Spring is here, yay!

So remember this post from a while back? When Maryland, DC, and Virginia were buried in the snow, with no end of the snow in sight? Yeah, that snow has completely melted away due to some beautiful weather (okay, at least where I’m standing in Maryland, DC and Virginia people, hope it’s all melted there too. That’d just be cruel otherwise.), and the flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and the Bradford Pear Trees that line my street are once again stinking up the street. But really, isn’t that what spring means? Stinky yet beautiful trees? And the forsythia are in bloom. I had a springy bouquet of yellow tulips and purple irises in my room last week to look at. And the Cherry Blossom Festival is here. Although I probably won’t go. I have this thing against the mega-crowds. And millions of tourists clogging up the metro stations. And I’ve been so many times. But they are beautiful. And the metro stations are crazy. One note to anyone who might not (somehow) know this… when you put a 20 dollar bill into the farecard machine at the metro station, and then you only decide on 5 dollars to put on your farecard, you will get about 15 dollars back in quarters. And if I’m near you when you get all that money back in quarters, I will shout “JACKPOT!” at the top of my lungs. I can’t help it. My weird brain thinks it’s funny. I did it once before. I was heading into classes at Columbia Union College (Now Washington Adventist University, but good luck getting me to call it that… I can’t help it, it’s been CUC all my life.) and someone was getting their day farecard to see the blossoms. And got all those quarters back. Hey, I was in the midst of studying for finals, I’d been up late, and had woken up early. It seemed funny to yell “JACKPOT!” at the time…

Posting pictures of lovely spring later. And next week I get to see the full bloom of spring in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the other place I took college courses, Southern Adventist University. And let me tell you, there is nothing as gorgeous as the SAU Campus in the spring. Well, except maybe the  SAU Campus in the fall… I’ll get the pictures from there too, when I get back next week.


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