Do you wear your favorite team’s colors for an important game? Or when you’re behind a car that hasn’t noticed that the traffic light’s turned green, do you say things like, “Okay, sir! Time to go! Move along, please!”
It’s not effective. Probably. Except I feel compelled to do things like that.Â Somehow it makes me feel better. It allows me to pretend that I have some sort of control of the situation.
So after today’s miserably cold and gloomy Saturday, it occurred to me that I still had an “Embrace Winter” page over there on the right-hand column of the blog. Well, I no longer embrace winter.Â I renounce winter, I cast winter aside with scorn. Begone, winter! And soÂ I made that page disappear, and I’ve replaced it with a Warm Weather’s Here page instead. Okay, so technically warm weather isn’t exactly here. But maybe if I just keep saying it, it will become true. If you’ve been reading for a while, it’s pretty much old news, but if you’ve only known about Capital District Fun for a few months, this page has a round-up of posts on playgrounds, pools, ice cream, and miscellaneous warm-weather destinations. And of course I’m always looking for suggestions.
Meanwhile, filed under the splendors of the internet, did you already see Tina Fey’s Prayer for Her Daughter? I laughed, I cried. And speaking of cool women, one of the blogs in my Google Reader that some of you might enjoy is Lady Journos! Basically it’s links to an eclectic mix of articles written by women.