The “I Love All Four Seasons” People

Get ready, this is coming

Get ready, this is coming

We’ve all been in this conversation:

Other Human: Boy it sure is hot today!

Me: Yeah, but I’ll take this over winter any day.

Other Human: Not me! I love all four seasons! The fall colors are beautiful, and there’s nothing better than curling up in front of the fire on a cold winter night. And the Spring! All the flowers are beautiful!

Me: (imagining myself punching Other Human in the face)  What are you, fecking Snow White? The other seasons suck. You’re dead to me.

I’m not sure, but I imagine Snow White as the ultimate optimist. Her step-mother tried to kill her and she just went and lived with dwarfs until a Prince came along. And she sang and whistled happy tunes while doing housework! She probably loved all four seasons. I’ve never once sang and whistled while shoveling three feet of snow from my driveway.


“Oh the Fall is so beautiful. I love the colors!” Yeah, well you know what? The colors on my 50 inch HD TV are gorgeous and I don’t have to go outside and pick the colors up off my yard for two months while inhaling mold and allergens. That’s ok though, you go ahead and frolic in leaf piles.

My problem is that I’ve lived in the northeastern part of the United States for my entire life. The first half of my life was my parents fault. But since I was liberated from their tyrannical control, it’s all on me that I still live here. I’ve grown sick and tired of damp, cool, Falls, cold, snowy winters, and Springs that are like living in England. (Yeah, sorry England, I hate to break it to you, but your weather is not great.)

I’m all about being an optimist and understanding others perspectives, but in February of 2015 the average temperature for the entire month in my hometown was 12 degrees. And not toasty warm 12 degrees celsius, whatever that is. It was 12 degrees Fahrenheit which is the manly American way of measuring temperature. We had over 100 inches (254 centimeters) of snow for the entire winter. Snow that had to be removed from driveways and roads. Yeah, you “I love all four seasons” people, how much fun was that season?


That picture above this is me every Spring until about June. Yes, I know that rain is good for nature and all, but seriously, how can you “I love the four seasons” people actually love Spring? Who enjoys going around being damp all the time?

Admit it, none of you  really love all the seasons. You know who says that? Idiots and people who live somewhere that doesn’t really have all four seasons. So as summer turns into Fall, consider yourselves warned that if you engage in a weather related conversation with me, it’s not going to end well.

Have a great Saturday! ~Phil

19 responses to “The “I Love All Four Seasons” People

  1. I’m with you! English weather definitely does suck – I’ve no reason to disagree as it’s pretty much a perennial, damp disappointment, no snow in winter, just cold, grey, bleugh.
    And like a grating loop of Frozen I can currently be found pleading “Bring back summer!” Ours might not be much, but it’s definitely preferable to the other three, miserable, demanding seasons of the year.

  2. I never enjoyed snow unless I could drive in and then drive out again. Our seasons do change (On the Texas coast) but I still enjoy the off-season when everyone goes home.

  3. I am a Fall person. Might have something to do with my birthday being right before Halloween. I love watching the leaves turn colors. However, our landscaper picks them up after they make their final journey. You can keep winter, spring is the renewal season and summer, well, I’m allergic to looking like a lobster lol. Have a great weekend, Phil!!

  4. As a Midwesterner who was once displaced to the subtropical south, I can tell you with great sincerity — I am one of those who love all four seasons. Fall and Spring the most, winter more than summer.

    I always wonder why people stay in a place they don’t enjoy. When I was in Georgia, I was homesick the entire time, but the absence of autumns just about killed me.
    My husband is the same, but the military puts you where they want to.
    Consider a drastic move?

    • I am open to moving more than my wife, but in retirement it’s very likely that I’ll be a snowbird traveling south for the winter months and coming back home for the moderate summers.

      • My parents did that for more than 15 years, longer and longer each time, and then they moved. They’re still happy.

        I’m the sort who would like to summer in Nova Scotia or Mackinac or somethin 🙂

  5. You can say you love all seasons all day
    If you live here in L.A.
    Come here and this post please remember
    When it’s 90 degrees in December.

  6. I’m reading between the lines here and guessing you feel rather strongly about this issue 😉

    … and please, no talk of winter. Not ready, not willing. lalalalalalalalala.

  7. All I know is that I am ready for a change. It has been to hot, for to long.

  8. I live on the Southern California Coast. We don’t really have seasons.

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