February 02, 2006

I saw my shadow this morning, so that means...



Being that there is so much talk today regarding the seasons (and, of course, marmots), it would probably be a good time to ask some questions along the same line. LUCKILY FOR ALL OF YOU, the kind and generous Sarah Getzler of Life at Full Volume fame sent along some pertinent questions last week (when it seemed there might not be a T3 due to my lack of basic cognitive function).

SO, to get right into it, Miss Sarah wants to know:

1. What is your favorite season, and why?
2. What is your least favorite season, and why?
3. Daylight savings--pro or con?

All of you get our your pens and paper and get to work--either leave your answers in the comments below, or a link to your blog with your answers. ANYone is free to play along, even those weird people who live way down below the equator where the seasons are all backwards and sideways.


1. Football season! (Surely you knew that was coming.) As for climatic seasons, I love spring most because everything's blooming and it's not so hot or cold. Fall runs a close second, although it does have something of a melancholy tint to it that sorta makes it bittersweet.

2. Winter. It's not like we have real, Yukon-grade, permafrost type winters, and it only really lasts for about three days, but I don't like it anyway because it's just too cold even if there's NOT twelve feet of snow outside. And when it rains everything looks incredibly dirty and dead and unpleasant. Summer? I like to complain about the heat, but I'd rather be hot than cold.

3. I don't really care so much about which time to be on so much as the changing back and forth. If it's a matter of productivity and energy usage, I think I'd much rather just have revised work hours instead--instead of working 8-5, companies that want to participate can have people come in from 7-4, or 9-6, or whatever is supposed to happen. All the train and plane and bus schedules stay the same, television shows still come on the same time, and the people who DON'T want to save daylight can just go on about their normal business, and no one has to piddle with resetting their clocks every six months.

So, there you go.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 2, 2006 08:45 AM

I'm first! Of course knowing the questions ahead of time helped.

Posted by: Sarah G. at February 2, 2006 09:24 AM

1. Sailing season (Spring, Summer, Fall)
2. July-August (too hot, no breeze)
3. Don't care

Posted by: steevil at February 2, 2006 09:48 AM

I’m UP. Sorry for the delay but I’ve actually been mediating a case at the actual courthouse this morning.

Posted by: jim at February 2, 2006 11:48 AM

I'm up. My excuse is sort of like Jim's. I got a lawyer to buy me breakfast this morning.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at February 2, 2006 11:54 AM

I assume the breakfast tab will be billed back in due course.

Posted by: jim at February 2, 2006 11:58 AM

1. Fall (football season) - I like the cooling off and the tree colors, especially the brown shades.

2. Summer (off-season) - Lately they have been endurace sessions, particularly since I push a mower around for several hours a week. I'm too far from a beach to get quick relief.

3. DST should be abolished and banished. Just set the ding-dang clocks and be done with it.

Posted by: MarcV at February 2, 2006 12:39 PM

Me, too!

Posted by: Diane at February 2, 2006 01:02 PM

1) I like Spring and Autumn probably about the same--each has great weather and holidays I like.

2) Winter--like some of you, I can tolerate heat better than cold. And I don't care for snow at all, although it begins to look as though we won't have any this year in Birmingham.

3)DST should be done away with. I don't care if they set the clocks one hour ahead or behind--just pick a time and leave the clocks alone.

Posted by: Stan at February 2, 2006 02:02 PM

1. What is your favorite season, and why?
I guess Winter, pure, pristine and to the surface still but in the depths life. I think also this calls to my Garbo side, ghods know I hate cities most times.

2. What is your least favorite season, and why?
Early Spring, too glareful, wet, muddy and prone to lapse right back into pseudo Winter at the drop of a hat.

3. Daylight savings--pro or con?
Now this one is hard. I guess pro but wish the whole nation would settle on the issue.

Posted by: Tony von Krag at February 2, 2006 07:52 PM