March Madness

6 Mar
Ides of MarchMarch is a mad month. College students party like crazy on a week-long break, usually on a beach, where they drink too much and indulge in general debauchery. The weather can’t decide if it’s winter or spring (at least this far north of the equator) and Mother Nature teases us with a few days of mild pseudo-spring temperatures, followed by bone-chilling Arctic winter air.  On St. Patrick’s Day people of Irish descent (and everybody else) enjoy green beer in pubs decorated with shamrocks.
The Ides of March have become a metaphor for impending doom. What is an ‘ide’, anyway? Apparently it represents the middle of a month with 31 days on the Roman calendar– in other words, March 15th: the date Julius Cesar was back-stabbed 23 times on the street by people whom he trusted. Understandably, a very bad omen.
For this grumpy blogger, March also means that time of year where I escape this dreadful Canadian winter for a while and head south to Florida, along with thousands of other Snowbirds.
Wishing you all a crazy, mad March, in whichever way you choose to spend it.

4 Responses to “March Madness”

  1. kathleenkaskawrites March 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Florida? Take me with you. It’s a great time of year to be there. Have fun.

    • nancyelauzon March 6, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

      I know, I can’t really be too grumpy about that, LOL!

  2. Jewel Divas Style March 17, 2015 at 1:03 am #

    March is mad here in South Australia too. We’ve had the Adelaide Cup (horse race), Womadelaide, The Clipsal (car race), The Fringe Festival, Adelaide Writer’s Week, The Adelaide Festival, plus the Santos bike race in Feb. It’s hectic the first few months and then…nothing…for the rest of the year!

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