I wish you bluebells in the spring

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Wow!

So, it’s already March. I haven’t been in here much because I haven’t had much to say about anything except, “Damn, it’s cold outside!” and “I wish it would stop snowing.” and “I can’t wait until spring.”

Everybody else is saying that stuff and I didn’t want to be redundant.

Not that I have much of anything else to say today. It’s March 1st. It’s snowing a little bit today. It’s supposed to snow a lot tonight — in fact, I’m under another Winter Weather Advisory until tomorrow morning at 7am, by which time there will be another 4 to 6 inches of snow on the ground and on my car to dig out from under.

I don’t really have much to say these days. As a general matter, if I’m only going to complain about the weather, I feel that I might just as well keep my mouth shut. But there is relatively little happening in the lives of anybody who lives in this part of the world (meaning the northeast) because we’re all waiting for the weather to warm up a little bit. And we’re not talking about 70 degree weather, although that’ll be nice when it happens. No, at this point, most of us would be pleased just to get north of freezing for a minute. Actually, next week is supposed to be relatively warm, with the high temperatures in the double digits all week. When is the last time that happened?

It’s also supposed to snow. Every day.

It’s been like that this winter, hasn’t it? It’s either been insanely cold or, when it’s not arctic outside, it’s snowing.

Yeah, we’ve all had enough of this.
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We frolic and play the Eskimo way

cold-snow Once upon a time, George Carlin spoke these immortal words of wisdom: “If you don’t like the weather … move!”

Yes, believe it or not, I am about to spend a few minutes of your precious time talking about the weather.

It’s probable that I haven’t mentioned this before now but I live in upstate New York — the part of New York with cows and barns and tiny villages. When it’s cold, it’s white and when it’s warm, it’s green, and there isn’t a skyscraper in sight.

This is significant for those of you who seem to think that New York doesn’t go any further north than Westchester County and it consists entirely of the megatropolis of New York City. In case you’ve never heard this before, there’s a lot more to the Empire State than The Big Apple.
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