1. A Hermit says

    Sympathy from a northern neighbour.

    I walked into work singing “It’s beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” the other day.

    Yes, people threw things at me…

  2. mythbri says

    No it ain’t.

    Reason being, THERE ARE NO BEACHES. Also, Minnesota has way too much snow.

  3. Randomfactor says

    Huh. Maybe THAT explains my congressman. He’s a male version of Michele Bachmann.

  4. Don F says


    Minnesota has MORE beaches than California!

    OK, we get ours covered with snow and ice a good part of the year, but they’re still here . . . .

  5. says

    Minnesota has MORE beaches than California!

    Yep – we have more shoreline (from lakes & rivers) than California plus Hawaii plus Florida. You betcha!

    However, that song was really strange. Where on earth did you find it? For Minnesota pride I prefer Atmosphere’s “Say shhh”

  6. Uncle Ebeneezer says

    Fortunately, as bad as CA politics can get, at least we don’t have the kind of wingnut legislation that MN seems to offer on a fairly regular basis.

    Also too the lyrics to that song make the lyrics to this one make even less sense (see 0:48)

  7. robro says

    I don’t know if Minnesota has more beaches than California*, but I’m sure it has beaches…even beaches on a large body of water (Lake Superior, you know). As for snow, there’s plenty in California. Take a trip up to the Sierras or around Shasta. You’ll see many many feet of snow in the winter, and some of the snow/ice is year round at upper elevations. You’ll see snow on Mt. Hamilton (just east of San Jose) every winter. It also snows in the Santa Cruz Mountains and in Marin fairly regularly. Hell, it’s even snowed in San Francisco 3 or 4 times in the last 40 years. That’s almost as good as north Florida.

    * Like Minnesota, California has lots lakes and reservoirs, as well as the ocean…the very, very, very cold ocean.

  8. mythbri says


    The great thing about snow in California, though, is that you know where to expect it. It rarely snows indiscriminately, so if you want to visit the snow, you can. You can also get away from it, if you want to. This is not to say that snow is never problematic – my grandparents live in Northern California, and a few winters back they had a bad storm and had to live without power for three days – not a great situation for my grandmother, who has broken both hips and has MS.

  9. chrisdevries says

    Yeah, we’re having similar issues in Manitoba; it seems March decided it should be about 3 weeks longer than it normally is.

  10. Denverly says

    Yeah, but no one seems to be mentioning the 110-degree summers in the Central Valley or Inland Empire. I hate summer in California. Freaking hot as hell when you don’t live near the coast, and don’t even get me started on the year-round pollen counts. The next two or three weeks will be nice, mid-eighties, then it’s on into the 90-110 degree summer. At least Minnesota has actual seasons, too.