Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dear sky, please stop snowing. From Kyra.

It is officially December, aka, "offically" winter. If by official, you mean, in my head.

All throughout October and most of November, it had been unseasonably warm. I remember right before the halloween parade, walking to get lunch with my coworkers. It was around 80 degrees outside, and I had to ask.

"Is this normal, or is this global warming?"
"Global warming"
"Definitely global warming"
"yep" said the third, wiping sweat out of his eyes.

But now the tide has turned. It got cooler and cooler in November, and the air became clean and crisp (for New York, which means you can't acutally *smell* the garbage, as it is being refrigerated). To take advantage of the nice weather, I plucked up my courage, steeled my stomach, challenged the system and used my New York drivers license for the first time.
"Wow!" you should be saying. "I've seen movies about NYC and the crazy taxi drivers! Kyra, you are a brave brave girl!"

Yep. This brave soul took one look at the swerving cars and crazy bikers and pedestrians, and took the first train to New Jersey and rented from there.

Our vague plan was to drive around, look at some farms and stuff, and then go horseback riding. But as fate would have it, it was December 1st (which apparently the tri-state area weather system also sees as "officially" winter), and it started snowing.
"We can still go horseback riding!" I said with the crazed tone of someone who drew about 70 horses per day when she was little *and* owned a full set of my little ponies. Takeshi looked at me with an appropriate mix of disbelief and accusation. "It's below freezing!"
Me:"It'll be..romantic?"

That's when the snow turned to freezing rain, and even I gave up. Cars were spinning out and the roads were icing up. So we did the logical thing: going to an outlet mall and spent our remaining time purchasing sweaters and down jackets.

Thankfully it's gotten warmer, but it's already snowed 3 out of 7 days last week. I am not looking forward to January...did I mention it's supposed to get to negative 15 degrees? Farenheit?!

More whining next blog! ;)


Blogger wunda said...

See, that is what you get for going horsebackriding without me! Didn't we have some kind of agreement we'd go together?? :P

3:52 AM  
Blogger Kyra said...

haha :) So that's why it snowed!
Ok, as soon as the weather gets better, we'll go together ^_^

7:37 AM  
Blogger Catherine Weaver said...

Didn't it snow in Tokyo?

6:33 PM  
Blogger Kyra said...

just once. out of two years. and that was in february.

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Takeshi looked at me with an appropriate mix of disbelief and accusation."

That was the proper response.


6:57 PM  
Anonymous Ako said...

Hey Kyra! How are you doing?It's me, Ako. Is it that cold in NY?In tokyo not much cold.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Kyra said...

Hi Ako! We're doing great :) how are you? ... yeah, Tokyo is cold but not as bad as new york. brr. The snow gets dirty in the city!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Ako said...

So it's snowing in NY? how are you doing?Are you two quite busy recently?

5:25 AM  

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