Snow Lovers and Haters Opinions Needed
Here's where your help and input is needed and deeply appreciated. Since yesterday I have been doing an email exchange with Charlie English who is a journalist from London and who works for the Guardian ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/ ) is working on a book about snow and its effect on people? Charlie visited family in CNY in February of 2006 and really liked it and wants to know how we all feel about the snow we receive each year. I'm hoping for a good response from all of you New Yorkers who visit the Golden Snowball website so that Charlie can get a good feel as what kind of effect it has on all of us. Obviously some of us hate the snow and some of us love it.
Quite often the Golden Snowball website gets some interesting emails from people all over the state and even the entire country either asking about the weather or contest or voicing an opinion about the snowfall that New York state receives. Only once in awhile do we get emails from other countries asking about the snow and the Golden Snowball contest and in my opinion it's pretty cool when it happens.
Below are a few questions that Charlie English is interested in for any of you willing to help out. You can just post your answers and feelings by clicking on the comment link and remember they get moderated before they post so don't worry if it doesn't show up right away. You don't have to sign up to post a comment here, you can just check either the anonymous spot or the nickname box and type a name in there. You don't have to use your real name but PLEASE let us know from what part of New York you are from and thanks for your responses.
One of the questions Charlie has is about the Psychological effect the snow has on you. Does it put you in a better mood when it's snowing out or does the snow get you down a little bit or a lot.
Does it have an affect on our sense of humor during the snow season? How about your family or friends?
What helps you to get by during the snowy months? Playing in it or just trying to avoid it completely.
I know that there comes a point for most of us other than the sledders and skiers where enough is enough. When is it enough for you? In other words come the first snowfall is enough already or can you deal with it much longer.
What do you like about our winters or for a couple of you what don't you like about the snow? Yeah I know it's more than a couple who don't like the snow.
In summary I think what Charlie is looking for is pretty much your general opinion and how you feel about all the snow we get in New York. whether it's a good or a bad opinion, mood swings and so on. Just chime away and your answers are appreciated. Make sure to add where you are from though whether it's the Tug Hill area up north, Buffalo, Syracuse, Utica or wherever and thanks for taking the time. Have a great day all!