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They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...?
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I've been sick of winter and snow since Christmas Eve back in December. Today ain't making my mood any better. ;-)


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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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The snow is beautiful. You are so lucky to have it. :)

I was in central Florida yesterday where it was sunny and 80 degrees. It was awful.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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And it sounds like we are getting more on Friday bk, at least in the Ann Arbor area.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [rick_pcfl] [ In reply to ]
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rick_pcfl wrote:
The snow is beautiful. You are so lucky to have it. :)

I was in central Florida yesterday where it was sunny and 80 degrees. It was awful.

I feel your pain, big daddy. Or, I'm going to give you some pain. I haven't decided which. ;-)
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [wimsey] [ In reply to ]
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wimsey wrote:

A good camembert, if you please. ;-)
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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We had 6 hours of snow on Christmas Eve and that's it. Sometimes.we get a dusting in early spring as well.

We did have something like 240mm of rain to deal with in January, so, there is that.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [sgoehner] [ In reply to ]
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sgoehner wrote:
And it sounds like we are getting more on Friday bk, at least in the Ann Arbor area.

Oh, for sure. We're already into the deepest recesses of our full-on snow removal plan at the airport this week. ;-)
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [BCtriguy1] [ In reply to ]
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BCtriguy1 wrote:
We had 6 hours of snow on Christmas Eve and that's it. Sometimes.we get a dusting in early spring as well.

We did have something like 240mm of rain to deal with in January, so, there is that.

240mm is like $1.25 in US currency, right? Less than the cost of a cup of coffee, so I don't know what you're complaining about.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [BCtriguy1] [ In reply to ]
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BCtriguy1 wrote:
We had 6 hours of snow on Christmas Eve and that's it. Sometimes.we get a dusting in early spring as well.

We did have something like 240mm of rain to deal with in January, so, there is that.

What's the suicide rate in the winter like out there? Anything like Seattle's? ;-)
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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I'd take that over the freezing rain we seem to be getting more of this winter.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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Send that shit our way. I'm at the foothills of the Rockies and we ain't got shit. Snow pack in the high country is well above average, but down here it's dry as hell.

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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [wimsey] [ In reply to ]
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wimsey wrote:
BCtriguy1 wrote:
We had 6 hours of snow on Christmas Eve and that's it. Sometimes.we get a dusting in early spring as well.

We did have something like 240mm of rain to deal with in January, so, there is that.

240mm is like $1.25 in US currency, right? Less than the cost of a cup of coffee, so I don't know what you're complaining about.

Something like that. First I usually convert the mm to degrees Fahrenheit, carry the one, then divide by 2.6 miles to get dollars. American ones.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [WelshinPhilly] [ In reply to ]
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WelshinPhilly wrote:
I'd take that over the freezing rain we seem to be getting more of this winter.

True that. At least with our stuff, you can make a snow cave out of it and survive if you're caught out in it. That freezing rain saps your will to live.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [BCtriguy1] [ In reply to ]
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BCtriguy1 wrote:
wimsey wrote:
BCtriguy1 wrote:
We had 6 hours of snow on Christmas Eve and that's it. Sometimes.we get a dusting in early spring as well.

We did have something like 240mm of rain to deal with in January, so, there is that.


240mm is like $1.25 in US currency, right? Less than the cost of a cup of coffee, so I don't know what you're complaining about.


Something like that. First I usually convert the mm to degrees Fahrenheit, carry the one, then divide by 2.6 miles to get dollars. American ones.

I was promised there wouldn't be any math on this exam! ;-)
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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big kahuna wrote:
BCtriguy1 wrote:
We had 6 hours of snow on Christmas Eve and that's it. Sometimes.we get a dusting in early spring as well.

We did have something like 240mm of rain to deal with in January, so, there is that.

What's the suicide rate in the winter like out there? Anything like Seattle's? ;-)

Not bad in Victoria. It's awesome here.

Up island in places like Tofino they can get 100mm of rain in one day during the winter. Further up the coast it's even more dreary, and infinitely more desolate as well. I almost felt like killing myself just typing that!

Those Seattle types are way too soft.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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big kahuna wrote:
BCtriguy1 wrote:
We had 6 hours of snow on Christmas Eve and that's it. Sometimes.we get a dusting in early spring as well.


We did have something like 240mm of rain to deal with in January, so, there is that.


What's the suicide rate in the winter like out there? Anything like Seattle's? ;-)


At risk of turning this chortle-fest into something semi-serious, I was surprised to learn years ago that suicide rates in winter-centric places (or at least Scandinavia) tend to peak in the spring, not in the depths of winter. I lived with some Finns for a while when I was studying in Sweden, and one of them said "I love winter, I can hide in the darkness...." Solidified my belief that Finns are sort of weird.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...articles/PMC3824731/
"Results
Suicide rates in Finland and Sweden peak twice a year. Both men and women in both countries most often commit suicide in May. There is another peak in October, with the exception of Finnish men. These suicide peaks coincide with a temperature increase in May and the biggest annual drop in temperature in October. We also observed a monotonic long-term change in the Swedish statistics, but not in the Finnish data. Our hypothesis is that seasonal variation in suicide rates may be caused by abrupt temperature changes twice a year that trigger the activity in brown adipose tissue and deepen depression.
Conclusion
While the overall suicide mortality rates varied considerably, the monthly proportions in May did not. This finding suggests a routine factor underlying the spring peak in suicide mortality."
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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I normally love winter but haven't been able to get outside and enjoy it. Normally I'm like a kid at Christmas every time it snows (which is often as I'm in MI), but am turning into a grouchy and depressed old man of late. I was discussing it with my wife last night and came to the conclusion that I haven't skied since before Thanksgiving, have ridden the fat bike once, have yet to break out the snow shoes, etc... I can deal with the lack of sun and cold temps, but not when I'm stuck indoors.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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At least I was ready for it today. I went to visit my dad Sunday, thought the snow was supposed to hit Saturday night into Sunday so thought it was done. When I came outside to go home about 7 pm I found out how wrong I was. 2 hour drive turned into 3+ of PITA.

We are so fucked.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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big kahuna wrote:
I've been sick of winter and snow since Christmas Eve back in December. Today ain't making my mood any better. ;-)

Move to Canada. It's nice and sunny here with no snow on the ground.

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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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I'd rather have snow then the sleet we have had the last few storms. Snow at least looks nice and the kids can go sledding.(freedom / suburbanite version, not snowmobiles). Sleet just makes everyone miserable.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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Get inspired by Winter Olympics.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [Toefuzz] [ In reply to ]
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Come to the Petoskey area. We have plenty of snow, the ski hills are wide open, and the beer is frosty. I'm always amazed at how different the snow levels are in southern Michigan compared to the tip of the mitt. Two weeks ago I was in Grand Rapids and while it was cold, the grass was showing everywhere. When I told folks there we still had 12 inches plus of snow on the ground still, they were shocked. We had a nice dumping of snow last weekend that replaced the ice-crusted snow with nice powdery stuff, perfect for XC skiing and snowshoeing.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [Kentcart] [ In reply to ]
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My family has a condo in Petoskey and I still haven’t skied since before Thanksgiving, that’s what makes it extra sad! We drove up the week of Christmas but I had a work emergency and had to turn around and drive right back the next day... I wasn’t happy! Petoskey is one of my favorite places.
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Re: They're Just Frozen Flakes of Sunshine, Right? Right? Um, Guys...? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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Get a Fat bike. #MakeWinterGreatAgain.

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