Monday, March 8, 2010

Summer Fever

72 degrees!

Today was a beautiful, summery day. Such a shame to be inside at the office. But then, a lovely ride home.

However, the weather seemed to make everyone else squirrely. I heard the first yelling motorist in months. She was yelling not just at me, but at the cars in front of her as well. How dare we travel on her road, make turns, and stop at traffic lights! Whatever. Maybe they've been yelling the whole time, and I just couldn't hear them because their windows were rolled up... But more likely, people are feeling cooped up in their cars. I know traffic has been bad for motorists lately, especially on the expressways. In addition to pent-up driver frustrations, there were also blissful pedestrians crossing the road without looking, people taking a drive around the block in junky cars that could barely move, and a few misbehaving bicyclists. Alas.

Fortunately, the weather was too nice to worry about all that. It's better to notice the sun on your face and the breeze on your skin.


  1. Wow, 72 degrees! I would say I'm jealous, but I remember how much I hate Southern summers, with the 90's and the humidity. At least, that's what I tell my poor Chicago soul to make it feel better.

    Interesting that you heard the first yelling motorist in months. I was thinking about that phenomenon myself today, wondering when the honkers and shouters will come out of hibernation (I've had no incidents all winter).

  2. Yes, unfortunately the beautiful spring weather is just a lead-in to the summer heat and humidity. I would be happy if it never got over 80!