This post is dedicated to Mike Provine and beaches. He is right. This time of year really makes you think of warm sand.
The only way you survive the January bleakness is by pretending you are sitting on a beach with nothing but a beverage and the sun in your face.
Well ... you'd also have to deal with the waves crashing into the sound, stars so close they seem to be dropping on top of your head, no cell phone reception ..... glorious.
The good news? Six more months 'till vacation. The bad news? Six more months 'till vacation.