On an almost daily basis, I decide to consume beverages that I absolutely despise, knowing I’m not going to enjoy them, but continuing anyway. I find myself regularly disappointed, not in the mediocre drinks I consume, but in myself for undergoing such torture.
It gave us many things: an excuse to stay inside, a reason to sleep in, an answer to why a few pounds may have settled around our midriffs. “Because it’s winter and it’s cold outside. Shorter days mean longer nights and more sleep in the first place. Gaining fat in preparation for hibernating during the winter is a vestigial evolutionary trait from a distant mammalian ancestor…” we were able to answer in chorus.
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