Summer in the City. In January.

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Well, now we’re sick of the picture at the top of the blog.  YF could have done a little better from that lot that we tipped him off to (yep, it was us that found the trove), we think, but instead he went with the shot that featured his sweetheart someone who didn’t win the MVP.  Shocker.  So now we’ve taken the liberty of putting up a picture of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In January.  Yep, that’s right: it’s 70 degrees and the cherry blossoms are out.  No joke.  This was on the news this morning. (the picture is an archive shot of other trees, but does represent what the news was showing to some extent).

I’d normally take the opportunity to rant about how we ought to raise mileage requirements for cars, or increase research dollars for wind power, when stuff like this happens.  But today I am inclined to ask Bud Selig and friends to just get everyone to Florida, RIGHT NOW. I see no reason why, in this age of 70-degree-January 6ths, we can’t just start baseball season early.  We all need it.  Bad. 

Play Ball?!

12 comments… add one
  • My prediction is that opening day for both of our teams will be under the showers of snow and freezing winds.
    This planet is screwed. I can remember when it started snowing pretty regularly here in CT towards the middle of November. By Jan, we were all so tired of the snow and ice we couldn’t stand it.
    For what it’s worth, I wore nothing more than a t-shirt and shorts on my run this morning, and I was perfectly comfortable. It’s crazy.

    Brad January 6, 2007, 11:56 am
  • sf, i just found something we agree on…see, it was only a matter of time…are we both getting too mellow here?…by the way, pretty picture…
    brad, al gore was right…

    dc January 6, 2007, 12:02 pm
  • where’s the pic? i did volunteer work at BBG for years – would love to see it

    Andrews January 6, 2007, 1:46 pm
  • I dunno how much older you are than I, Brad, if at all, but whern I was a kid in CT, I remember several winters where it didn’t snow until January. Definitely a disappointment when you’re rooting for a White Christmas every year.

    Paul SF January 6, 2007, 3:41 pm
  • Oh yeah, Paul. I agree, but I can remember when it started near thanksgiving and gave it to us good once a week or so. It doesn’t always snow, but it’s never, ever been like this. And, I’m 29. Ugh, I don’t even like saying it. The bad one is just around the corner.

    Brad January 6, 2007, 4:01 pm
  • ah, there it is – beautiful.
    if you’re worried about 30 brad, wait until you hit 40… there are no brakes

    Andrews January 6, 2007, 4:46 pm
  • Well I’m about to hit the big two-five this year, so… I’ll shut up now, lol
    Anyway, it’s 45 degrees in West Texas today. Go figure.

    Paul SF January 6, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • By the way Brad. 30 isn’t so bad…31 is when it starts to get a little weird.

    walein January 6, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • Remember when it snowed in CT in November? Jeeze, it did that two years ago. I remember watching Turkeys walk through my yard the day before thanksgiving and realizing what a long winter it was going to be…
    I don’t disagree that this is bizarre, and Al Gore may be right, but it’s not the end just yet… I for one like not spending money on the oil! (Kidding)

    SoxSpot January 6, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • I went “snowboarding” today. Ya, more like slushboarding, and badly at that..

    Lar January 7, 2007, 12:27 am
  • I’m in Florida, having been teaching at the University of Miami, and staying today at the Micheal Graves’ designed hotel at Disney (I’m an architect, what can I say?) It’s 10º to 15º warmer than usual. When New York is Miami-on-the-Hudson, Miami’s going to be hell.
    Of course it’s not the end yet, but turning this around will take time. And it’s not like Americans are going to give up their gas-guzzling SUVs and oil-guzzling McMansions overnight.

    john January 7, 2007, 9:40 am
  • i live in florida too…only been here a year, but my heating bill [yep, some of us need heat down here] for this month last year was double what it was this year…plants and flowers are confused as heck…i have to say that i am enjoying the shorts and tee-shirt advantage…fishing’s been good too…

    dc January 7, 2007, 9:53 am

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