1.) The cold.
I can't seem to get warm anymore. I know it's not actually any colder than it used to be, it's my tolerance for cold that's diminshed. It's likely related to the diabetes and circulatory issues, but it's still a pain in the ass.
2.) The snow.
Shoveling snow is something that I've never really enjoyed. It's not good exercize really, it's far too stressful on the body. The snowblower helps a lot, but it's still hours of time that I'd rather spend doing something else.
2a.) The ice.
Sort of included with snow is ice. Ice on the roads for cars to slide on (I almost got hit by a car that slid through an intersection), ice on the sidewalks for people to slide on, ice on the gutters and roof to cause damage...
3.) Asshat drivers.
What the fuck has happened with drivers in Minneapolis? I know it didn't used to be as bad as it has been; the last couple of winters in particular seem to have brought out the WTF mode in people. I could see if there was a large influx of people moving here that have had no experience with winter driving, but some stuff just seems assholery born of frustration (like don't stop in the middle of a fucking intersection, asshat).
Gone are the short skirts and skimpy clothes of summer, covered instead by laters of cotton, wool, and polyester, swaddled in Polar Fleece and down. There are no shapes, just sort of lumpy, swollen forms. Frumpy is not the new hot.
5.) Elongated darkness.
I like the night, because it's when I'm my most creative, but when it's dark by the time I leave for work, I feel opressed.