When I packed my bags & left for Boston last September, I reassured my very concerned parents that I would be just fine in a place where you can tell the Earth clearly revolves around the sun (ie there are seasons unlike California’s 2: hot/not hot). I’m not saying I was wrong, I’m just saying record breaking storms (six, you guys, SIX, & more snow in two days) hitting New England is incredibly irritating. As I write this, winter storm Neptune is raging outside with hurricane-like conditions. Sounds way worse than Moaning Myrtle, I tell ya whut. It stopped snowing midday yesterday, but the harsh winds portray the illusion of snow being flung at your face at 30 MPH since it’s picking up snow from the rooftops of houses.
It’s not that I’m ill prepared for the blizzard, I just didn’t think I would ever need to invest in a Ninja mask to deal with windy chills in my face. I also underestimated the amount of snow walls I’d have to climb to get around. The rest of my body is pretty darn warm when I walk to school, but man, my face feels like….well, honestly I can’t tell you what my face feels like because I can’t feel it when it’s below freezing. However, if you’re in the New England area–no, not New York because they’re experiencing diddly squat–a great way to warm up & avoid cabin fever is making a hearty pot of delicious clam chowder. Not Manhattan clam chowder, real New England clam chowder. I’m only hating on NYC because I’m jealous though; let’s call a spade a spade.