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I wish I could hibernate through winter like animals

Just wake up when all the snow is gone. The cold weather and lack of sun doesn't really bother me but I am sick and Goddamned tired of snow.

replies 21Dec 7, 2017 10:13 AM +00:00

Do try OP.

--A grateful world.
replies 1Dec 7, 2017 10:13 AM +00:00

replies 2Dec 7, 2017 10:16 AM +00:00

Sleepy yet r2?

replies 3Dec 7, 2017 10:18 AM +00:00

That wouldn't be a bad lifestyle, would it?

If you live some place with nice summers and godawful winters, set up a seasonal business like a hotel or lobster shack, and enjoy the summers and hibernate through the winters. Hire like-minded employees. Think of the savings on overhead!

replies 4Dec 7, 2017 10:28 AM +00:00

I grew up with snow and love it. There is something about how quiet it gets when it snows and watching it come down outside while sitting in a warm room with a fireplace. Or being outside about going for a walk in the snow. I should probably disclose that I don't like the heat in the summer, the extended days, and sleeping with the air conditioner on. Perhaps OP and I could set up shop and work in seasonal shifts.

replies 5Dec 7, 2017 10:33 AM +00:00

When I retire, winters in Florida & summers in Maine (hopefully)

replies 6Dec 7, 2017 1:00 PM +00:00

r5 Exactly why I am retiring to NW Michigan and leaving KC. Summers here are beyond dreadful, almost like reverse cabin fever. I can always getaway from Michigan in the winter for a month or so if necessary.

replies 7Dec 7, 2017 1:05 PM +00:00

Can’t you just move some place warm, OP? Life is short enough as it is and you want to sleep a quarter of the year away? The fuck kind of thinking is this?

replies 8Dec 7, 2017 1:14 PM +00:00

I’ve never understood the bear hibernation thing. Do they really sleep ALL winter? How do they not starve? Don’t they have to go to the bathroom?

replies 9Dec 7, 2017 1:14 PM +00:00

I'd rather hibernate through the summer. I love winter, but I HATE summer.

replies 10Dec 7, 2017 1:45 PM +00:00

OP, I will take snow ANY DAY after living through Hurricane Irma this year in Florida.

replies 11Dec 7, 2017 2:35 PM +00:00

As I get older, I'm beginning to hate summers and enjoy winters (except for the dark evenings).

replies 12Dec 7, 2017 2:41 PM +00:00

The winter evenings are the worst. I used to enjoy getting home and still having time to do yard work, wash my car, take out the garbage, etc. Now it’s pitch black dark at 5:00.

replies 13Dec 7, 2017 2:45 PM +00:00

When you are ready to hibernate, don't forget to make your anal plug!

Bears' Mysterious 'Fecal Plug' The fecal plug has long been one of the mysteries of bear hibernation.  Early observers described it as a dense plug of unidentified material, fibrous plant material,...
Nick's FIU ecology website
replies 14Dec 7, 2017 2:50 PM +00:00

Well I’ll be damned. You learn something new everyday.

The world makes almost no sense.
replies 15Dec 7, 2017 2:54 PM +00:00
I grew up with snow and love it.

I grew up with it too, but we don't get it in London anymore.

Even the suggestion of it coming, people start freaking out with excitement. But we never get it. I miss it.

replies 16Dec 7, 2017 2:57 PM +00:00
The winter evenings are the worst. I used to enjoy getting home and still having time to do yard work, wash my car, take out the garbage, etc

SUCH fun!

replies 17Dec 7, 2017 2:58 PM +00:00

I hibernate in winter. I work at home and can go for days without going into any inclement weather. I get my exercise in when I do my shopping walks and other errands. It's sooooooo nice to wake and not give a s*** about the weather and go straight to the home office.

Summers and particularly Falls where I live are gorgeous - ocean breezes and the smell of salt air wafting in the bedroom. Living on the East coast does have its advantages.

To each their own, I guess.

replies 18Dec 7, 2017 3:00 PM +00:00

There are many reasons I dislike snow, but there are some enjoyable aspects to snow as well. One is that when it snows I get so many birds at my birdfeeders. I also like seeing the beauty of the woods covered in snow.

replies 19Dec 7, 2017 3:00 PM +00:00

I wish I could hibernate through life.

replies 20Dec 7, 2017 3:12 PM +00:00

I'm content with four seasons. It's just that each bores me after about two months. I was done cradling my fucking mug around October 1st.

replies 21Dec 7, 2017 3:19 PM +00:00