Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Feels like Christmas

For the last few days, it's been feeling Christmas-y to me -- or at least, wintery -- on a primal, instinctive level. Just figured out why.

There's a chill in the air -- I'm in the southern hemisphere, so it's pre-winter, not pre-summer. And I'm sleep-deprived, so things are a little surreal.

Groggy and chilly -- just like the end of semester, finals week, of Winter semester. Aha! Yep, feels like that. Eight years of grad-school conditioning; subconscious association.

Kinda spooky.



At May 24, 2005 12:20 PM, Blogger Tara said...

How to they explain Santa's sleigh to small Australian children? (these are the things I worry about).

At May 25, 2005 9:55 AM, Blogger Gye Greene said...

I've asked The Lady that. Apprently, the kids live with the contradiction. Not only is it hotter here, we're also in summer. There's a Rolf Harris song called "Six White Boomers," about how Santa switches to kangaroos when he's on the down-under leg of his trip. And they sell plastic snowmen for lawns, etc.

I guess people just live with the contradiction. :)



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