Sunday, January 5, 2014

Snowed In

Ugh, I am SO OVER winter. The snow, the freezing temperatures, the insane heating bills, the ten layers of clothes just to get to my car...someone remind me, why didn't I pick a school in the tropics?


The sky is currently dumping snow on College City and I'm debating whether to venture out. I called my gym earlier and discovered that it is indeed open, which is kind of incredible considering the roads around here are NOT drivable (I live within walking distance). So I'm now debating whether to suit up and trek over there, because the thought of spending the whole day cooped up in here is not exactly appealing. Gosh, I miss the days of throwing on a t-shirt and shorts and sneakers and bounding out the front door. I suppose snow stopped being fun when I discovered that (1) the furnace-like body temps of childhood do not last into adulthood, and (2) universities don't do snow days. Additionally I now live alone in a 500-square-foot apartment, so getting snowed in a more claustrophobic than cozy.

Okay, I'm done whining. It's actually not a terrible day to hunker down because I've got lots of work from my advisor. Basically he got this new software that can run all sorts of new models on his data, but he has no idea how to use we discovered a how-to textbook online that I am supposed to work my way through and write up a data analysis plan for him. Have I mentioned that I am NOT a particularly tech-savvy person? So, this should be interesting.


Other stuff going on—I went back to work at the end of last week, which was kind of nice change to all the alone-time I'd been having since getting back to College City. For some reason the first couple of days back, I was feeling really isolated and bored and kind of sad. I guess after all the family time of the holidays, it was just a big adjustment to come back to my empty apartment. Plus almost everyone I know here was still out of town, so I didn't have a lot to do. Getting back to work and starting up a routine again has been helpful, although of course now that's all put on hold by this damn weather.

Whoops, slipped back into whining again. Funny how easily that happens....okay, I gotta get out of here. Going to bundle up and brave the winter weather. The gym is only about a half mile away—I think I can handle it. Peace, everyone.


  1. Enjoy the gym!

    Looks like you guys got a ton of snow - we've only had a few inches here, which has made driving a bit sketch, but results in lovely walks in the snow. What can I say? I'm southern, so the snow is still a bit of novelty. :)

    Glad I'm not the only one who is ready to get back into a normal routine (and for people to return to the city! Stupid college towns!).

    Happy new year!


    1. Thanks Jess. Yup, we got totally hammered today. The roads are pretty much impassible but my walk to the gym was gorgeous this morning. I'm from the northeast and snow used to be THE GREATEST THING EVER when I was a kid - but now it's just a hassle! glad you are still enjoying it though :) I used to get a kick out of my friends in college who were from Florida or LA or wherever who would go nuts over a few flurries.

  2. Bummer about the snow and super cold temperatures! Hope the trip to the gym and back wasn't too treacherous! Glad things are improving with a set routine! I also do much better with a more structured day rather than so much free time. Good luck with the computer program!