March 08, 2005

Mother Nature is a Tease

Yesterday was quite a glorious day here in New York City.

There seemed to be this new experience happening amongst the 8 million people wandering around Manhattan. Reactions ranged from pure shock, incredulous surprise, and the rather uncommon emotional reaction of an actual smile.

It was March 7th, still in the depths of winter, and we were experiencing our first notion of an actual spring. At a perfect 58 degrees, the snow FINALLY melted, the coats were nowhere to be seen, and the outdoor cafes actually once again had something to do with the outdoors.

Mother Nature had taken pity on us, she had graced us with her actual pleasant presence and given us a glimmer of hope when we were all on the brink of sleeping in our snow boots in an effort to save time.

And then today happened. The day started off fairly harmless, little rain shower in the morning, nothing to be concerned about. People ventured out in their light jackets and clogs because it would only logically be at least close to yesterdayâs forecast.

Oh but no…mother nature was playing a nasty, viscous trick on us and we are now in the depths of another bitter, ugly, unforgiving blizzard wearing nothing but our spring coats, girlie shoes, and unnecessary sunglasses.

So I hate to say it, but I have to - I miss California.

Posted by Adrienne at March 8, 2005 02:20 PM

I appreciate the clog reference. For the record, they help my arches and my posture.

I took a gypsy cab home from work and the door literally froze shut. I had to force it open with my foot.

Posted by: Clint on March 8, 2005 04:23 PM

good thing you had that clog on then.

today in SF was soooo nice. sunny and beautiful. and i spent the entire day inside. i am wasteful of mother nature's largesse.

Posted by: michele on March 8, 2005 07:04 PM

I agree with Michele on the bee-yoo-tiful weather lately. Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself by saying that, because I honestly don't know if I can stand another two weeks of rain.

Anyway, I don't hate that you say you miss California...get your butt back here!

Posted by: Pam on March 8, 2005 08:16 PM

Too bad, I'm going to tie her up and keep her here. She's not going anywhere. ;-)

Posted by: Clint on March 9, 2005 07:57 AM

if the weather stays like this i'm going back to California and never leaving again. I am sick of seeing a weather report in the morning that says "deep freeze". what is that?!

Posted by: adrienne on March 9, 2005 08:04 AM

I very much enjoyed this entry and it makes living in Santa Barbara that much sweeter.

Posted by: nuala on March 9, 2005 11:35 AM

i'm glad our current misery makes you appreciate your surroundings...must be nice :)

Posted by: adrienne on March 9, 2005 12:11 PM

Clint: kinky! And misery loves company so you and Ady need to commiserate over there in the deep freeze of NY. Meanwhile, it's 70 degrees and blue skies for as far as the eye can see over here in the Bay Area...bwahahahaa.

You know I love you guys.

Posted by: Pam on March 9, 2005 02:35 PM

Pam, you're dead to me. Dead to me!

Posted by: Clint on March 9, 2005 08:33 PM

And we've never even met!!!?!

Posted by: Pam on March 11, 2005 01:32 PM