As you know from our posts earlier this week, the TN Team has been arguing over which season they think is best. Was it fall, with its pumpkin-flavored foods and fall foliage? Was it winter, with its extreme sports and winter holidays? Was it spring, with its blooming flowers and sports? Or was it fall, with its fun summer activities and barbecues?
While we did our best to make a case for our respective favorites, we also wanted to give our readers a chance to weigh in. So we asked around on social media to you tell us which season reigned supreme. And YOUR choice for the best season is (drumroll please)...
Why is winter the best season? Well, it isn't. At least we don't think so... in fact, Mike, Tim and I couldn't even find someone on our TN Team who wanted to advocate for winter and talk about why it's the greatest.
What winter means to us: we hardly ever see the sun, we're barricaded in at all times by several feet of snow, we have to shovel and dig our cars out of said snow, we must drive in treacherous weather, and it's frigid outside. Ugh. I'm dreading winter just thinking about it. That's why we're having trouble seeing why anyone in New England would think winter is the best season. So we tried to brainstorm a few reasons. Here's our best shot.
Oh Punxsutawney Phil, why would you do this to me?
For those who have not found out yet, P. Philly (my new nickname for him) saw his shadow today, which apparently means that we will now have to suffer through a long winter. I don't know about you, but I do not want six more weeks of winter. No more snow, no more cold weather, no more short days and no more slipping on ice. Come on, Punxy Brewster (another new nickname, I'm still working out the kinks), you know that you want the warmer weather too!
According to the always reliable Wikipedia, Funky Punxy (ok, i'll stop now) is correct with his prediction only 39% of the time. So we have that going for us.
Below is a classic scene from the movie "Groundhog Day" starring the always-funny Bill Murray, a movie that everyone should check out if they have a chance. (Disclaimer: I do not condone the eating of groundhogs; it gives can give you paranoia to the point that you are afraid of your own shadow.)