I’m not sure if you noticed, but it snowed a little bit this morning. Hadn’t you already forgotten what snow was like? It was such a gorgeous, late winter/early spring weekend. And yesterday marked the beginning of Daylight Savings Time! Or was it the end? Who knows? Who cares? It means that it will now be light outside well past six o’clock, one of the surest harbingers of warmer days to come. So who cares really about a little bit of snow this morning? It’s supposed to be almost 60 degrees later today. And 60 again tomorrow! Spring is here! Except, you know, that it’s going to drop back into the teens and snow on Thursday.
Yes, for the second time this year, I am employing a Godfather reference to describe this winter’s weather. Only this time, it’s more along the lines of when Michael Corleone says, “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” Such is the case with this relentless winter. And it’s not small coincidence that this Godfather quote is from Godfather III, the shittiest of the trilogy, the one everyone wants to forget. Well, we all want to forget this winter too, but it doesn’t seem likely, because it doesn’t seem like this winter is ever going to go away. The forecast for Wednesday shows plummeting temperatures and rain that will turn into snow by Thursday, when lows are expected to bottom out at around 14 degrees. Perfect. I was really starting to miss this winter, weren’t you? Oh, you weren’t? You’ve been spending the past two months looking at Los Angeles real estate sites? Quitter! (Though I have to say, there are crazy good deals to be found in Los Feliz. Not that I was looking or anything.)
Hang in there, everybody. Only a couple more months before we can all complain about the torrential rains of spring, followed by the blistering summer heat. I. Can’t. Wait.
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