People who've lived around this area for a while know that most winters are lengthy, dreary, mostly snowfall-free (lately), and really, really cold. That's just the way it is, and we deal with it. Sure, there's some complaining, but we mostly just soldier on, confident in the knowledge that we'll have a nice two-day Spring, then head into the blast furnace.

Which brings me to my point. We spend month after month shivering and shaking, then, when we finally get some heat, many of us flip out like we've been frog-marched into Death Valley for summer camp.

Some examples:

I mentioned Death Valley earlier...