Winter In Madison As Told By A "Coastie"
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Winter In Madison As Told By A "Coastie"

Frozen: Madison Edition

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Winter In Madison As Told By A "Coastie"
Shayli Kipnis

1. When first committing to Wisconsin, you were so excited to finally get out of your hometown.

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2. When someone asked where you were going to school, there was nothing more irritating than the response “Oh, good luck! It’s freezing there!”

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3. Besides, you never minded the winter at home. Why would you care now?

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4. You thought you were prepared, as your mom bought you the heaviest winter coat she could find.

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5. November came around and you felt pretty confident in yourself.

6. And then December...

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7. Simple tasks like going outside to get lunch started to feel impossible.

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8. You go home for the holidays and the 45-degree weather feels like a hot summer day.

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9. You realize how cold-adapted you have become, and feel stronger than ever when you return to school!

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10. Still, walking up Bascom Hill in the winter is so brutal.

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11. You wonder if it will ever be warm again.

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12. You swear that you will always make sure to appreciate any day of warmth.

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