Saturday, November 17, 2012
______Gosh, the temperature sure shifted gears all of a sudden. So much cool air. So little warmth. I just love it. I just love this refreshingly cold weather.
______Well, kind of. I like it for being able to wear sweaters, for being able to layer and make a wider range of lovely ensembles, for being able to walk to class without mutating into a super sweat blob, and for being able to freely drink copious amounts of green tea without overheating.
______However, when I have to ride my bike around in it, which is something I do every morning, I don't much like it. I'm not one to work out indoors unless:
______a) there is dangerous weather, such as a tornado or raging ice storm of doom
______b) there are dragons (specifically, the fire-breathing kind)
______c) there's a feisty Pokemon battle taking place (those Pokemon battles can sure stir up some nasty weather, don'tcha know)
______And mornings are usually the worst in terms of temperatures--the cold winds of midnight still linger, the sun is barely up, and even if it is up, it's prone to hide behind those grey skies that don't let the sun's rays travel as far as they do in summer. I mean, I guess the fact that in autumn the sun is farther away from the earth kind of has something to do with it not being as warm, but hey. Still.
______Bike rides are so much more difficult in the winter--getting up from a snuggly bed layered with blankets is already a task in itself, but then I have to wrap myself up like a hotdog with many toppings and face the brutality of the outdoors for an hour. It's really no fun when the air lashes against your face like an icy whip--you never know when it will hit, but it does, it always does. Alas, I shouldn't be complaining so early in the season, because I know it will only get colder. Much colder.
______Here's to a few months of me sucking it up and riding my bike in the soon to be ultra-dastardly cold air. And to dragons.
Red military jacket: JCPenny
Dress, socks: Forever 21
Studded bracelet: Charlotte Russe
Dog: Internet (no seriously we ordered him from the Internet)