Because I am an odd person who doesn’t watch the news, I check my weather and anything else TV related online. While doing that today, weather.com kindly told me there were some statistics on the snowiest city in the country. Of course, I had to click it.
I got the answer I had been sure I would. My dear Oklahoma doesn’t have any cities that make it onto the list. Instead, the list contained Chicago, and other places up north. At least some state is having a winter of some kind…
Okie land has some crazy weather. We get some part of every natural disaster I can think of except for Typhoons. We get blizzards that have more ice than snow, ice storms, earthquakes, the tail ends of hurricanes, and tornados. Many, many tornados. After all, we are Tornado Alley.
Crazy weather or not, the past two winters have been completely irritating. If I can go outside without a jacket in January, I’m not so happy. The past few summers have also been awful. 125 degrees? NO. Just… no. When people are dying because their innards get too hot, it’s just plain too hot.
I like the cold. Not just my Okie version of cold, I like decent colds. Like Minnesota’s. Even though it’s been a while since I’ve been up there for hunting season. I love the tornados I experience every year and the quaint atmosphere OKC has, but I would move someplace colder in a heart beat.
Because what winter we get here is almost over, I’m beginning to get nervous again. Walmart is already selling swimwear and the air conditioning is frequently used in my car.
I don’t think I could survive another record breaking, drought bringing, freakishly hot summer. Regardless, I’m stuck here for a while longer.
Whatever summer we are destined to get, it will be here soon.