New Nordic lifestyle trend alert! No, wait - don't switch off, because unlike hygge, lagom or plogging, päntsdrunk is neither smug nor unattainable.
Päntsdrunk is the anglicised word for the Finnish kalsarikänni, a term that literally means “drinking at home, alone, in your underwear”. And yes, in Finland this is a fully fledged, nationally celebrated pastime (not the sign of a minor emotional breakdown).
In fact, päntsdrunk is such an established part of Finnish culture that the country’s ministry of foreign affairs even talks about it in its guide to the country.
If I lived in a Nordic state I'd be a six-month participant. This is why I hate winter. If you don't like being cold, the only thing left to do is spend the whole season pantsdrunk. Unfortunately, I don't drink. Fortunately, I can stay pantsmoked instead.
My distaste for the cold is why we lived in FL for the five years we weren't full-time RVing. Now that we're back on the road, we'll stay in either Spring or Fall all year round. Moderation in all things, and most particularly, weather.
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