Friday, February 20, 2009

Deja Vu


Every year I am truly shocked by how much I hate winter. It seems to be an abstract phenomenon for me, until we hit single digits and I am reminded how overrated this fourth season is. Every year I swear it will be the last time I suffer through two, three, four, FIVE? months of depressing cold.
At this point I've lost all sense of what true warmth is. A few days ago we got a brief respite from the sub zero temperatures (it got up to SIXTY) and I was tempted to put my bathing suit on and run through the streets. I didn't, mostly because just as fast as the earth thawed, the temperature swung back to it's seemingly permanent home- hovering around thirty.
The other day I attempted to liven up our drudgery and film a typical trip to work. I spared you the audio track, because it consisted mostly of the sound of salt hitting the sides of the car, and us complaining about the sludge around us. Instead- enjoy the soothing sounds of "Winter Song" by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. Maybe even make a cup of cocoa- possibly the only bright spot of the season.

A day in the snowy life... from Courtney Bowden on Vimeo.

P.S. Because the season obviously don't cater to my desires, we've decided to relocate- albeit temporarily. Sunday we leave for a week in Sunny Florida to visit Dustin's Dad and step-mom. Don't blame me if we don't come back!
P.P.S. There is nothing even remotely interesting about this video. It exists simply because 1: I filmed it (which really counts as no reason at all) 2: I liked this song, and 3: I wanted to play around with video editing. At least it’s short!


  1. bleh. i'm so over winter too. and btw, i have been meaning to call you for about two weeks now. i'm not a terrible friend, i swear.

  2. you're so funny courtney!

    just escape to sunny CA and hang with us! we'll treat you well... :)

    i dislike winter a whole lot myself (i will be miserable next winter in PA i promise you), yet somehow your video made winter look magical and sparkling! the song helped... but it was probably mostly your creative photo editing :)