Winter. Summer. Winter. Summer.

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I only live where I do because people have told me if I move someplace nice, I’ll miss the four seasons.

They’re idiots.You've Been Warned.  Avoid Junior High Kids After PE and Recess.

I’m pretty sure they have forced this theory upon me because they can’t move. And if I did, they would be that much more miserable.

In my little piece of heaven, the snow just melted, and it’s now 97 degrees (a few days ago, I was out scooping snow… in shorts).

And now it’s humid.

Really humid.

The kind of humid where you sweat through your shirt when you reach out the front door to get your mail.

And this all happened over a weekend (I literally had the heat and the air conditioning on in my house at the same time).

At least it feels like it happened over a weekend (and not one of those super cool 3 day weekends we educators live for).

What happened to spring?  And fall?

I remember winter because it was literally yesterday.

And the 187 days before that.

I know about summer because I’m already sweating my “you know what” off (I apologize for blogging blue, but I’m upset).

So much for the four seasons.

Unless you count them as:

Season 1 – Beginning of School

Season 2 – Jumpy Students/Teachers Right Before Christmas

Season 3 – The Unrelenting Never-ending Darkness of Winter/Snow Days Which Means I Have to Get Up at 3:00 a.m. to Cancel School

Season 4 – Hot Smelly Junior High Kids During the Time That Used to be Called Spring.

I need a vacation and some nice 74 degree weather (conference in San Diego anyone?).

And those Junior High kids need a deodorant shower.

If you live someplace nicer than me, please understand I hate you.

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10 Responses to “Winter. Summer. Winter. Summer.”


  1. Karen
    on May 15th, 2011
    @ 8:08 am

    I think I do, been from the 50s to not more than 80 and mostly sunny, it’s like this every spring and fall in, Virginia. Sorry!

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Karen, I’ve always had the feeling I would live in Virginia at some point in my life.


  2. Marc
    on May 15th, 2011
    @ 8:26 am

    Great blog. Couldnt have said it better myself. Sorry you are feeling blue. Cheer up, you arent the only one with the heat set on 80 and the air conditioner on at the same time.

    If only it would stop raining like the world is coming to an end I could play golf :)


  3. Denise
    on May 15th, 2011
    @ 8:54 am

    I’ve still got room in the Ark if anyone needs a seat! :-)


  4. Tim
    on May 15th, 2011
    @ 3:15 pm

    We don’t really notice the seasons in the PNW as it rains pretty much all the time. We have warm rains and cool rains, muggy rains and freezing rain (our version of snow) During the “summer” the rain is really bright and makes your eyes hurt. In the “winter” it gets dark early so you can only hear and feel the rain. We have several varieties of rain… anything from Washington Mist (Missed Washington and hit Oregon) to a full on bone drencher (Not that we notice since our bones are pretty damp all the time given the climate).

    I will never tell you that you should move here, and it’s not because of the seasons. Our little secret is, we only say we are miserable to keep people from moving here… We wouldn’t want the place to get too crowded.

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Tim, After hearing this, I think I’ll stay where I am at for the time being.


  5. Alfred Thompson
    on May 15th, 2011
    @ 8:52 pm

    ISTE will be in San Diego in 2012. In July of course. IT may be warmer then than you like. :-)

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Alfred Thompson, San Diego???

    Can I bring Buddy???


  6. wozza
    on May 17th, 2011
    @ 10:06 pm

    Ah the weather.

    I’m interested in the idiots who have told you not to move. I used to be one of those people who trotted out the truism – wherever you go, there you are – to excuse my lack of adventure.

    And now I’m not, even though I miss the four-seasons-in-one-day nature of New Zealand from time to time,

    My advice for what it’s worth – Go Forth (you’ve already multiplied).

    Land, ho!


  7. Pat
    on May 29th, 2011
    @ 7:22 pm

    You need to come visit us in SC! We are a few hours from the beach and a few hours from the Great Smoky Mtns (and lots of great mountain areas between here and there!) :) Of course, it is pretty humid here in the summer which is why we don’t hang around here much. We may try to drive up towards Montana and visit Glacier NP before it snows! :)

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