First of all, this winter season has been no fun at all. The weather started out bad and has stayed that way since late November. As a traveller, it has been especially tough for me. PJ and I have both posted about this. Hopefully with a bit of humor.
Some people in this state take it all too seriously. Here is a bit of a letter to the editor that appeared in the Des Moines Register February 28, 2008:
Is this Hell? No, it's Iowa
I've never had as little freedom as I have not after moving back to Iowa from the Southwest. Control of my life has been seized by Iowa's ridiculous weather. In the wintertime, the weather decides how much I walk for exercise and how much weight I gain. It determines how often I attend church or if I attend a fundraiser or sports event. In the heat of summer, humidity and insects determine if I can be outdoors in the evening.
Thanks to PJ for the tip on this. Without her and the H, this blog would suck!