Blessing in disguise

If you know me or have been reading my posts long enough, you know I'm not a fan of the winter. I'm literally freezing at any temperature below 74 degrees, get to 30 degrees and you can just go ahead and label me brain dead. But that was NYC winter. See, DC winter is a lot different.
In NYC there has to be at least 1 1/2 ft of snow for there to be a designated snow day. Unlike DC, NYC knows what a snow plough is, and that it's used to move snow so that people can go on their merry way and carry on with their lives. In DC, it only takes ONE INCH of snow (no joke) before all hell breaks loose. I'm talking about fallen electrical lines, no electricity, no heat, no hot water, fallen trees, motor vehicle accidents, traffic for days and... school delay <--There is a God
For God knows that sometimes we need that extra 2 hrs either to catch up on some sleep or to catch up on studies that the previous day did not humanly allow. I've actually come to kind of sort of like the winter now, except the whole freezing, below 30 degree, long johns, coat, scarf, glove wearing part. Just send on the sleet and snow and we have ourselves a deal. Seriously, as the Gods will have it, they know that sometimes we need that break because of our grueling daily schedule from 8:00am on most days to 5:00pm. At the end of the day, most, if not all of us are toast. It is very difficult to open up a text book or power-point slide right away after spending approximately 8 hours in the classroom on a daily basis. So, when the opportunity arises for a 'mini snow-break,' it's welcomed with opened arms. It serves as an opportunity to rejuvenate. Strangely, but true, a school delay on a snow day makes a big difference between an 8 hour grueling day and a 6 hour day. I prefer the 6 hour days (of course), at the end of it I feel more energized and motivated to work.

Now, how do I get all this snow/ice off my car?... Ugh! I hate snow  >:-[


Natasha said...

So true! Why with i inch of snow the power is out for like three days? Thats tough. Although I do not have a problem with the snow so much, but the winter cold has changed my mood at times. I look forward to those extra hours or days of canceled school!

Queen_Raiden said...

1 inch? I know you're not joking but I still gotta say you gotta be kidding me? Maybe it's because I'm in Canada and we're used to getting a lot of snow.

The university I attend does close if the weather is really bad but not for the whole day. It's either closed for the morning and opens in the afternoon or open in the morning and closes in the afternoon but rarely a whole day.

Dr. Patrice Smith said...

Queen, not necessarily the whole day but at least a 2hr delay.
Natasha, Yes i appreciate the break too :)

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