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22 December 2011 @ 10:02 pm
Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter  
What do you love about the wintertime?

What do you love about the wintertime?

Some people talk about weather in terms of whether it's cold enough to need a sweater, a jacket, or a gigantic wool overcoat. Some will, in fact, assert that California "never gets cold enough" to justify the last item on the list.

I wait all year for it to get just cool enough to let me pull out my peacoat, and bundle up in layers.

I love winter clothing. It's cozy, it's comfortable, and it's a whole lot easer to approximate "dapper" (or at least "presentable") when you can mix and match a few layers of apparel and not have to strip down to a minimum of lightweight garments to stay comfortable. When it's cold, I can always put something more on; when it's hot, there's only so much you can take off before you have to pull out the flensing knives.

All my favorite clothes are warm clothes. I don't have any real "favorites" in summerwear; it's just a matter of "this will minimize my suffering".

avon_deer on December 23rd, 2011 08:19 am (UTC)
Love your curled up lizard icon.

I feel the same as you in Summer. It's just damage control for me in that season.
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on December 23rd, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
I found it on a search for "Ouroboros", when I was in an alchemical mood.
John "The Gneech" Robey: Jeeves Very Goodthe_gneech on December 23rd, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
You have so totally captured my thoughts on the matter that I'm just going to copy and paste your answer ... plus attribution. ;)

Your Obedient Serpent: GRINathelind on December 23rd, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
I truly must grin in glee, in no small measure because you manage "dapper" far better than I do.

(I have, this winter season, through great effort and careful planning, worked my way up to "vaguely professional".)
lyttlebyrdlyttlebyrd on December 23rd, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Since I'm a sweaters and skirts and tights sort of girl, I have to agree with you. I love my winter clothes.

But I prefer summer shoes - sandals make my feet happy :) The other drawback of winter clothing is it covers all my tattoos.

You should move up here to Portland. Then you could wear your cold-weather stuff more :)