Dec 22nd, 2009
Pesky ol’ brrrrrsitis acting up?
Ouch. Don’t know about you, but it’s only the first day of Winter (Happy First Day of Winter, by the way) and already my bones are stiff and sore from the morning chill. And I’m in supposedly-sunny California, so I hate to think how the knees would take to a 6:00 a.m. wake-up call in Green Bay or Buffalo.
Rumor has it it’s going to be a long, cold winter (at least according to Manny, who changes the oil in my car. He was right about Bernie Madoff and Miss USA, so I value his judgment above and beyond 10w40).
Naturally, to combat the cold, my closet is lined with Winter-wear from CafePress. From hoodies and sweatshirts to long-sleeve t-shirts, I have everything needed for the “layered” look (read: I’m too cheap to dish out big bucks for a winter coat I’ll only wear a few times a year).
Fortunately, late last night was the Winter Solstice – which amounts to the shortest amount of daylight in the year. So the pendulum is slowly starting to swing back in the direction of beach weather. Pass the suntan lotion.