posted Mar 11 2014 10:10PM
It's almost like spring, which I guess makes sense because it's almost spring. Is everybody with me? All right then. As I type this, it is 10pm on March 11. Normally at this time of year the average temperature is around 40 degrees. At this moment it's almost 60. Listen, I'm not complaining. I hope it goes on and on. It's been a too-long winter and I am more than over it. I've complained here before that I think it's dumb that the calendar matches up the beginning of the seasons with the solstice and equinox. I realize that's not changing anytime soon, and so I must live with it. But I still think it's dumb. But I digress.
For whatever reason, this winter has been long and tough. And cold. Like, really cold. Colder than usual, snowier than usual, and just plain winterier than usual. And I for one am not a fan. But this here now is nice. It's probably temporary. Most years we'll get a spate of warm weather before the final cold snap before spring begins for real. I'm prepared for this. I just want to get it over with, be done with this winter for good. And as an added bonus, once winter is really over, I'll stop whining about winter. So win.
So, as a change of subject, how's the family?
posted Mar 7 2014 10:39PM
March has marched in...? Sorry, weak metaphor. But quite true. And the arrival of March means baseball will soon return. Right now spring training is in full swing, and that means exhibition games. And those are great. But they're only an appetizer signaling that soon the season will be starting, and I'll tell you what: I look forward to that as soon as the World Series is over.
See, I love baseball. Really. Pro football may be the biggest spectator sport in the United States these days, but baseball will always be my favorite. It may no longer be the national pastime, but I'll always love it. Being from Philadelphia, I'm a diehard Phillies fan. But I'll watch just about any game I can find on TV during the summer (even the endless Yankees/Red Sox series and even [yech] the Mets.) And of course baseball season rolls all the way through the summer, which is my favorite season (by far). So I like this time of year, and for those who read this blog with any regularity it means something else: I won't be complaining about the weather anymore! So I'd call that an all around win! Cheers.
posted Mar 5 2014 4:35PM
It's March. Isn't that supposed to be spring? And I don't mean according to the calendar. The calendar says spring starts on the 20th, but I think that's stupid. In most other developed nations, they count the seasons in full months. So as far as I'm concerned it's spring now. And it's still too cold. This has been the worst winter ever. And it's also bad for hyperbole. But I'm over it. Totally, 100% over it. OVER. IT. That is all.