After over a week of sub-sub-freezing temperatures, we finally got some snow! I don't know why this makes the cold more bearable. It's just as frigid (if not more) and now wet and slippery, but a dusting of white on the ground gets everyone a little excited and warmed from the inside out. Somehow the cold is justified/vindicated by it. Regardless, I'm glad January is almost over.
We took these photos after work on Friday night. The city only got an inch or two, but it stuck around for most of the weekend since it is still pretty cold. If this is going to be a typical Northeast winter, I'm going to have to invest in a thicker jacket. My Southern skin can't take this wind!
Our social outings tend to revolve around the seasons. In the summer, we are great explorers on bike all over Brooklyn and even a couple other boroughs. But once those temperatures drop, we limit ourselves to places comfortably and quickly reached by foot, bus, and train. And when it's 15 degrees and snowing, my world shrinks to a two block radius. Dinner, drinks, and quick stop at the wine shop were all in view of my apartment. I could get used to this convenience, but I will NEVER get used to this cold.
P.S. - I hope you all like the new look of the blog! (Inspired by this tumblr because everyone knows I am SO hard core :) )