8 Things New Yorkers Don’t Want You to Know About Snow Storms

  1. No one wants to actually go out in them, no matter how picturesque the snow looks flurrying down outside the window. Until you look outside and see a little kid having the time of his life, then I can’t seem to get my snow pants on quickly enough. (And by snow pants, I mean a pair of Levi’s I’ve had since I can remember having clothes, and because I used to live In Bosnia as a kid, this isn’t my first snowstorm. But it is my first snow storm here in New York.
  2. my hands. are. so dry. I just put on this hand lotion which I got because I wanted to use it with the perfume. It’s the Chanel no. 5 body lotion. I wouldn’t recommend it because it isn’t that moisturizing. I would rather go for charity pot by lush next time or similar.

my hands. are. so dry.

  1. I’m not a real New Yorker, I don’t think anyway. I’m pretty sure I need at least 365 days around the sun at a NYC zip code to even pre-quallify, so I’m well within my rights to say this snow storm terrifies me. I see the cathedral next door and send a silent prayer to saint Gabriel who is blowing his trumpet into the white oblivion.
  2. There’s one particularly cold draft, blowing endlessly around my feet, that can’t be stopped.
  3. There is no correct way to stay warm, and also no way that is fully comfortable. Namely, there is a certain amount of discomfort that appears to set in at this time of year and just… never leaves.
  4. I see why people wear slippers. My feet are wrapped in those fuzzy socks but there needs to be something between my feet and these god-foresaken cold floors.
  5. I feel like I’m in that movie, The Day After Tomorrow. By the way, what’s your favorite Jake Gyllenhal movie, wrong answers only?
  6. There can never be enough candles. I can’t stop thinking about how Christmas is a lot about light, and the longest night of the year. And how candles symbolize a light in the darkness. Chills. No, it’s actually just cold in here.
  7. Real world problems: How do I get groceries? I really cannot order delivery groceries because it seems immoral to pay someone to go out in this storm. But then I don’t want to go. So what am I going to do? I made a chicken soup last night. I also made a ginger potato carrot soup thing, which turned out to be way to gingery and spicy. It needs like a huge French bread loaf to go with it.
  8. There is no correct heater setting. Either I am drying out and parched, and can’t drink enough liquids to balance the air-conditioned heat blowing from the heater by the window. So I turn the heater off, the one by my bed I leave running. Poor DC. I hope she isn’t dehydrated. She’s taken to drinking out of the Christmas tree water.

Anyway, what are y’all up to this week? Let me know in the comments.


By justpearlythings

I am a writer, a lover, and a believer in the good things in life. I write about mental health and wellness, along with book reviews and fashion opinions. My blog caters to thoughtful, growth-minded women and men, and offers insights and personal challenges that provide a space for relevant, meaningful connection. The World Wide Web is vast, it contains multitudes, and so do we as people. I believe that through self-awareness and honesty, we create a more loving planet for everyone. Feel free to follow this page and share it with friends and family. Love, Pearl

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