Monday, February 28, 2005

Whether You Like It Or Not

Well, now. Enough about me. Let's talk about the weather.

I heard today that "Spring" is 3 weeks away. I'd like to remind all the other Michigan residents who might be reading this that this means exactly nothing. Zero. An arbitrary date on a calendar does not affect the weather cycles. Which, if you've been paying attention to such things, have been fairly similar in this area for as long as they've been keeping records. Spring does not come automatically on the first day of spring, and it never comes all at once. Never. Got that?

'Cuz every year, there's the Bitching About The Weather. It's a ritual, I know. But do we have to do it this year? Can we take a break from the "WHAT IS THIS WEATHER!? Can you BUH-LEEEEEEVE IT!? It's MARCH, for cryin' out loud, and it's SNOWING!? LOOK AT THIS!!"

Helloo-ooo....people, it does this every year.
Every. Single. Year.

We get faked out, then we fall for it like some women habitually fall for deadbeat men. We fall in love with the warm weather and all its charms. We really believe it's here to stay this time, then get all heartbroken and whine about it when the inevitable happens and we get a dose of reality.

And the weather is up there laughing at us, enjoying the game. Let's not be manipulated this year, folks. Let's get smart and not fall for the same old crap. Let's wise up, be patient, and wait for the right one to come along. Then we can get all geeked up and fall in love with a Mature Spring. One that doesn't jerk us around and control us. One that can commit.

You see, that frees us up for Summer...

So we can complain about the heat.


  • i have it on good authority that bill clinton would be most interested in your weather commentary.

    just sayin' is all.

    oh, and it's february. just so you know.


    By Blogger ~m2~, at 2/28/2005 7:40 PM  

  • ha ha! same here in pennsylvania! (was the same in wisconsin and ontario too when i lived there!)

    By Blogger bobbie, at 2/28/2005 7:47 PM  

  • i thought only us Canadians talked about weather ... :)

    By Blogger Saija, at 2/28/2005 9:47 PM  

  • since leaving snowless land and coming to new england, I've noticed that even allegedly hearty new englanders are not so hearty. people keep cancelling out of class snowed 3 inches. the ladies in my office obsess over the weather chanel all day. i just don't get it. Isn't it supposed to be snowy and cold until April?

    By Blogger PPB, at 2/28/2005 10:38 PM  

  • - oh so true about bitching about the weather . . . but I actually like the weather - all weather - so don't get the bithcing . . . why we are getting another foot of snow here in NY even as I type this! :)

    By Blogger Katherine, at 2/28/2005 11:11 PM  

  • Hear, Hear! I am all for getting smart and not falling for the same old crap!

    By Blogger annie, at 3/01/2005 7:31 AM  

  • Just for the record, it's in the mid-50's this week in Colorado.
    (**GULP** please don't hate me!)

    By Blogger ., at 3/02/2005 9:44 AM  

  • Love this post! I too have fallen for that no-good warm 'em and leave 'em kind of weather. Glad to know I'm not alone.

    By Blogger SpookyRach, at 3/04/2005 9:45 AM  

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