Archive for November, 2010

I Can’t Imagine…

November 23, 2010

As I sit here typing, I look outside and see the blue sky void of clouds. Highs are supposedly going to be in high 70s / low 80s.  If not for the cool morning air, this day is a replica of one in summer.  It almost doesn’t seem fair, that as we enjoy perfect weather, the Pacific Northwest is being ravaged by a massive blizzard.

It would have been cool to have snow days.  Sometimes school gets cancelled here, but it’s relatively rare.  Remember that time school was cancelled because of the tsunami that never arrived, or the high wind that never materialized as strong as predicted?

It would be cool to wear Uggs all the time.  It would be cool to go snowboarding all the time.  It would be cool to live in an area where your Christmas trees grow in your yard, and you don’t need to use a can of fake snow on it.

It would be cool…but it would also get old really fast.  After a week in snow country, I am ready to come back to Hawai’i.  As fun as snowboarding is, as fun as wearing Uggs is, it really is no fun to be in white-out conditions, or have to pile on the layers before going outside.

I can’t imagine what it would be like to live in a place where winter is really winter and never be able to leave after 1 week.  I can’t imagine not being able to go to the beach in December.  I can’t imagine wearing Uggs all the time.  I can’t imagine a white Christmas.

I simply can’t imagine not living in Hawai’i.