Things that signal spring is either here or on the way:

  • I saw people with big heavy coats on and people wearing shorts all in the span of 100 metres.
  • My cycling club membership arrived in the mail.
  • Grocery stores have started selling a lot of greenery.
  • Smokers are no longer huddled in groups, but have started to wander.
  • The early morning bus stop is no longer bathed in darkness and the glare of headlights is less obvious.
  • The formless mass of humanity on the bus has ditched their puffy jackets (mostly).
  • I heard a child asking (well screaming really) his mom for ice cream.
  • The bike parking is now being used at the grocery store.
  • The various patios have opened for business, whether they be bars or coffee shops.
  • Construction still hasn’t finished and things advertised as opening in Spring don’t look anywhere near finished.
  • The mail carriers have changed their uniforms.
  • Hockey Playoffs have gotten more intense.
  • I have stuff to look at out the windows when I am drinking my coffee.
  • I hear birds making a lot of noise.

It will be official when I see:

  • a convertible with the top down.
  • someone eating ice cream outside.
  • a group ride that isn’t shivering for the first ten kilometres or wearing arm warmers.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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4 Responses to Spring…..?

  1. bribikes says:

    I love how variable people are when it comes to outdoor clothing in spring. One person feels like it is a shorts and yes shirt day, while the next person is still hunkering in a giant coat, I find it hilarious!

    • Anthony says:

      And it isn’t dependent on body type. I saw a huge lumbering kind of guy today and he had on a winter coat. I saw a thin (scrawny really) fellow and he was in shorts and a T.
      Go figure.

  2. Erika says:

    The next few days are going to be in the mid 80s here in SC. We skipped spring, apparently 😦

  3. beckysopenbook says:

    “The mail carriers have changed their uniforms.” Astute observation – and oh so true!

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