“’Cause you’re hot, then you’re cold
You’re yes, then you’re no
You’re in, then you’re out
You’re up, then you’re down.”
While we realize Katy Perry is singing about love gone wrong in her hit song, “Hot N Cold,” she might as well be talking about “spring” weather in New England. Is it just us or has this year been even wackier than usual? Sixty-degree days in February had us hitting the golf course, while 15-degree days in March had us reaching for the electric blanket.
You know it’s spring in New England when:
- The temperature on any given day ranges from 20 to 60, and then back again, which means you’re opting for the layered look more as a means of survival than as a wardrobe statement.
- A trip to the grocery store runs amok when you mistakenly think grilling weather is actually here to stay. Oh well, another pound of hot dogs destined for the trash.
- You have mixed emotions about scoring tickets to opening day at Fenway Park because you’re just not sure if you can stand nine innings at 45 degrees with intermittent drizzle.
- A trip to the package store takes twice as long because seasonality plays a big part in the beer you choose. Deciding between an IPA and a lager is not something you take likely.
- Ever a believer in the Boy Scout motto of “Be prepared,” there’s a beach towel next to the bag of ice melt in the trunk of your car.
- Deciding between hot coffee and iced coffee causes a ridiculous amount of anxiety during your daily visit to Dunkin’ Donuts. Oh wait, this is New England. We drink iced coffee year-round. Never mind.