March went in like a Lambish Lion and out like a lionish lamb! And April has come in like a Lioness in heat. She can’t make up her mind on which male lion is worthy of her attention I guess. We had Friday at 70 degrees, playing frisbee outside and amazing sunny day fun, and later crazy ass pouring rain. Saturday was rainy and 50, ending with a very late night snowfall, and yesterday was 30 degrees all day. Today is snow snow snow. You’d think it was February to look outside. The roads are utter shite, and the salt trucks appeared at the point when they could no longer do much good. All I can say is that I wish places of work would still pay you if you have to call off because of weather. Oh well! But let’s see what kind of animal April seems like as it progresses. You’ll be sure to hear it from me.
March has “leaped” out from under a day that only exists once every four years, and to turn the old cliche, has certainly come in like a lion, but sort of a lamb-ish lion. From a totally calm night, out of nowhere we were struck with gale force winds, which caused much creaking in the old house where our apartment is located. A restless night to say the least, but come morning, a beautiful, calm, clear day awaited us. Given I didn’t do a whole lot today, it wouldn’t have really mattered what kind of day we were faced with, but this month has been begun by a lamb in lion’s clothing as far as I can tell, plus the unseasonable weather, that is the new normal. Because climate change is alive and well and can not any longer be ignored, reason enough to choose your Super Tuesday vote wisely. This is the most important election of the modern age, and businessmen, bigotry and all this talk of building walls, and climate change deniers will no longer be tolerated, in a race for one of the most important jobs in the land. The fate of the world rests in all our hands, all of them. I mean, I think Leonardo Dicaprio summed it up pretty nicely in his Oscar speech the other day.
And speaking of Oscars, who else thought The Martian was totally snubbed, not to mention amazing pictures like Star Wars? And Mad Max winning one award? Sure. But four or five? No. I’ve never seen it so I might change my tune when I get around to seeing it, but probably not. And movies worth your attention should include the new biopic of true Olympic underdog Eddie Edwards, “Eddie The Eagle” starring Taron Edgerton, who delivers a performance just as perfect as his performance in Kingsman, two very different movies, very different characters, and one very talented young Brit. Keep your eyes on this one. One day let’s hope he wins all the awards.
One final note on climate change, please stop acting all surprised when the weather is “weird.” It’s the new normal guys, and we can no longer afford to be apathetic about it. Sure we can’t prevent it, and it may even be too late to slow some of the effects down, but if we all do our part, we can at the very least live with our consequences. But let us never lose hope, and don’t think we can just ignore it and have it fix itself, because it won’t. And let’s keep lobbying companies and corporations to make everything less disposable, and let’s reuse reuse reuse, whenever possible. Composting, recycling, reading, researching, listening, paying attention, and generally caring for other living things will all be valid contributions to the fight for our world, and for our and it’s future. it really is a beautiful place after all.
We will March Forward with our hearts in our hands, our eyes on the skies, and our ears turned toward the concerns of each other. Oh and as an afterthought: Donald Trump, you are FIRED!