Thursday, March 22, 2007

Why I love Spring....

I have to say that my favorite time of year now that I am getting older is the springtime. I used to love the summer (no school), winter (SNOW! no school maybe). But now that I have been working full-time for 7 years and my life has changed so much, I have to say that I look forward to the spring time with more enthusiasm than a six year old on Christmas morning.

As an adult I don't get to enjoy the summer like when we were kids (Except for baseball which is my favorite sport to watch).For some reason it's not as fun to walk into work on a 95 degree day in a shirt and tie as it was to spend all day at the pool. Work really sucks the fun out of everything doesn't it. Even summer vacations are not as fun. Now when we take off from work for a week, what do we have to look forward to when we get back??? MORE WORK!!! Plus, now we have to plan and pay for the vacation. It was a lot better when mom and dad were taking care of all that BS.

Fall. Ah fall. Football is probably the best thing about Fall. I am always looking forward to the start of the college football season. (WA-HOO-WA!). It's the best! I even looked forward to the fall when I was a kid. A new school year. A bunch of new clothes. But now (except for football) what do I have to look forward to?? The sun starts setting earlier. The days are longer. It's getting colder. It makes me so dam depressed! And then the NBA starts up.... FANTASTIC!!!
(I hate the NBA)

And finally winter. The MOST depressing of all the months. The sun is up for about 5 hours a day. It's cold as hell, but we never get any snow. Three years ago I learned to snowboard. That actually game me something to look forward to in the winter. But since it never snows here I only get to go a few times a year. 4 to 6 times the past 2 years, 1 time this year.

And then Spring comes. Daylight savings time makes the days longer. Spring training is going on. Mark Prior and Carey Wood are on the DL. It just feels right!!!! And my favorite part of spring is that St. Patty's day is the start of the outdoor drinking festivals here in Richmond. Last weekend was Shamrock-the-Block. An outdoor drinking festival in Shockoe Bottom (a cool historical part in the City Limits). This weekend is the Church Hill Irish Festival. A 2 days outdoor drinking festival. We actually stretch St. Patty's day into 2 weeks of drinking!! How great is that!?!?!?!?!?! There is something about drinking outside in the middle of the day on a beautiful spring day that really makes me happy. And that is why I love Spring.

PS> April 14th is the Strawberry Hill Races. The best day of the year!!! HUGE horse races with tons of drinking and beautiful girls in sundresses!!!!


the butler said...

dude, you should come out and visit the sondog, c-lo, and myself.

We live here

DMo said...

I like what you had to say Whitey. In my mind as it may be in yours, all things in life come back to drinking outside on a nice warm day.

Summer, great, warm. Life is good with a plethra of fun things to do. One of which, yes, drinking outside in your sandals. The thing is though, it's all being taken for granted which is realized when....

Fall, football, great. I'm excited about my fantasy team and the upcoming season yet saddened by the thought of what's to come and all the things I won't be able to do until next summer.

Winter, cold, sad. I lived in Vail with a ski pass and still didn't give a shit about snowboarding. Don't get me wrong, it's fun but so far down on my list that I don't even bother with it anymore. It's cold and drinking inside watching football is up higher on my list. Choice made.

Spring, happiness, booze. Best time of year for sure. Remember those college days when it's first sunny. Outside at your favorite bar while your classes are taking place. Girls come out of the woodwork in tank tops and shorts to give you a purpose to living once again. All the time you spent in the gym after new years for your resolution has all led to this moment...sitting outside drinking on a warm spring day. You're feeling good and looking good too. It truley is my Nirvana and all things lead to and from those moments.

I'm now heading outside for a beer in the 81 degree day that awaits me. Hey Ryan, what's the temp in Vail? Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

Whitey219 said...


I want to get out west to board SOOO BAD!!!! But right now I can't afford it. With the wedding coming up and trying to get a new job.


Thanks for the response! I loved it. I work at VCU and live about 5 blocks off campus. I love to get home at about 4 o'clock and then grab my doggie and walk her through campus!! And the spring is the best time to do it. The girls have their bodys barely covered, actting like they have never seen the sunlight. It's wonderful!

And one of my favorite memories is sitting on the front porch of the fraternity house (skipping class) and drinking beer all day and talking to everyone who walks by...