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Winter & Zombies

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!
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    You sound like so much fun. :) I can't embrace winter like you do, but I appreciate the perspective.
    1525 days ago
    Great blog and I understand your feelings completely! We live on Lake of the Ozarks and in November say that we put the "closed" sign out and drain the lake for the winter so the "weekenders" can't come any longer! The peace and solitude in November-March is breathtaking! DH rows his rowboat without getting sea sick and you can often find me and the little white dog out on the Jet Ski in our bluejeans and a sweatshirt American Bald Eagle watching...it's heaven. Now, the Zombies I haven't come across but since your warning I'll be on the lookout for them!
    1565 days ago
    I myself hate the winter, I live in the country and we have no sidewalks out here, and the local trail is not cleared in winter, I did buy snowshoes but so far have just found it too cold to bother trying them out. I love your Zombie apocalypse plans. I too have plans for what to do In case of the zombie apocalypse, I have also determined by careful elimination which houses are most likely to have guns on hand. (not the soccer mom who lives around the corner. but almost definitely the creepy bearded guy who drives the camo painted pickup truck)

    1566 days ago
    Don't like winter, and in the case of a zombie apocalypse I'm definitely going south! No power - no way! I like the way you think. emoticon
    1566 days ago
    Yeah, you are 1 in a million! I'd love winter a bit more if we actually got snow down here in Southern VA! All we get is cold temps with sun, then it warms up in time for rain! I like to be able to walk when no one else is around too. I love your zombie attack way of keeping yourself going! Thanks for a good giggle and I will share your story with my zombie loving friend! Enjoy your solitude while you can! I'll have to think aobut what houses would be more prone to zombie fighting out my way!
    1566 days ago
  • DR1939
    I love the winter when the wind is not bellowing above 10 mph.
    1566 days ago
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