A Forward Post
–The NCAA Final Four. Perhaps the greatest sports tournament because it is not too small like the NCAA football championship tournament or interminably too long like the Stanley Cup. It will be fun seeing which obscure school like Maryland–Baltimore County, Bucknell, or Florida Gulf Coast will knock off the perennial powers like Kansas and North Carolina.
–Spring Break. However, I haven’t gone on a spring break since the days of panty raids and toga parties at the Roman Colosseum.
–St. Patrick’s Day. Since I am of Celtic heritage, I will be wearing green, and my Irish eyes will be smiling. Just don’t hand me a plate of corned beef and cabbage. That stuff doesn’t make my erin go bragh.
–The return of Daylight Savings Time. The nights will start to become longer, and I will have more time to do activities outdoors rather than internet surfing in my bedroom.
–Nasty spring storms rather than nasty winter storms. At least I won’t have to worry about snowplows.
–Backyard barbecues. Food tastes better in the great outdoors than the less-than-great indoors.
–Putting away winter clothes. Unfortunately, that won’t happen for a few weeks.
–Insects. They are beginning to emerge from their winter naps. The moths are everywhere in my house, and soon I will be seeing pesky mosquitoes
–Crabgrass and weeds. I will have to mow the lawn every week or two until at least
–The Easter bunny and maybe a couple of Playboy bunnies as well.
–Arbor Day. Dogs especially like that particular day.
–Spring cleaning. Unfortunately, that chore doesn’t make me say, “Wow-wee!”
–Baseball’s opening day. The sounds of “Play Ball!” and fans burping after eating stale popcorn and drinking flat beer are the surest signs of spring.
The classic rock group Boston had a hit song called “Don’t Look Back”. Now is the time to look forward, not back.
Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day
You are really lost when you think you are going forward but you are actually going backward.