As I commented a little over a week ago, the end of winter did not bring about the end of cold weather. Because I work at night, and a lot of my time is spent outdoors, I always pay close attention to the weather. Last week, I was still wearing the thermal undershirt and a couple of other layers, topped off with a thick hooded sweatshirt. Today, it's supposed to hit about 80F (approximately 27C). I've traded the thermals for shorts and a nerdy-yet-macho classic American Museum of Natural History T-shirt:
I've been suspecting that we'd jump from winter weather to summer weather without having much of a spring, and that seems to be the case locally. In the Rocky Mountains, blizzard conditions are prevailing. Of course, the blizzard in the Rockies doesn't mean that global warming is a hoax- spring storms in the Rockies have always been the norm (back in 1993, in the course of a cross-country road trip, my friends and I encountered a sudden blizzard so fierce we had to pull off the highway and weather the storm in a diner because of the "whiteout" conditions). At the risk of sounding like a shallow dumbass, part of me is not lamenting this, because I don't have a good mid-season jacket. That being said, I am dreading this summer- I can foresee being a giant sweatloaf.
That being said, somebody's going to enjoy the day by taking a nice long walk.