Attending appointments in the winter is such a source of anxiety! It was a good thing we left a night early rather then waiting until after the blizzard the next morning, because by the next morning a semi had jackknifed under an overpass completely shutting down the freeway and nobody got through. We made our morning appointment with the inconvenience of an added expense, but sometimes your hands are tied and you don’t really have a choice.
Anyways, it’s moments like that when you realize that rich people really do have it good. Imagine any time there is an inconvenience in your life and you could just spend money and have it dealt with. Car getting unreliable? Get a new one. Hotel all booked up? Buy the hotel and set it on fire and build a new one with a room just for you forever.
The reality is I’m richer than most of the world, living in Canada, middle class. My needs are covered. It’s annoying to fork over money for a hotel when I was planning on waking up early and driving in to the appointment, but whatever. Better to use money when you need to than to be a dragon and hoard it.
you know, that guy who complains about the heat in the summer, the cold in the winter, allergies in the spring and rain in the fall… unless you are in a drought, which i know many Californians are, or in a flood, which many saskachewan people were, in which case i think you can lament… but to the rest of us, i say, pick a favourite season and just enjoy it. yay!!!
having grown up in Saskatchewan, the Canadian province that doesn’t participate in daylight savings time, I find the whole concept incredibly frustrating.
I don’t complain as much in the fall, when I get an extra hour of sleep (right? extra hour of sleep in the fall? DANGIT) but it takes me like a week to get used to waking up an hour earlier.
Usually, I just rely on my phone to set itself, and I don’t think about it at all… EXCEPT that my iphone has sorta got messed up, and has started setting the time incorrectly… like, 3 hours off incorrectly, so i’ve had to manually set the time, and that makes me think it won’t set the time properly! Which means i don’t get to be lazy about it this year.
Next year, when daylight savings time comes around, i’ll have to remember to make a comic about something else! haha. I feel like this is the third year in a row that i’ve made a comic like this one.
So, Diana drives the van and I drive the scooter. On days when it is really rainy, and I am still driving the scooter, I need to put more and more layers on to stay warm! With rain comes wind, and with wind comes cold, and a longer journey (as my scooter can’t reach top speed in windy weather). I think if i had a heavy jacket like most people in the world, it wouldn’t be that bad. Like, a winter jacket, or a parka. BUT! What’s the point? I’d wear it for like, two weeks of the year. SO! what I do instead is wear every zip-up that I have. Normal? No. But it does the job.
Yesterday I scooted over to a student’s house for a meeting, and I stepped into their porch soaking wet. I took off my leather jacket, then a hoodie, then another hoodie, and then another hoodie. I left my last hoodie on, cause it was a little chilly. It was at the third hoodie that I realized it was probably kind of an odd thing to observe… the clown-car of fashion decisions.
I tend to keep our house kinda chilly too… Like, at night time, when we are watching TV, i need a blanket to wrap around my legs, or i get cold! and, thinking about this scooter-hoodie situation, it got me thinking… do normal people just keep their house a little warmer, so they can sit at a comfortable temperature? MAYBE. that would be weird though… and a difficult temperature to achieve! watching TV, i’d rather shiver than sweat. Is that odd? probably.
Meh, what do i care? I’m warm! so it takes me five minutes to get all my jackets on.
First ride! Not to be confused with the awesome song played by don ross… which is by far my favourite acoustic guitar song ever written. The fact that it doesn’t have a million plays is completely mind boggling… the song makes me want to train a horse and then go horse riding, and if you know me, you know that that is saying something. You should totally look it up. OR! Here’s the link to don ross playin first ride: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DcANgDWv2g
Anyways! My van is to insanely bad on gas within city limits, and my scooter is just too insanely awesome on gas within city limits, which leads me to the conclusion that I need to just go ahead and drive around in the rain. I really missed the scooter. It takes a bit longer to go where you’re going, because driving it forces me to drive the speed limit, as it’s top speed is 55km. OK! Time to do somemurr drawn’sz peace out!