Sure, we get it. The easy thing to do around these parts when the sun sets before you leave work and a special Lake effect delivery is waiting for you before you get home is to hunker down. Why, after all, would you try braving the wind chill and overarching darkness when you could just embed yourself on the couch and pretend like it's not December?
Because it's not that bad. You know that though. We're a hardened Midwestern people, and ain't no snow or chills gonna keep us down, and bored, for months on end.
Plus, there's plenty to do, from one-off events and festivals to bucket-list items that you've been meaning to cross off for years.
So stop complaining and get to it.