Friday, May 17, 2013

Lemming Ade....

This time next week folks all over these United States shall be (to borrow a line from the Tantric One himself), "Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes".  Contestants in the race to mark the arrival of the Summer of 2013.  Memorial Day weekend is but one week away.  

Hurricane Sandy and her half-witted cousin Snowstorm Nemo conspired to make it feel as if it was an extraordinarily long winter in these parts.  Mother Nature has held the State of Concrete Gardens and our brethren in New York and Connecticut under her thumb since the weekend before Halloween.  The weather this month has been comprised of far more good days than bad.  And when one is out and about on a good-weather day, whether driving or running or whatever, the feeling of anticipation is almost palpable.  We are ready for Summer's arrival.  We want it. 

More than that - we need it.    

Of course, as soon as Summer arrives in full force with 90 degree/90% humidity days back- to-back-to-back these parts will be shoulder-deep in assholes whining about how hot it is and wishing aloud for the arrival of cooler weather.  In my experience, a disproportionately large number of them occupy space in my place of employment.  

Irrespective of the climatological conditions, the grass is always greener after all.


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