One can tell I am a southern California born and raised individual because the second our “winter” arrives, I am crying and miserable. I know, I know…our low of 40 degrees Fahrenheit is nothing comparatively speaking. But it is something to me, because I am a certified “California Crazy.” When the temperature drops below 60 degrees (F) I am convinced the world is ending. Though now that the Mayan calendar is proven wrong I will have to convince myself of a different fallacy. To combat these dreadful and extreme climate conditions, I have (since the solstice) been donning two sets of pajamas, simultaneously; as well as my down jacket or down robe (to bed mind you), my woolen scarf, and a knitted beanie. In addition to this very sexy get up, I crawl into a bed made up of one wool blanket, two down comforters, and one handmade quilt (courtesy my grandmother and mother). Oh I forgot to mention socks, I wear those as well. To me, this is normal California winter. To others, I am a California lunatic.
I do think the comedy show, Saturday Night Live, depicts us best with their sketches called, “The Californians.” Not because they are true renditions of how we act or think, but because within the overly dramatic portrayals is the hint that we have it so good, here in our western zone, that when our comfort is slightly impinged upon, we act in a manner which appears to be ridiculous to the rest of the nation (if not the world). What I can say? I am born and bred of this state. I have not ever lived in the snow, nor have I experienced the true conditions of a seasons change. In fact, just a few days ago the weather was absolutely beautiful, warm in the sun and sparkly (though I still felt the need to wear several articles of clothing, including my wool scarf). Today it is the same. No breeze, sunny and warm (relatively speaking).
So to everyone who passes by this way, via BENTRIVKA.com, I give to you a video link of SNL’s, “The Californian’s.” It is my HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone. May you be blessed and safe and may you know that “yes, I AM California Crazy; and yes, I am still cold!”
**2013 Here We Come**