Tag Archives: spring madness

Grill season is back!

I haven’t been to the zoo yet this year. Last year we didn’t have a spring, but this year I’ve passed up at least two beautiful potential zoo days so far—today and last week. The reason: I’m still not walking … Continue reading

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Infirm on a sunny day

I have been healthy exactly two days this year: January 1-2. Since then it’s been an absolute train wreck. I came down with a cold I picked up New Year’s Eve, that left me with a nasty cough. That developed … Continue reading

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No it’s not summer, Traci

One of the local car dealerships has a commercial that opens like this: “It’s summertime. The livin’ is easy, and so are the deals!” Who wrote that ad? They should be hit with a brick. It’s not summertime. It’s not … Continue reading

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The vernal equinox is a lie

The first day of spring is pretty much always a sick joke here in Syracuse. Today it’s in the mid-20s and we hope to cross just past freezing for today’s high. I think the last time we had a truly … Continue reading

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In search of: murdering the winter blahs

I’ve mentioned before that I believe I suffer from mild Seasonal Affective Disorder. This is self-diagnosed, not anything I’ve seen a doctor about, but it fits everything I know about myself. In late winter it manifests as the spring madness, … Continue reading

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College weather

I’m looking out my window at the beautiful day today, and it’s killing me. I’ve been out there already at lunchtime, but still I’m drawn outside. The sky is blue with fluffy clouds, it’s only about 80° out, and the … Continue reading

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A pollen problem

I’ve seldom had an allergy spring as bad as this one, but this week has been a doozy. From late in the evening until morning, I’ve been reacting to something terribly—only now it’s nearly constant. This started a few nights … Continue reading

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