Mar 25 2014
In Australia’s Northern Territory, in Darwin, there’s a term for moodiness spurred by the city’s extreme heat and humidity. During the hottest months — when temperatures and humidity pace one another in the 90s — people “go troppo.” They become aggressive and angry due to the oppressive, sweltering heat.
Well, it’s possible that I’m going troppo due to other weather extremes. Call it snow psychosis: irritability and aggression sparked by excessive amounts of white s&*# falling from the sky.
Or maybe it’s “precipitable peevishness”? It doesn’t help that I’m house-bound with Brynnzilla, who’s on spring break. That’s right, spring break.
So what’s the solution to snow psychosis?
I’m taking a page from the Aussies who live in the Top End. In the past, Darwin has been pegged as the city with the highest per capita beer consumption in the world.
And a six pack sounds like a soothing salve for snow psychosis and tomorrow’s affliction: mud mania.