Yesterday was supposedly the first day of spring. Why is it so cold? What is all this white fluffy stuff? What is going to happen to the tulips? These are just a few of the questions that come to mind when winter prevails in late March. This my friend, is what we call Global Weirding.
1. odd weather occurrences: an alternative belief to global warming that climate change will result in weather related extremes, both hot and cold, becoming increasingly intense.
Although it doesn’t feel like spring quite yet, we can still pretend. Here’s three ways to get into a warm weather mindset and overcome your winter woes.
Nothing screams warm weather like an ice cold drink. Downtown’s many lunch spots, cafes, or restaurants offer many frosty beverages: milk shakes, margaritas, smoothies, or whatever floats your boat (mmm ice cream float). I just had a milk shake at Dallas Hot Wieners and it hit the spot. The heat is on inside, who needs to worry about the temperature outside. Do yourself a favor, order your first iced drink tomorrow.
If you really want to be imaginative, book a hotel and pretend you are on a summer vacation. Put on a bathing suit under your snow pants and head to the pool. Hilton Albany, the Holiday Inn Express, and Steuben Athletic Club are all equipped with this amenity.
Switch your computer screen’s desktop background to an exotic beach scene. Close your eyes, pretend you are at your favorite hot spot, and maybe, just maybe, it will feel like the weather is warmer.
Cross your fingers that this past winter storm was a fluke and that the weather starts acting less weird. Is it me or does it seem like the Groundhog is usually wrong? See you Downtown