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Ramsin / April 6, 2004 11:16 AM

I've never experienced this thing, "spring,"? What is this thing?

Andrew / April 6, 2004 11:19 AM

It seems like we will -- we've had a pretty mild April so far (which isn't to say we won't get another quick flurry or two) and that tends to point toward spring-like weather through May into June. At the very least, I hope it means we'll have a warmer summer than last year.

Naz / April 6, 2004 11:35 AM

I don't mind the cooler summer though last year was the first since I've been here that I've never been in the lake. Never went and since the water never really warmed up, it was probably a good thing.

Butros Galli / April 6, 2004 11:36 AM

Sure why not. They're easy to find. Maybe some weird surplus store might have a rather large spring. Bouncy and all you know.

Pete / April 6, 2004 12:10 PM

Sure, if by "spring" you mean "three days of pleasant warmth before the heat, humidity and ozone alerts kick in."

Brenda / April 6, 2004 3:20 PM

My apartment management company seems to be under the delusion that spring is *already* here, thus their refusal to turn up the heat despite 30 and 40-degree temperatures. I hope Spring comes soon, because it's still winter inside my apartment and I am tired of being a captive popsicle.

Ian / April 6, 2004 4:40 PM

*fingers crossed*

Benjy / April 6, 2004 5:42 PM

I'm just hoping Spring knows when it's time is up and let summer move in. No more of this spring until July crap we had last year.

Shasta MacNasty / April 6, 2004 7:13 PM

We just got a taste of it today! Woo hoo!

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