Journal / is there another country on the planet…

is there another country on the planet where new years eve can either involve being buried under 4 feet of snow or going to the beach to lie in the sun?

the u.s is so odd in that in the winter people can freeze to death and in the summer people can be killed by the heat, but yet there are places in the middle of winter that are warm and tropical while there are other places in the middle of winter that are buried under 15 feet of snow.

i realized that people in most countries tend to have the same experience of WINTER. and the same experience of SUMMER.

today i was having lunch at real food daily in l.a and i had to get out of the sun because it was too hot. at the same time some friends of mine were in nyc refusing to go outside because it was too freezing.

america is the country of opposites. we have the fattest people, but yet we also have the highest percentage of people who go to gyms and eat health food. we have some of the most ignorant people on the planet, but we also have the highest percentage of nobel prize winners. we are puritanical and won’t let nudity be shown on network tv, but yet we have the worlds largest porn industry. we have beaches on january 1st that are covered in snow and ice, but yet we have other beaches on january 1st that are covered with sun bathers and surfers. what a nutty country, no wonder we’re all a little touched in the head.

tomorrow i’m flying back to the ice and sleet and cold and snow of nyc. but for today i’m going to walk outside in my bad brains t-shirt and enjoy being just a little bit too warm.

happy new years,

moby