Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February Update: It's cold.

This is a picture I took on my iPhone at the Silver Spring Metro.
It was about 40 degrees below the temperature of Pluto.
 As I sit here in my downtown D.C. office building and look at the slushy snow on K Street, I wonder what it was like when the weather didn't freeze my nose hairs. I know it used to be warmer, I just can't remember the feeling of walking outside and not immediately wishing there was a dead tauntaun to curl up inside of.

Of course it's February and I shouldn't complain. If it was June and 20 below zero, then I would be worried. In fact, last week it was above freezing for a couple of days. At 50 degrees it was downright sweltering. A small hint at the spring weather that is about to come.

The problem is I live in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and spring weather doesn't last very long. In fact it's akin to driving through the state of Rhode Island. If you sneeze, you will miss it. Spring in this region lasts for about 30-45 minutes. You wear your parka one day and you are down to a short-sleeved polo the next. My Members Only jacket doesn't see the light of day most years. That would explain why I still have it. (You are getting a pretty good idea of what's in my closet. Maybe it's time to clean it out? )

So what this pointless post is trying to say is to get ready for the spring weather and enjoy it while it lasts. This cold winter will eventually pass and you have to be on your toes to enjoy the spring weather before it gets too hot and humid. Which will happen around the middle of May and last until early Thanksgiving.


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