What a difference a day makes

YESTERDAY: Cruised to the grocery store with the car windows down, spent the afternoon lazing on the deck in the sun with just an extra sweatshirt on reading an old Larry Niven. My daughter inspected the multiple green shoots from the iris, crocus and daffodil bulbs we planted last fall.

TODAY: The yard is coated with ice, forecast calls for snow, winter coats, hats and mittens are again adorning my children. My son grumbles that daylight savings means he must, once again, get up in darkness to catch the middle school bus.

Sigh. March. Sigh.

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3 thoughts on “What a difference a day makes

  1. Well, another winter is almost over and March true to form has come in like a lion, and hopefully will go out like a lamb. At least that’s how March works here in the United States.

    But did you know that March behaves differently in other countries? In Norway, for example, March comes in like a polar bear and goes out like a walrus. Or, take the case of Honduras where March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a salt marsh harvest mouse.

    Let’s compare this to the Maldive Islands where March comes in like a wildebeest and goes out like an ant. A tiny, little ant about this big.

    Unlike the Malay Peninsula where March comes in like a worm-eating fernbird and goes out like a worm-eating fernbird. In fact, their whole year is like a worm-eating fernbird.

    Or consider the Republic of South Africa where March comes in like a lion and goes out like a different lion. Like one has a mane, and one doesn’t have a mane. Or in certain parts of South America where March swims in like a sea otter, and then it slithers out like a giant anaconda.

    There you can buy land real cheap, you know. And there’s a country where March hops in like a kangaroo, and stays a kangaroo for a while, and then it becomes a slightly smaller kangaroo. Then, then, then for a couple of days it’s sort of a cross between a, a frilled lizard and a common house cat.

    Wait wait wait wait. Then it changes back into a smaller kangaroo, and then it goes out like a, like a wild dingo. Now, now, and it’s not Australia! Now, now, you’d think it would be Australia, but it’s not!

    Now look, pal! I know a country where March comes in like an emu and goes out like a tapir. And they don’t even know what it means! All right? Now listen, there are nine different countries, where March comes in like a frog, and goes out like a golden retriever. But that- that’s not the weird part! No, no, the weird part is, is the frog. The frog- The weird part is-

    [has seizure and falls off chair]

  2. Ah, that saves me from searching it out. I was looking for it on YouTube this morning but they yank SNL skits pretty quickly (that’s a classic John Belushi, in case anyone was in the dark).

  3. I tried to find it YouTube as well, and couldn’t. So, I had to settle for the text version.

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