, if you're feeling particularly dorky, you can imagine you're traveling faster than the speed of light, as the snowflakes merge into stars), and a nice walk though a local park feel much more natural because there are so many fewer people out there with you. Christmas lights poking up through the snow are great, and every year I make sure to build a snowman or two. There's nothing like a snowball fight to make you feel like a kid again. Favorite indoor activities, like playing board games with my friends or curling up with a good book, feel better because you don't feel like you're missing out by being inside.

    And, of course, one of my favorite winter activities is laughing at the people who can't handle it. Despite spending 7 years in CA, I lived in Buffalo (well, the suburbs thereof) until I was 18. These people in the lower peninsula of MI have no idea what real winter can be.
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    Nov 09, 2008 7:33 PM GMT
    I love to cook rich, delicious food like stews, chili, and casseroles, because after I'm done traipsing around in the snow, they taste so much better.

    I like reading during the winter, but I think that is more to do with the fact that on my Christmas vacation, I don't feel guilty reading for pleasure when I could be reading for my classes.

    And skiing is always fun.
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    Nov 09, 2008 7:34 PM GMT
    I'm always focused on seeing (or playing in) as many Stanford water polo games as possible - and the NCAA championships are December 6 and 7 this year. After that - I have fun skiing as many weekends as possible - mainly in Colorado, Utah, and California. Around home - I play some golf, tennis, swim laps, hike Camelback Mtn. and ride my bike - run my dogs for fun. In Arizona you can do tons of stuff outside - it is much like summer all during our winters.