Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Don't Taunt Me, Weatherman

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I'm sitting in the den/spare bedroom/office in the sun, watching the grass get greener.

Yesterday they were calling for snow today and a mild plus 10 on Saturday. Now it's Wednesday, and they say it'll be sunny and plus 15 all weekend.

Do they do this on purpose? To motivate the working (or...not) masses to pull through, pony up and make it through the week? We slog through the paperwork and laundry and grocery shopping and mediocre prime-time television of the hum-drum weekdays with only a hazy fantasy of patios and barbeques and cold beer and sunlight to help us through.

Seriously, Environment Canada, if you are lying to me about this weekend's forecast? I will stab you in the neck with a pen. That is mostly an empty threat because I'm anti-violence. But the feelings behind it are genuine.