Saturday, December 08, 2007

Tis the Season to be Jolly?

Think back…Wasn’t it nice this past summer when we could slip on some flip flops, grab a pair of sunglasses and quickly go outside for a walk. Now, it’s the boots, coat, hat, scarf and gloves routine before each adventure out. Winter brings the blues. The sun seems to abandon us. I find myself extra tired. Sometimes I wish we could hibernate like bears through winter only to awaken for spring time - 10 pounds lighter with only a little spring cleaning to worry about. Seasonal depression must be conquered. But how?

I need a boost…a change…a man! Oh, no…here we go (you say) Tara’s at it again. Actually, I am not the only female saying this. Did you know there is an actual name for this temporary “seasonal must-have” by women? It’s called….The Winter Boyfriend. A friend of mine actually asked me if I had mine yet. My response, “Honey, I don’t have a summer, fall or spring one either.” Pretty soon I’m going to start looking for that website from Lars and the Real Girl. Instead of Bianca, I’ll have Billy….Yeah, Billy’s a missionary…(My parents would like that).

Anyway, the Winter Boyfriend is someone who begins around December 1 and ends after…say Mid-March. Women have the Winter Boyfriend to snuggle with by the fire, watch movies with on the couch, attain presents from during the holidays and includes a couple weekends of free ski-lift tickets and hot toddy’s in the lodge. Hey, don’t look at me! I’ll be sleeping with Billy the missionary doll all winter, remember? I’m only reporting what I have heard from other women.

All kidding aside, when Santa asks me what I want for Christmas, I’m not going to ask him for a Winter Boyfriend or a male sex doll, instead with a wink of my eye I’m going to ask him for a facial, a manicure, a pedicure and a nice bottle of Chianti. Following Christmas, I’m going to settle down for a long winter’s nap.

Fa la la la la la la….la….la!