Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Punked by Punxsutawney

After promises from this deceptive rodent and a brief taste of warmer temperatures, we were coerced into thinking that winter might actually release its icy, rancorous, bitter grasp on the city…

…Kelly Ripa, 2 inches of sleet and a sub 30 degree forecast.

In a city with a climate that makes less sense than Glenn Beck during happy hour, it’s easy to get discouraged by the dark, looming, rel
entless, unending winter. But all you can do is grab an extra layer, cuddle up with a beau or a bottle, and remember that in six months, this town will be so scorchingly hot that the Potomac looks appealing. 

“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.” ~ W.J. Vogel

“I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.”~ Bill Watterson (Author of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes)

“The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter.” ~ Dave Barry

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus

“Every mile is two in winter.” ~ George Herbert

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”~ Hal Borland