Monday, April 7, 2008

The power of cynical thinking

I have given up on thinking I can make spring happen by dressing for warmer weather.
I've moved on to thinking I can make spring happen by buying a grill and a hammock, maybe some patio furniture.
The fact that my first attempt at this required me to drive through snow and sleet to Ocean State Job Lots, where I did not, in fact, find a grill or hammock or patio furniture that I liked might not bode well.

5 comments:

Polka Dot Creations said...

Neil always teases me for the fact that I bring out the flowery skirts and flip-flops in February in an effort to delude myself into believing it is spring. I say, what's wrong with that?! As long as you don't mind chilly ankles, that is.

I hope you find a hammock, and a grill that you can turn on next to it to keep you warm until the actual Spring weather catches up with the Spring attitude ;-)

Kay Bailey said...

By the end of winter, I am usually so ready for spring that I start wearing spring clothes (albeit with coats sometimes). I am so desperate for showing some skin that I don't even care if I'm cold any more. It's irrelevant. I've moved on.

I like Lisa's suggestion that you turn the grill on for warmth. That seems perfect! But keep yourself rare.

mike said...

(trying to decide whether face-on-fire jokes have run their course)

Cousin Mouse said...

Gosh, I miss those late winters in NH. How awful to have tulips already.

There is some truth to that. Even after a quarter of a century of early springs following mild winters it doesn't feel right. I don't feel like I deserve spring yet. It hasn't been cold or long enough.

Gotta go mow the lawn, now.

ToddP said...

I made spring happen by buying a motorcycle.