Since September I have been adding a monthly post entitled “How to survive a Boston Winter”. I figure these posts can share some wisdom for people both new to Boston and new to colder climates (no matter where you may call home).
This past week I included my November post on the subject after a string of days with weather in the low 60s had concluded. I assumed that was the last of the mild weather (yes, that qualifies as mild in Boston at this time of the year). However, Thanksgiving weekend has continued the trend of what has been a fairly mild and absolutely delightful autumn. Yesterday Boston temps were in the low 60s and when I went out at night the temperature had hardly budged. Today and through the next few days forecasters are predicting equally pleasant weather. I know this will quickly become a distant memory so I feel the need to get out and enjoy the weather as much as possible.
Each month I’ve been providing a bit of advice on how to survive a Boston winter, but really the suggestions are applicable to anyone residing in the northern hemisphere coping with shorter days and cold temperatures.
In September, I suggested one way to survive a Boston winter was to plan ahead by scheduling a trip someplace warm. In October, I offered a more economical option by identifying a ‘cuddle buddy’ you can turn to for body heat. My advice in November is not as economical as last month but need not be as extravagant as September’s suggestion.
This month, I’m suggesting that you embrace the fact that you are living in what resembles a frozen tundra and make the best of it by adopting the “if you can’t beat’em then join’em philosophy.” Book a trip to one of the many Gay Ski Weeks that are held around the world. There are many options through out North America and Europe so choose a local option to avoid costly airfare and extra travel / vacation time. In the northeast, the Stowe Gay Ski Week is a great local alternative. If interested you can read more about the Gay Ski theme week many in New England attend, here.
Sadly, I cannot promise that the three friends above will be attending your specific ski week rendez-vous.
I’d snuggle with him
Last month I included my first “How to survive a Boston winter“ posting. This series (despite my focus on my hometown) is really dedicated to all those guys who live in colder climates where summer is a memory and sweaters and jackets are now necessities rather than fashion choices.
This posting is more economical than my first which you can read here. It’s pretty straight forward, find someone to snuggle with to keep you warm through the colder months. For those currently without a snuggle-buddy, use this time wisely and shop around before you commit. It can be a long winter in Boston.
Okay I didn’t complain when the weather in Boston this weekend more closely resembled early April, but I’m starting to bristle with all these clouds and cold weather. Would someone with any pull please let Mother Nature know her cruel streak after a bitter winter and cold & raw spring has left me with little patience and a bit of a chip on my shoulder. I want temps in the 80s (or higher) and sun.
I don’t think I’ve ever said this before, but I can’t wait for Monday!
I’m making a mad dash to the Carribean to escape this bitter cold. I want to remember what it feels like to have the sun on my face and be warm.
Since I bore easily I will most likely be tweeting photos and witty comments poolside / beachside. See below for some examples of my “Tweet Pics” from my trip to Puerto Rico this past December.
My alter ego, “Vacation BosGuy” is about to emerge, so check back and follow me on Twitter. I’ve included some Tweet pics from my last stay at La Concha Hotel in San Juan from this past December.
My handle is @BosGuy.
Tweet Pic #1 “Random Handsome Guy”
Tweet Pic #2 Hotel Bar (dispenser of all things rum)
Tweet Pic #3 “Random Handsome Guy”
Tweet Pic #4 Hotel pool & patio
Boston is about to get slammed with another snow storm, but that’s not even the worst part, the extended forecast shows it will remain in single digits thru much of next week. For those who don’t know Farenheit, trust me when I say that’s FREEZING even by Boston standards.
To stop scowling I’ve posted this picture. I think its safe to say I’m suffering from GetMeTheHellOutOfHereSyndrome.