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Beware the Almost Ides of March

March 14, 2012

Seventy degrees on March 14 in the Twin Cities is unheard of. Add to that a canvas of beautiful blue skies and a light westerly breeze and everybody wants to be doing something outside.

Almost everyone.

I’m generally pretty much content looking at nice weather through a window, but today even I was feeling like I should be out there. I tried to ignore the feeling, but my crazy inner voice kept on noodging me – and I’m weak – so I went out. Yes, mom, I wore a hat. I’m walking and thinking how nice it is outside and before my rational mind even has a chance to convince my crazy mind that it’s time to turn around and go back home, a little bug or something flew into my ear.

Wonderful.

Welcome to summer.

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  1. March 14, 2012 5:50 pm

    You’re kidding right? If not, it’s okay, just cracked me up. So, no time soon will you be strolling through the parks, thankful spring has arrived early. Again, it’s okay….

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    • Michael Fishman permalink
      March 15, 2012 6:30 am

      No, not kidding. I don’t do very well outside so I try to avoid it when possible! But I will be in parks soon because there are so many good pictures to take in parks and by the river.

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  2. Sonel permalink
    March 15, 2012 8:37 am

    LOL! Then you won’t want to visit us in the summer with all the muggies. Small, tiny, flying insects and millions of them. When Simba and I walk down to the dam we have to do it with closed mouths. heheheh. What does help for summer insects is Citronella Oil and Lemon Grass oil. I love the smell and they don’t! Enjoy Michael. I can’t wait to see your photographs. 🙂

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  3. March 15, 2012 10:14 am

    Sorry to hear you don’t do well outside. But, glad you do go to the parks. Nature is so calming for me. By the way, pizza is my favorite. Where I live it’s hard to find a good place. But, when I do it’s worth the wait. My favorite is Filippi’s in Little Italy, San Diego. If your ever in San Diego California I highly recommend it.

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  4. Rebekah permalink
    March 15, 2012 3:29 pm

    The Ides of March is upon us as I type. We had a nice snow cover this morning. Summer will soon be here … can’t say I’m looking forward to it.

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  5. janesinfinitewisdom permalink
    March 23, 2012 9:25 pm

    There are 2 reasons why I won’t want to ever move to Minnesota:

    1) Snow in winter.
    2) Bugs in summer.

    Otherwise, I’m fairly certain I’d love Minnesota.

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    • Michael Fishman permalink
      March 24, 2012 4:33 am

      Minnesota is pretty cool weatherwise. For about two weeks a year. I think I’d be better off in someplace like Arizona or northern Florida.

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