(The title of this blog post comes from a song called "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" by Barenaked Ladies, also known as one of my all-time favorite BNL songs ever. EVER.)
I don't know if you've noticed, but it's dark practically all the time now. I know we have three weeks left until we reach the shortest day of the year (December 21), but, friends, it feels like we are there already. I loathe this time of year. I want to live where it's light all the time, where people don't know when to go to bed because it's light at, like, midnight. I think this happens in Alaska for part of the year (of course, the trade-off is that it's dark practically 24 hours a day the other part of the year. But I would leave then.) Add in the cold, and the impending snow season, and I can whip up a serious case of the winter blahs.
Of course, Drs. Google and WebMD (along with myself) have diagnosed me with this. Now, the internet has diagnosed me with many things, some only slightly deadly, most very, very deadly, but this is the most accurate diagnosis I think I've ever gotten. Never have I nodded so much whilst reading a summary of symptoms (except for those many times I read the symptoms for various types of cancer). But seriously, I have this. And it sucks.
I want to get one of those light therapy boxes that simulates sunlight, but it turns out they are hella expensive for something I'm not sure would actually work. Since I get no actual daylight in my bat cave office at work, I make sure to get outside at lunchtime for some (albeit cold) air and sun with my lunch posse every day.
I've also started filling up my winter with activities to get me out of the house after the new year, which I'm sure I will talk about in December during reverb10.
But what I really want to know is this - do you love winter? Why? Seriously, I want lists. Inspire me.