I know a lot of places still look like a snowman vomited ferociously all over them, but for the towns which are currently getting toasted under Over-Excited Sun (which should be a meme), Happy Spring!
Spring is the time for suddenly getting really interested and obsessed for things you usually hate, like gardening and exercise (only to drop it after the newness wears off). It is that one magical season in which Flu season blends with Allergy season, and spotting half-dead newbie gardeners with manic expressions who have no idea what they're doing becomes everyone's favorite pastime. It is when teachers and professors suddenly don't mind grading things because they can do it sitting outside in the silky breeze, so they throw caution to the wind and give students weekly quizzes (with no revision, because they don't like the outdoors THAT much, silly!).
Long story short, it's a majestical time filled with happy people going barefoot as long as they stay on plush grass, and most of all, Spring is an excellent reminder that I was supposed to get in shape before Spring. And I don't know about you, but once Spring comes, I wear spring dresses and T-sandals even if I have to walk to school in a blizzard, BECAUSE IT IS SPRING AND I WILL NOT WASTE IT JUST BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER. THE WEATHER DOESN'T KNOW ME. IT DOESN'T KNOW WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH.
It also gives me the courage and insanity to be a functioning member of society, and I know the long-term commitments I am going to undoubtedly make this spring will be highly regretted come summer. For example, filling out a very extensive form to become a Junior Leader of my city. They have a section where you fill out all the extra-curricular activities you are in, and there are like twenty spots. I have two of said spots filled out at the moment, and to be honest, i'm not sure the Harry Potter fanclub even counts. And the other one is of a brief stint I had being an animal shelter volunteer two years ago for like a week before my parents had to pull me out, since, apparently, "I became too emotionally involved" with any animal I encountered. On the one hand, I agree, since my sanity would have been lost if even one of the animals had been put down or something while I was there, but on the other hand, do they really want someone who DOESN'T get emotionally attached taking care of the animals? Because I would rather have someone who wants to adopt all the animals she takes care of, than a raging sociopath.
They also want to have me write a little essay about a leadership experience I had previously. That's going to be hard, because the only leadership gig I had was on a Government class field trip, where I had to give a speech. I ended up choking, hyperventilating, and being led off the stage crying by my panicking teacher. So....should I just write that, and maybe they'll let me in on a pity-ride?
See, Spring gives me that kind of upbeat optimism which, unfortunately, lasts all year. So I am this constant whirlwind of annoying upbeatism, which flies about my school, knocking people down and making them fail at everything they try to do, because my optimism has a defect; it is permanent, it cannot be cured by antibiotics or chemo, and it is always accompanied by horrific embarrassment of you, or your family for knowing you.
But Spring, we still love you, because you're Spring! You jerk.
And, in case you ever have wanted to see what I look like in real life: