Erik Larson

Oct 12, 2008

The Fat Ones

The bellies and backsides of Northerners expand during the Winter months, as a rule; there isn’t much to do outside in the snow and cold, for most of them, and so they catch minor bouts of log cabin fever, eating sweets as a surrogate for outside activities, drinking hot chocolate, and watching too much T.V. Southerners are afflicted with just the opposite bug: during the hot, humid dog-days of a Southern summer, they crank the A.C., drink too much alcohol and lemonade, and generally come out only to barbeque, when the sun has receeded and the temperature begins its lazy descent to two digits again.