I take it all back. The weather here stinks. It's freezing cold and the surface of everything is dirty slush and nobody seems to remember how to drive in a snowstorm. We're getting pounded with snow and the wind won't let up and when you go outside the cold feels like a shock every time. Everyone has a headcold; mine is the very sneezy kind. It's still dark way too late in the morning and way too early in the evening. And winter will be tormenting us for at least two and a half more months.
There are people who live in places where bougainvillea is blooming right now, where the air is warm, where oranges grow in the backyard, where you can go swimming outside after work. Why aren't I one of those people?
UPDATE: Coming home from a game of chess in a cozy pub, I passed a big municipal plow truck that had gone off the road into a ditch. Great.