Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sping, It Is Upon Us.

What a sucky winter this has been! NYC got virtually NO snow! None! Okay, yes, we got around 2 or 3 inches back in October. But that was October, and October is NOT winter. The little dusting we did get back in January happened while we were vacationing in the Caribbean. Booooo! Why couldn't it wait until we got back?

Anyway, Spring is upon us and the trees know it. Even though it was rainy and raw today, the trees in the park across the street were all in bud. It's like a veritable tree orgy of pollen up in there!

Cool fun fact about me: Among my many secret powers, I have the enviable ability to not be affected one iota by the pollen count. I shit you not. It's weird, but while 2/3rds of the population seems to go batshit crazy with itchy eyes, runny noses, and other sinus flare ups around this time, I stroll along completely oblivious to it all. I won't so much as get a sniffle even while walking through a dense cloud of the sticky green-yellowish stuff. I wonder why that is? It might have to do with another secret power of mine, but I'm not ready to reveal that one to the public just yet.

Do you suffer from allergies? If so, I'm sincerely sorry. My wife gets them bad this time of year, and it is not pretty!

So I've been gone from this here blog for a long time, yes? I apologize. Just didn't have much going on to talk about, I guess. It happens. But I've been thinking about you all. Some of you who keep blogs, I've been a-lurking. And sometimes I've left a comment, most times I didn't. But I was there. You lovely blogger friends get my day going, you really do. And I thank you for it.

Got Mega? I couldn't believe all the craziness with this latest Lotto jackpot nonsense. Are people insane? You might as well roll up a dollar bill and light it like a cigar for all that you're wasting your money. Still, 600 million odd dollars sure is a lot of moolah. Guess it's kind of hard to stay rational when such a huge sum is at stake. Good luck to the three winners who got all the numbers. Your lives are going to change forever. Someone asked me what I would do with the money if I won. I said: well, I wouldn't know until it actually happened. But the very first thing I would do would be to hire an accountant and a lawyer. Then another lawyer to watch them two. Yes sir, I'm PARANOID like that!

Tomorrow's April 1st and you know what that means: APRIL FOOL! Ha-ha, no actually, I hate April Fool's Day. I don't know why I said that. More importantly, tomorrow is Game of Thrones premiere night. AWESOME! You know this particular April fool will be right there come 9:00 pm with ale in hand and ready to kickstart another 10 episodes of his favorite show on television right now. I'm trying not to squee! too loudly here, don't you know?

Well, I hope this has been a lovely March for everyone. I barely felt it come and go, that's how out of it I've been these past few weeks. But now that the warmer weather is coming, maybe I'll try to embrace it for once and forget about the awful non-event of a winter we had this year. If I can't have my snow, then maybe I'll have plenty of my next two favorite things: rain and thunder! I'm particular hoping for some spectacular boomers this summer. I also get the feeling we're going to be in for an interesting hurricane season, too, which is always fun for me to keep track of.

Good night, folks!


Kim Kasch said...

Missed you. But I'm sure you'll have plenty to talk about now with GOT back on ;)

Botanist said...

Welcome back, David! A winter without snow? Sounds like we might have had more than you guys this year, with our usual dusting or two :)

Well, I know winter is your season, but spring is mine. Can't wait to clean off the deck, get the outdoor furniture set up again, and see how our rusting hulk of a barbecue is faring.

Yvonne said...

Hey you! You've been missed! I remember when you posted a picture of the "sliver" of snow flakes that fell upon your fair city. I was super jealous! One day, I hope to make it to New York during your snow days! You are so lucky that you're immune to allergies. And? You suck! ;) I kid, I kid. It's just that I am one of those allergy sufferers. And it totally knocks me out! March flew by, for sure! I'm just happy that the time changed and my days of sunlight will be longer!

Antares Cryptos said...

Winter is coming :)
This may mean I have to stay away from your blog for 10 weeks;)
Have you seen the merchandising?

David Batista said...

I'm probably not going to talk too much about Game of Thrones, actually. I don't think I'll be doing my episode reactions this year, due to the same lack of time that is responsible for my decreased blogging as of late. Those things take a lot out of me to write!

David Batista said...

And the pirate ship, don't forget that! :)

David Batista said...

Yeah, even I have to admit that sometimes the increased amount of sunlight is welcomed. I'm feeling good about the season change.

David Batista said...

Oh yes, Ant. I've seen it! I'm still waiting for them to have proper beer mugs carved out of horn like on the show. If they ever get those, then I'm an instant customer! :)

Oh, and you won't have to stay away. As I mentioned in the comments above, I'm not writing any episode reviews this year. At least, I don't think I am. I'm pretty sure I'm not. But if I do, I'll let everyone know beforehand.

And then you can run for the hills. Ha!

Jennifer Hillier said...

All you need is a dollar and dream...

Problem is, folks spend hundreds of dollars on that dream, which statistically will never, ever come true.

I don't think we have crazy lotteries like this in Canada? I think Ontario's jackpot last weekend was a measly $8 million. Ha.

Ashe Hunt said...

No allergies for me either. Super immune system in effect! Yeah, winter sucked! I need my recaps,man! :-)

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