Ah-chooooooooo… Damn. It’s spring.
Spring time is finally appearing here in Southern Ontario and aside from the increasing temperatures, here are the 13 most obvious ways to tell that Spring has Sprung.
- Sports cars in need of muffler repair and convertible cars are zooming around, blasting their horrid music and looking for attention
People are wearing colours again! Yay. Winter is dreary enough and everyone in black makes it that much more bland and blah.
People begin to stink. Not from sweat, at least not yet, but now is the time of year when they think a little bit of cologne or perfume might be a good idea but it’s not. It’s horrid if I can smell it over a super-stuffy nose. (See 12)
9. TAXES!!! It’s tax time!! Don’t forget to file, even if you think you don’t owe. File, file, file! If you need help anywhere in Canada, search up and hit up inTAXicating.
8. Flips flops and PJ’s make their returns to coffee shops. In the winter it’s just too darn cold to roll out of bed and drive or walk to the local coffee shop, but not in the spring!
7. Exposed skin everywhere on everyone, male, female, young, old… If it’s in combination with leggings or yoga pants, it’s a bonus!
6. I see neighbours! Seriously, I cannot believe how little we get out in the winter – especially with kids programs keeping us out and around – I found out this morning that our neighbour had a baby and we didn’t even know she was pregnant. So hard to tell covered in a giant Canada Goose jacket.
5. Bikes everywhere! And I’ve mellowed over the years, so I want bikes and bike lanes everywhere. I also want safe and clean public transit and I want better roads and more parking for cars. I want everyone to commute and be happy and healthy and safe. Hey, City of Toronto… If you want business owners to thrive and survive, back off the parking tickets for people who park in actual spots. If they park illegally, or block traffic, tag and tow them, but let businesses earn money!
4. Joggers abound! I’ve always said that out-of-shape joggers (like myself) run at night when no one can see them shaking and bouncing around or hear them gasping for air. The fit joggers run during the day where everyone can see them. Whatever your motivation, just run!
3. My lawn kicks ass! My front lawn is very green and soft. I put the snow on it in the winter before the City salts the street or sidewalk and in the spring, and it makes a difference. It’s so nice, and I have a neighbour who doesn’t talk to anyone but I catch him walking across the street and touching my grass in awe. Love it!
2. Change! Changes come in spring. People clean their houses, change their jobs, their clothes, their demeanor, and even the homeless-looking guy who visits the Starbucks I frequent cut off his ridiculously long white beard. Wouldn’t have recognized him – looks somewhat respectable now – except for the same army fatigue pants he wears every day and the shmatta (towel?) he covers his head with.
1.Spring means an end to winter programs for my kids, so say goodbye to hockey, but it also means saying hello to baseball (call me “coach”) and to being able to throw a ball around and walk to park and shoot hoops, or go for a bike ride, and work at losing the winter gut and getting back into a shape that doesn’t resemble a pear.
3 cheers to spring!
Hip hip, hooray
Hip hip hooray.
Hip… Hip… Achhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooooo
Geez, I hate spring!