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Friday Five #10


1. What is your favorite time of year?

I don’t know really. I like the summer when it’s not humid, but when it is humid I despise it. I dunno… since the greenhouse effect has fucked up our seasonal patterns so much here that we get any kind of weather at any time of year (often four seasons’ worth in the same day, as exemplified by one day a few weeks ago when we had snow in the morning, rain at lunchtime, and summer sunshine with an autumn breeze in the afternoon), the only thing that really changes is the number or hours of sunlight we get each day (and of course, sunlight – as much as I’m allergic to it – is a good thing).

2. What is it about your favorite season that, well, makes it your favorite season?

We don’t have seasons here anymore. See above.

3. What is your least favorite time of year? Why?

Winter. I don’t like November. The days get shorter, the nights get longer, the weather gets worser, and my deadlines get tighter. December is only marginally better because my university lets us off for a month, but since this is my final year that luxury is gone forever. Or at least until I retire.

4. Do you do anything to celebrate or recognize the changing of seasons?

No, I don’t. I’m not a hippie.

5. What’s your favorite thing to do outside?

Sometimes I like to walk. I’m still planning my walk from Howth in a few days, when the weather turns less dull. Also, for the last week or so while I was in Toronto I got used to talking a lot of pictures. I might start bringing my camera around with me more often. I may even bring it to Howth with me.