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The end of winter.   It officially ended at 11:57 AM Central Time today.    One look outside says that there's nothing "official" about it (maybe it's time to call the Season Cops to haul it away).  Winter is still like an unwelcome guest that just doesn't leave.

Today is the first day of Spring, believe it or not.  Hurry, please, with the flowers, green grass, birds, and critters that tell us summer is coming soon.


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Please come in. You're invited to make yourself at home! Join us beneath the doodle...

Silly me.  Little did I know when I put out Top Comments:  Fun in the Snow on January 5, that this winter, which had started so early, snowed so much, and became so cold that natural gas, propane and heating oil prices soared, would last this long.  And nobody knew it was going to extend into areas that hadn't seen snow or cold in decades.  

That January 5 diary was intended as a laugh at the already harsh conditions, but the laugh ended up being on us as winter has kept going like the Energizer Bunny. It's just kept on going and going and going.  We've had enough.

Time for another pick me up, some snark, and hopefully, the last winter wink we need before actually seeing some greenery.  Hopefully, winter will take the hint, pack it's icy  bags and leave.

So, here we go again!

My hand is raised up.  Enough.  I surrender.
OMG.  Please melt slowly to prevent flooding.
Much more artistic than writing "Wash Me".
Wouldn't it be nice if snow didn't randomly fall, but organized itself into sculpture?  Imagine the shoveling that would be saved.
Ain't it the truth.
That's way too much fun in the snow for this time of year.  
Even the guys in charge of creating the mega snow piles in parking lots are sick of it.
Best. Car. Cartoon. Ever.
Too much?  
Someone has way too much time on their hands.
I know the feeling.  I surrender.
I know April usually has a "surprise" or two in store, but maybe this year we've had our full load and the Surprise Bag is empty.  We'll see.

Happy First Day of Spring.

March 20, 2014

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  3) can't read this now. by cgvjelly — 133
  4) You ask great questions ... by Paul Hogarth — 132
  5) Republico spins again by annieli — 129
  6) There were times when news like this by pajoly — 125
  7) HIPAA -- ha ha ha by Dallasdoc — 116
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  9) The it's-all-perfectly-legal by pajoly — 94
10) Lolz - Politico's fave goal: dividing Democrats by ericlewis0 — 89
11) So this sounds like the kind of law Franco by OllieGarkey — 86
12) What bothers me by Rosalie907 — 78
13) The more time that passses, the more clearly by bobdevo — 75
14) How bad does the sex have to get by common green — 71
15) Perhaps you should stop smashing your head on by JML9999 — 69
16) Obama's life a living hell? by JeffW — 69
17) and... "If you're not doing anything wrong, by PhilJD — 69
18) Reach out Horace by Shockwave — 68
19) Of course it's not the third way dems by AoT — 68
20) many days i go to bed thinking by ridemybike — 67
21) actually.... by ridemybike — 68
22) are you aware by Laurence Lewis — 65
23) Which one? He has had 3 so far. by Mike S — 61
24) And welcome back, by the way ... by Paul Hogarth — 61
25) Indeed. My wife is in healthcare as well. by pajoly — 58
26) It's not just because Obama is black by ivorybill — 58
27) I can't resist by Joan McCarter — 58
28) A word about the PA Greens by Adam B — 57
29) What a creepy state Kansas is. This country by slouching — 56
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