Wednesday, February 25, 2009

heat wave

a funny thing happens in provo this time of year.  on the days that it gets above 40 degrees, everyone goes mad.  people are outside, everywhere.  campus is booming with people sitting outside, throwing around footballs, laying on the grass (if they can find any spots without snow), and i can almost guarantee there are some people laying out at the king henry pool.   i remember around this time my freshman year, helaman halls was constantly filled with people doing whatever they could to enjoy the "warm" weather.  

and then all of a sudden, summer clothing appears.  in february.  yes, the warmth is glorious.  but seriously, why are all these people wearing short sleeves, capris/shorts, and flip flops?  are they slightly delusional?  it is still winter people and i hate to break it to you, but you kind of look like a fool.  maybe it's just me, but i am a strong believer in dressing according to the season.  50 degrees just does not mean you can wear shorts.  maybe i feel this way because i had a sane mother who wouldn't let us wear shorts until it got to at least 65.  don't get me wrong, i love not having to wear a coat and just wearing a light jacket.  i love taking the slightly longer way to class because i am not freezing my butt off.  i love that i don't have to run to buildings from my car to avoid the cold.  i love feeling the sun on my skin.  but really?  shorts?  how are you not freezing?  is it because you're from utah and everyone that lives here worships california and likes to pretend they are there?  i just don't get it.  am i the only one that is bothered by this?

8 comments:

BEAZER said...

i was excited at the start of this post because it looked like it wasn't going to be about clothes again. but alas, i was wrong. I'm not complaining, i just can't relate.

mickelle said...

i understand COMPLETELY. the other day, i was driving around and some guy was casually walking across the street wearing shorts, a tshirt and flip flops. and my thought was, ok, yes it's a beautiful day, but lets not get carried away!! the people here really are slightly delusional, it's not just you.

Jen Wangsgard said...

not to correct you, but people from Utah do not WORSHIP California....it is only those people that relocate here, infesting our state, from California that WORSHIP it.

Jason + Sarah said...

100% agree. It is disgusting. Yesterday I saw a boy wearing white plaid shorts and it was awkward. I have a hard enough time wearing a white shirt in the winter without putting something like a scarf with it. People are crazy and for the record...I was raised the same way.

Matt said...

you said it sister! i totally agree! i never understood why people would wear all the layers they had in their closet one day and lose all the layers the next, over just a 10-15 degrees difference! it was such a drastic fashion change. summer fashion is now the new winter fashion. 40 degrees is still cold people! save the summer clothing for when it actually is worth wearing. Paige, just keep wearing your cute layers. embrace the cold and don't give in. it is okay to be cold when it is 40 degrees outside. haha.

megan thomas said...

I really think you are one of the funniest girls I know.

Jessica said...

YES! agreed. seriously...flip flops?

Linds said...

100% agreed. no doubt about it.