March Lion Gives Way to Lamb Swamp Ass in NYC!

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That is the resounding chant that this fellow New Yorker can hear being mumbled under the breath of many passerby. I mean, let’s be real, the winter season in NYC is pretty long and dreary. Sure, we have lucked out these past bunch of years here in the city with really not that much snowfall, but the days are still long, cold, and dark. The blustery arctic-like winds make us yearn for warm sun upon our faces. The occasional sunny day turns into cloud covered rainy ones. Yet, with the season comes such crazy weather, and makes us wonder if global warming is the real deal. One day it’s 30 degrees out, and the next 55 and sunny, then a few days later we get six inches of snow, and makes us wonder what the heck is going on. I’m just waiting for Al Gore to proclaim he invented global warming, and for Mayoro Bloombito to enact a new regulation on the amount of sunlight we are all allowed to take in each day.

Crazy

March can be a crazy weather month. Days of wind, rain, snow, and slush gives way to warmer temps and sunnier days by the end of the month. Each week it is something different. It’s a frenetic month, and the weeks can be quite unpredictable. March can actually be the total douchenozzle Jekyll and Hyde of the calendar. It’s cray cray! Hey, I should know being born in this month. I have been known to be a bit cray myself. I think a lot of people born in March are a bit loopy. Me, my dad, and a few others I associate with. Just. Nutty. 

grumpy+cat+spring+forwardNow, last night was Daylight Savings. Time to “spring ahead” and rob us of an extra hour of sleep. I do love that the days will have longer sunlight now. We all love that. Daylight Savings to many of us is the signal of the changing season. It’s almost like the official announcement that Spring is here. Yet, why the heck do we still do? Can’t we just leave the time the same every year? Does it really make a difference other than to mess with our sleep?

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Finally, though, Old Man Winter releases his grip on the city and lets summer take over. We all wish for it here. We dream about it from Oct to April. Then we have it, and start bitching about all the heat and humidity that gets dumped on us. Swamp Ass has arrived! It doesn’t matter what you wear – shorts, light fabric clothes, nude, whatever, you will have swamp ass in the NYC summer. Sweatiness becomes the norm. Baby powder becomes part of the every day arsenal. I use it all the time anyway and go through buckets of it in the summer. After a long day at work, or just being out and about, getting those swamp ass clothes off and chilling in the air conditioning is a must. Sure, we have some pretty nice summer weather days when the humidity is low but when those days/weeks hit it can become insufferable.  Now, I know it’s humid in other spots in this country, and arid in others. I have been to Arizona and Vegas. People say “but it’s a dry heat”. Sure, it’s 109 outside and it’s dry. So is an oven at 400 degrees – stick your head in that! It’s still hot!

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As I look out the window today all I see is beautiful sunlight. Temps in the 50’s. Perfect spring-like day out. Better get out there are enjoy it now, as I am sure crazy March will hit us with a nor’easter or blizzard soon followed by 60 degree days.

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I’m starting to think March really has a case of ADD!

What do you think of the seasons? Love them, hate them, or look forward to them?

30 thoughts on “March Lion Gives Way to Lamb Swamp Ass in NYC!”

  1. I know you guys have Daylight Saving on different weekends to us but that is a few weeks ahead of us over in the UK. Mind you I’ve just driven home tonight in a snow storm so maybe we aren’t ready for it yet.

    Naff weather has made it a long, drawn out and boring winter for us.

    1. Hey Guy!

      It’s kind of dumb here at this point other than having longer daylight days now through Fall. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  2. I am so ready for summer, but once the humidity kicks in and it gets into the upper 90’s I complain all the time 🙂 I guess I am only happy for the month we get decent weather in the fall!

    1. Hi Frugal!

      I am with you on that. We wish for the warm summer than complain when the heat and humidity becomes overbearing. I wish it would be like spring and fall all year! 🙂

  3. I live in the south east England, and on Wednesday it was our first warm day of the year, and the garden got dug and I’ve been admiring the fact I’ve got three lots of frog spawn and spring is on its way. Then today, temps drop and we had snow this am, snow now and expecting more snow tomorrow!!! Bring on the summer, and all that comes with it.

    1. Hello Tracey!

      Thanks for reading and dropping by my blog!

      Sounds like the weather across the pond is nuttier than here in NYC! Yes, let’s get summer started! 🙂

  4. As a Brit I love nothing better than talking about the weather!

    I find the North American climate too bizarre for words – where we are in Canada we experience a crazy 60 degree swing between freezing winter and boiling summer….. Too mad for words!

    Hope you have had a great weekend.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com/

    1. Hey Kate!

      Thanks for reading!

      I had a great weekend as it was in the 50’s and sunny here in NYC. Torrential rain tomorrow!

      Canada can have nutty weather. What part you in? My sis in law came from Timmins, Ontario.

      Hope you had a great weekend too!

    1. Hey Patricia!

      Thanks for dropping by my blog!

      I do like the seasons too, but winter is way too long!

      I know what you are saying about Florida as my parents retired there. Too funny!

    1. Hey Coleen!

      Thanks for reading! March is crazy anyway, so showing off a bit of crazy is allowed!

      I took today off to make up for that hour we lost! 🙂

  5. Thanks for reminding us about daylight savings time. I totally forgot about it and I didn’t reset my clock. If I didn’t read your article tonight, I would of never gotten up at the right time for work. Thank god I did. It was a beautiful day today, but I’m not looking forward to the strange weather March usually brings.

  6. I was cooking on the grill on Friday night and we got about 8 inches of snow on Sunday and today (Monday) the kids have no school, AGAIN. At this rate the school year will last until August. I’ve had enough of this winter. More than enough.

    1. Hey Karen!

      At this point you might as well home school them! Just keep them home 365 days a year, 24/7! 🙂

      Yeah, I’m done with winter too.

  7. Sooo true. Saturday, walking around, I asked my husband “Do you feel that? People are happy.” New Yorkers get crazy when we get the first little glimpse of sunshine. Can’t trust March though.

  8. We’ve never have snow in March in the UK…until now.
    I can only conclude that it means one thing, Satan is coming…or maybe it’s just global warming. I tend to get the two mixed up. 🙂

    1. Hey Lily Jo!

      You’re getting snow, we have rain today, Al Gore invented the internet. Somewhere Satan is kicking back with a beer laughing.

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