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The Weather Here: A Summary

November 22, 2013

Andres Cuervo ’17

Note: I have decided to keep these posts interesting, but short form. Enjoy!

I'm from California. I didn't come unprepared; I didn't come never seeing snow; I definitely didn't come without some understanding of what I was getting myself into. I know it's not yet the frozen coffin of winter that I've heard about, but I have to say: the weather is quite unpredictable. There are a lot of great posts about what to pack for Oberlin on these blogs, so I'll take a different approach and convey what it feels like. Let's just take a look at the weather last month:

That little cloud moving across one day is supposed to be fog ... I hope you can tell now.

The fog and light snow and rain and cold aren't weird, but how can they keep alternating like this‽ (Sidenote: no, it's not a glitchy character - the punctuation at the end of the last sentence is a combination of a "!" and a "?," called an "interrobang.") Really, I feel like this most days walking through the new and unexpected weather-y aftermath:

I guess that's just my "Welcome to Ohio!" and I wouldn't have it any other way.*

* I lied - sorry - I'd probably have it be California weather ....

Responses to this Entry

You win for the interrobang.

Posted by: Lydia on November 24, 2013 12:23 PM

Oh, Oberlin weather, you confusing, capricious beast. Luckily living in Upstate New York prepared me for the wild swings in temperature, but Oberlin's gray skies were tough to get used to.

Really loving these short form posts!

Posted by: Emily on November 24, 2013 2:46 PM

Fun fact: my roomie second year had an interrobang tattoo and yes, it is the coolest tattoo I could ever imagine.

Posted by: Ma'ayan on November 25, 2013 9:51 AM

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