A full week into April, and I was out shoveling snow this morning before I left for work. In fact, it has snowed for the past four days after it was a gorgeous 63 degrees on Friday.
How am I ever supposed to come down with a raging case of Spring Fever, if the snow never stops?
My Post Traumatic Snow Disorder has returned, and this madness really does have to end.
My snow shovel should be collecting dust in the basement by now. My Yankees cap should long ago have replaced my knit Jets hat. My Winter jacket, gloves, and boots should be shoved in the back of my closet and long forgotten.
Instead, I’m shoveling snow and cursing up a blizzard in the driveway of The House on the Hill. Just another typical day of The Winter That Refused To End!
This is really starting to get depressing, Modern Philosophers. I don’t want to have to check the weather report anymore. I want to open the windows, put on shorts, and sit out on the porch.
I did have to leave work early yesterday because I had a nasty headache and my stomach was making the kind of noises you do not want to hear when you’re chained to a desk and the bathroom is on the other side of the building.
Wrong again, Toga Boy.
It was just wishful thinking. Some common cold or regular flu. Nothing that was going to improve my mood and set off a happy dance to welcome Spring.
Tonight, I’m going to hunker down at The House on the Hill and finish writing monologue jokes for tomorrow night’s taping of The Nite Show. Hopefully, that will be enough of a distraction to keep my mind off my Post Traumatic Snow Disorder.
If I dwell on this Never Ending Winter for too long, it leads to the very same headaches that ruined my day yesterday.
So for now, it’s only happy, silly, hilarious thoughts. My goal for the evening is to tickle funny bones and cause knees to be slapped.
I guess I’m something like the sad clown, crying on the inside while I write jokes to entertain the masses.
Laughter might be the best medicine, but right now, snow is proving to be the perfect inoculation against a much needed case of Spring Fever…