Wednesday, January 08, 2014
At the risk of having rotten fruit & vegetables thrown at me, I'm just gonna say it: I love winter! Michigan, like other states, was just slammed with a ton of snow in a short time period. About 17 inches in two days in my area.
I enjoy walking in the winter more than any other time. It's something I've grown to love. There isn't another soul out there but me and my snow-loving dog and it feels like I have the world to myself. Believe it or not, I typically lose motivation in the springtime when the fair-weather people come out and clog MY routes. They're mine because I love them unconditionally!
It can be so quiet during my morning winter walks that once in a while I imagine the zombie apocalypse happened overnight. Not sure why my imagination favors zombies but it does. I pick out which houses along my route I would loot first (this idea, now that it's in print, is a little disturbing.)
I would go for houses that look like the owners might have guns. There might be stacks of wood outside. You know, homes owned by people that like the feel of roughing it despite available modern conveniences. I imagine these houses will have more basic survival tools. X-Box and Apple don't mean sh*t now.
I could go on, but it all comes to a halt when A) a car drives by or B) a small noise brings me to my knees, quivering & sniveling in self-inflicted terror. I've heard about a running app that warns you of zombies in the area to motivate you to run faster. I freak myself out just fine on my own, thank you.
I love the winter!