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Old 08-26-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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They glorify hot weather because it is relaxing, comfortable, and it makes you feel good. And 50 degrees borders on being too cold, but I tolerate cold down to 30.
The point is, the media is supposed to be unbiased, if they showed the same glorification towards cold weather it would be just as wrong.


You seem like the type of northerner that has this "vacation paradise" view on Florida 95 F is not pleasant, relaxing and comfortable when you're walking to class, running errands, going to work, exercising, etc. There's nothing relaxing about showing up to class hot and sweaty. At least if it's 30 F outside (which DOES happen here in Tallahassee) I can throw on a hoodie and be nice and dry and comfortable AND relaxed when I show up to class.


Might be relaxing if you're sitting by the pool or beach, but those of us that you know, actually have a JOB and go to school we only do that a few times a year. I only went to the pool like 3 times this whole summer, went to the beach a grand total of 2 times.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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Great contribution....gee my life is completely different now that I read this post. I don't know what I would've done with myself if you didn't post that.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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It's summer, those conditions sound perfect to me.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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The point is, the media is supposed to be unbiased, if they showed the same glorification towards cold weather it would be just as wrong.


You seem like the type of northerner that has this "vacation paradise" view on Florida 95 F is not pleasant, relaxing and comfortable when you're walking to class, running errands, going to work, exercising, etc. There's nothing relaxing about showing up to class hot and sweaty. At least if it's 30 F outside (which DOES happen here in Tallahassee) I can throw on a hoodie and be nice and dry and comfortable AND relaxed when I show up to class.


Might be relaxing if you're sitting by the pool or beach, but those of us that you know, actually have a JOB and go to school we only do that a few times a year. I only went to the pool like 3 times this whole summer, went to the beach a grand total of 2 times.
It depends how you want to spend your free time outside of work/school. If I lived in HI or FL, I'd be swimming at the beach like 2 or 3 times a week As it is, I go swimming at the indoor pool 2-3 times a week after work here because I LOVE swimming.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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It depends how you want to spend your free time outside of work/school. If I lived in HI or FL, I'd be swimming at the beach like 2 or 3 times a week As it is, I go swimming at the indoor pool 2-3 times a week after work here because I LOVE swimming.
Everyone says that, but if you live 30-45 mins away from the beach, I really doubt you'll be 2 or 3 times a week, assuming you're a normal busy person. Unless you want to pay extra for living buy the beach or live in a crime ridden neighborhood that's close to the beach but cheap (remember everything that's cheap...it's for a reason). The best neighborhoods in south FL are located far from the beach, and going to the beach for the people who live out there is definitely not a "2-3 times a week" occurence. The neighborhoods that aren't by the beach but close and cheap are normally crime ridden.

I love swimming as well, even though I'm a cold weather person, and I still didn't really go all that often.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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I actually lived in the FL panhandle for a couple years when I was very little. Apparently we only went to the beach 4 times the entire time lol.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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I actually lived in the FL panhandle for a couple years when I was very little. Apparently we only went to the beach 4 times the entire time lol.
Exactly my point, lol. Once you live in FL the beach is just kinda "meh". The beach is mostly crowded by out-of-state tourists. The beach gets kind of old after a while living here, I much prefer swimming in a pool, IMO.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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If the weather here is warm and sunny, weather presenters will say 'the weather will be great', but when it starts getting warm at night, they will start saying 'uncomfortable for sleeping', and when it gets beyond 30C, they will say 'too hot for some'. I think they are unbiased in their views mostly, although you can kind of tell which weather they prefer. Some presenters get really enthusiastic with big smiles on their faces if their is a cold spell coming, especially this guy.
I know right

Some forecasters also get quite excited during snowstorm warnings.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Exactly my point, lol. Once you live in FL the beach is just kinda "meh". The beach is mostly crowded by out-of-state tourists. The beach gets kind of old after a while living here, I much prefer swimming in a pool, IMO.

Actually the same can be said of many other coastal areas of the US. I know a few people that grew up on the New Jersey coast, and outside of a few times a year, they really didn't do the beach thing. Too many other things going on.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Tbh, I really don't notice a glorification of hot weather here by forecasters. If anything, they tend to treat a heat wave as bad news. They tend to hype snowstorms in the winter and hurricanes in the summer. The only "glorification" or a lot of cheerfulness by the tv weather presenter is when the forecast is sunny and seasonal.
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