Tuesday, April 21, 2009
There is an unspoken annual holiday in Seattle, celebrated city-wide. It is usually observed in late-April, though the date varies from year to year. When this holiday arrives, people take off work, skip school, cancel meetings, and ditch appointments. There is no official name for this holiday, but I have dubbed it The Day of the Sun.
It is the first day of honest-to-goodness beautiful weather -- sunny and warm, bright blue sky, no wind... glorious. Today is that day.
For those of you who live in warm climates, this will not make any sense to you. But today, people in Seattle are losing their minds over this weather. Losing. Their. Minds. The thermometer in my backyard says 65 degrees, and I have seen guys without shirts on, girls laying out in bathing suits, convertible tops down, and full parking lots at the beaches and parks. It's madness and I love it.
We just had a picnic lunch in the backyard, and now that the boys are sleeping I'm headed back out there. If you're in Seattle -- get outside!