The memory of a gentle snowfall is now turning to slush, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m over it. Winter, that is. I’m sick of clunky, all-weather boots, fed up with itchy woolen scarves and tired of those buy cialis plastic winter cubicle door thingies that are attached outside restaurants. (What do you call them, anyway?) In order to turn my Seasonal Affective Disorder around, I decided not to save my pennies and spring for one of those fancy light therapy lamps, but instead compile a list of dates that I am looking forward to. And they are:
March 10th: Daylight savings goes back into effect. Mo’ daylight, less problems. (Or at least it feels that way.)
March 20: The first day of spring That’s less than two months, people! Spring!!!
April 1st: Opening day of the baseball season. (Truth be told, I could care less about baseball, but people I love do and if they’re happy, I’m happy. I may be cranky, but I’m still nice.)
April 7th: Mad Men Season 6 premier! Yes, I realize that it’s lame that I included a television show on the list. But come on…it’s Mad Men. Series creator Anthony Weiner talks about the next season here.
April 10th: This is the day I have picked to pack away my winter boots and scarves, weather be damned. No matter what, I’ll just do it…and pull out my favorite pair of flip flops in anticipation of a sock-less existence in the future.
April 15th-ish: The annual Tulip Festival will take place at the West Side Community Garden on West 89th between Broadway and Amsterdam. One of my favorite hidden treasures in New York. Thousands of tulips in every hue imaginable. Tulip nirvana.
April 17th: The Tribeca Film Festival begins! Movies! DeNiro!
May 5th: Cinco de Mayo. Sexto de margaritas.
June 17th: Believe it or not, after over five long years, the construction on the Washington Square Park has a definite and final end date.
I feel better already. This should help get me through the next couple of weeks, no? What are you looking forward to?