By Jon Keller

BOSTON (CBS) – Remember the old TV commercial, where Mother Nature gets angry at being fooled into thinking margarine is butter and unleashes bad weather on us?

As we dig out yet again and prepare for a blast of sub-zero temperatures in this winter from heck, I’m wondering – what on earth did we do to make Mother Nature this mad?

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Last spring was very nice. Last summer was spectacular. And we made it through the entire fall without any storms to speak of.

But ever since Christmas it’s been one body blow after another. What did we do to anger our mother?

At first I thought, since she is known to be an avid Red Sox fan, it was payback for their unfortunate season, but the timing is all off.

Same goes for the election results, November and most of December were just fine. And since the nightmare began in late December, it can’t be blamed on Belichick, Brady, or Giselle.

Maybe the answer is, Mother Nature isn’t angry with us at all, we lived the high life with calm, beautiful weather for most of last year, in a climate not known for lengthy stretches of fine weather.

But now the law of averages has brought the skies crashing down around us.

If that’s the case, I for one, am just going to grin and bear it. Let’s get our suffering over with now, because I sure don’t want to be dealing with it come the spring, summer and fall of 2011.

Mother Nature, if you’re listening, is it a deal?

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

Comments (5)
  1. Stephen Stein says:

    I think it was the winter of 93-94 when it seemed there was at least a moderate snowfall every 3 days for a couple of months. This is beginning to feel like that.

  2. rainshine says:

    Although I am no expert, it’s possible that the atmosphere had to let go of all that energy and with a relatively calm spring and summer(don’t forget it was a hot and long summer) the energy had to come out at some point.

  3. rainshine says:

    I do also want to point out that we did have some strong storms during the summer – particularly at least one tornado in Bridgeport, CT – so we weren’t storm-free. However, we didn’t have any real hurricanes or anything – so the energy is coming out in the winter.

  4. Stephen Stein says:

    It’s stopped here and we have a fluffy 8″ in Metrowest. It’s actually quite a nice day, and you can just about sweep the stuff away right now.

  5. Yogi says:

    There is something to be said for hibernation.

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