Sure, it still FEELS like winter, and a really bad one at that, but spring is coming, though it's still 29 days away. To hasten its arrival, we’re counting down the 29 signs that winter is ending. Think of them as crocuses peeking through the snow –- metaphorically, if not literally.
Spring training! After all, winter in Florida feels like spring in the rest of the country. Those lucky major leaguers.
Days are getting longer. Yay! Commuting isn’t shuttling back and forth in the dark anymore!
|3. Good riddance to seasonal drinks|
Everyone is sick of “seasonal” drinks at Starbucks. Sure, those gingerbread lattes sounded good in December, but by February the world has moved onto grande black coffees.
|4. V-day sale candy|
Valentine’s Day candy is on sale at drugstores. Pro tip: stock up the boxes now for future apologies.
And we’ve moved on to Peeps and Cadbury Eggs. Pro tip: stock up on them now to treat your Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Spring collections are out -- an nary a down jacket to be found.
Wedding invitations are pouring in. Good thing they sent you those “save the date” magnets back in fall.
College kids are taking midterms. Which is followed by ...
|9. Spring break|
Spring Break, woohooo! On second thought, maybe the residents of Florida aren’t so lucky.
Time to register for 5Ks. Or at least get ready to contribute to your coworker’s walkathon.
|11. No mo' snow|
It’s scientifically impossible for it to snow anymore. Hasn't been proven yet, but it FEELS right.
|12. Warm temps|
This week, temperatures are warming up. Wow! 53 degrees!
|13. No more foggy breath|
Which means our breath will stop being visible. Kids will stop all looking like little chain-smokers.
|14. Farewell, dog booties.|
Small doggies are starting to sweat in their little snow booties. Awwwwww.
|15. Sale on coats|
It’s that perfect time of year when jackets AND swimsuits are cheap. Sales! Sales! Sales everywhere!
|16. Workout season|
Magazines are telling you how to get a “perfect bikini body.” Okay, they always do this, but now even more so.
Pick out your prom dress, high schoolers. But know that someday, they’ll look as cheesy as '80s prom dresses do today.
|18. Game of Thrones|
Game of Thrones is sending out teaser trailers. Winter is ending!
|19. Movies that are ... meh.|
Movie quality is down. Sure, you can still see Oscar bait, but you can also see "Vampire Academy."
|20. Summer blockbuster trailers|
But summer blockbusters are rolling out ads. Apparently there is going to be another Godzilla movie?
|21. Stir-crazy people|
An epic case of cabin fever. Another two months of winter and the human race might go extinct.
|22. Dwindling flu|
Flu numbers are dwindling. Which means pollen allergy numbers will soon rise.
|23. No more X-mas lights|
Christmas lights are down from shop fronts. Except for those few crazy stragglers who keep them up year-round.
|24. Summer music fests|
Summer music festivals are announcing their line-ups. Outkast, Muse, Arcade Fire, and that stoner you had a crush on in college will all be there.
|25. Girl Scout cookies.|
Girl Scout cookies! Girl Scout cookies! Girl Scout cookies!
|26. Buh-bye, New Year's Resolutions|
People have given up on their New Year's Resolutions. Did you hear me? I said GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.
|27. No more sale flights|
Flights are no longer on sale. Stay the heck in Dodge.
Taxes. Hey, not everything about spring is fun.
You’re actually starting to socialize again. Good-bye, Netflix! Hello, actually seeing people besides your coworkers!