Here we are in March, in Missouri. We’ve seen the whole gamut of weather – rain, sun, snow, warm, cold, windy, and thunderstorms. It is months like these that I am glad I live in a state with violent weather mood swings. It creates a stronger community than places with picture-perfect weather all the time have. What I mean by that is due to the extra effort we have to take to deal with the weather here, people are brought together by a common circumstance. For example, this weekend at work (Costco Wholsale) I was outside of the building while the temperature was falling and winds were picking up. While waiting for a customer to pull their car around so I could help them load their order, Another customer who was also waiting made a comment about the weather. “So much for the Sun from last week.” Immediately we began chatting about weather ironies and I discovered snow was in the evening’s forcast as well. The conversation was actually one of the highlights of my day considering work was particularly uneventful. Furthering my example, the next day’s snow was the hot topic on Facebook statuses for a good 10 hours.
In Computer Science II of all places, I heard an interesting maxim about March weather in Missouri (actually, I am beginning to expect random things in that class). “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” How fitting.