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Spring Things

March 26, 2012

When it comes to my season rankings, I’ll admit, Spring is probably second to last, but this entire week/weekend was soooo sunny and nice, I’m starting to have a new found appreciation for Spring.

Also, I like commas.  As evidenced by the sentence above.

Anyways, it turns out there’s a lot of great things about Spring.

Like the 5280 deal going on in Colorado.

Hannah and I are sangria people.  And sangria people are the best kind of people.  Obviously.

Also note that any picture involving bread being dipped in cheddar cheese in the background is to be forgiven its terrible lighting.  

Fact: I love love love fondue.

Like outdoor bike sales in Boulder.

Going to this sale only confirmed the reason I’ve never taken up bike riding.  Even on sale these bikes were in the $600-2500 range.  Call me crazy, but I can’t commit to spending that much money on an activity I’m not even sure I’ll like!

Looks like I’ll be taking my bike search to Craigslist.  

Like lunch on the patio weather.

If I’m in Boulder and I need food, there’s no question about it, I’m going to Mod Market.  

Like test driving a new car in the sunshine.

Okay, that’s not a Springtime activity, per se, but I’m trying to work with a theme here.

Here I am forcing Joey to test drive a Subaru.  Because nothing is more Colorado than driving a Subaru.  And because my family has been driving one for 14 years.  Old faithful.  

In short, I feel like it’s a car I can trust.

And to my surprise, he loved the car.  I’m just here to open Joey’s eyes to my way the right way.

Like Springtime BBQing.

Isn’t it the best when it’s 7 PM, you’re glued to the couch after a long day in the sun, have no intention of getting up to make dinner any time soon, and Mom invites you over for brats?

Answer: Yes!

Fresh bright pancake flavors.

Pancake Sunday made a comeback after 3 weeks (!!!) and it came back with lemon poppyseed vengeance.  

Note: The strawberries on top are key.  

P.S. I used this recipe, and so should you.  I posted this picture on my Facebook and it is blowing up with comments.  Everyone wants lemon poppyseed pancakes!

 Aaaaaaaand.

SPRING CLEANING!

How predictable and cliche, right?

I’m like the opposite of a hoarder.  I like to throw everything away.  Except food.  That’s so different.

I have no emotional ties to the things I own, so that John Mayer shirt from 3 years ago that I’ve worn once?  Gone.  And that CU sweatshirt that I loved when I got but haven’t worn in two years?  Goodbye.  And those shoes Joey picked out and happened to actually be really cute?  Sorry, but their too worn out to wear anymore.

I’m on a roll and nothing is safe!!!

So if Spring means I get to enjoy all of these things, there’s a possibility it could move up in the rankings.

Until it snows.

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Which season is your favorite?

What’s your favorite thing about Spring?  Say baseball and I’ll really like you.

Do people drive Subarus where you live?  Whenever I’m down South, I never see any, but in CO everyone drives them!

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Charlotte B. permalink
    March 26, 2012 8:42 AM

    Spring is definitely my favorite season! Usually sunny but not too hot yet. 🙂 The worst thing is definitely the lack of NFL on Sundays…

    • March 26, 2012 12:55 PM

      That might be my favorite thing about Spring… 😛

  2. March 26, 2012 10:00 AM

    My favorite sesaon is summer because I am off of work. Other than that it is just too dang hot. We do like baseball in spring since my son plays; however, out favorite activity is totally taking the boat out 🙂

    • March 26, 2012 12:53 PM

      Louisiana gives a whole new meaning to the word hot…

  3. March 26, 2012 10:13 AM

    How FUN! I’ve never been to Colorado! 🙂 It looks like you’re enjoying spring there. I’m loving it here in Virginia too! I love spring because the weather gets warmer, and the days get longer! Perfect!

    Haha I felt the same way about bikes. I eventually just bought a cheap beach cruiser from Walmart for like $80, and I use it to ride to the grocery store 🙂 hehe

  4. ADunn permalink
    March 26, 2012 10:58 AM

    Summer = Best season no doubt about it, maybe it’s because my birthday is the first day of summer. And Baseball. Baseball is really my favorite season of all, mainly because it covers 3 seasons all in one. Or because Troy and I get to re-kindle our relationship…

    • March 26, 2012 12:51 PM

      Baseball should totally be its own season. I feel like you always favor the season you were born in, so I’m a Summer lover too. Don’t even get me started on Tulo… LOVE.

  5. March 26, 2012 4:54 PM

    I am the same way with stuff.. I don’t keep anything! I think this stems from moving every 0.5-2 years throughout my life, though. I do keep books, but that’s about it!
    And yep.. Subaru’s are quite popular in Portland. Lots of outdoorsy stuff here.

  6. March 26, 2012 9:52 PM

    Summer is my favourite, its really the only season where it’s nice where I live! But I do like the early stages of fall as well! My fave thing about spring is grilling and barbeques with friends!

  7. March 27, 2012 9:08 AM

    I adore spring and fall, the best thing about spring is flowers coming up and trees coming to life again 🙂

  8. April 21, 2012 7:03 AM

    I’ve never really been a huge fan of Spring until this year…maybe it’s due to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having, but I swear I’m noticing spring flowers that I’ve never seen before…and the air is filled with the smell of them…and the trees look greener! And I really like …’s! 😉 Of course I’m all enamored with it now…just wait until we get a freeze…or like today, it’s raining buckets! Boo!

    I’d have to say fall is my favorite season. I love how the temperatures change and it’s finally bearable to be outside in the middle of the day without dying of heat stroke and of course on those nights where the temps dip down, that just gives and excuse to start a fire and throw marshmallows on some sticks!

    Totally jealous of your killer Melting Pot deal! It’s one of my favorite restaurants by far! I introduced the bf to it last month and so we didn’t break the bank, we just ordered the cheese and chocolate (in my opinion those are the best parts anyways).

    I am totally making those pancakes…and now you seriously have me craving strawberries…but they are soooooo expensive here right now!

    And I am the EXACT same with throwing things out. It used to KILL me how my ex would form an emotional attachment to anything and everything…”I don’t care if it’s out of ink, you can’t throw that pen away, it’s the first pen I used when I started such-and-such job!” Puh-leas! Plus, I am a strong believer that purging is good for the sole…junk, not food! 😉

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