My Facebook feed is cluttered with status updates about the weather. Yes, it – 7 outside, it’s freezing but come on. Why the need to post hourly updates about the freaking weather? Such a pet peeve! Sorry weather nerds, I really don’t give a shit. Perhaps it’s because I’m from a country where a “storm” doesn’t mean rainy wind gusts – it means huge waves on the fjord, shut down ferries, trees falling, houses creaking, planes cancelled or not being able to land. It seems “weather” is viewed differently in the U.S., and even though I’ve lived here a while it never ceases to amaze how much people just freak out. (Yes, Americans freak out about everything, but you know what I mean.) It’s snowing – OMG! We need to cancel school, delay buses, tell people that they need to put on extra clothes or else they’ll die. Seriously – this happens every year. Enforce the use of studded tires, include weather driving when taking the driver’s license test (use a “fake ice field” for training – it’s awesome!) and for crying out loud – learn to deal with snow/ice/frost – we’re people living on a planet and we have weather! Adapt already!