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What is your first sign of spring?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on February 21, 2009

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“When the Yankees report for spring training.”

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“When people start acting nice and happy … and start going out again.”

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“Flowers blooming and everything budding.”

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“Flowers blooming, birds singing.”

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labmonkey 9 years ago

Steve is a d-bag. Anyone in the midwest who roots for the Yankees is a d-bag.

When in college, the best sign to me was when the girls started wearing much less. Now it's when I can run outside again, and when I have to start mowing.

gccs14r 9 years ago

May 15th, the last frost day. Summer begins when the temperature doesn't drop below 80 at night.

sgtwolverine 9 years ago

When the ski resorts start closing.

ms_canada 9 years ago

I guess when the chipmunks emerge from their burrows it will be spring, finally. I couldn't believe my eyes last week when the squirrel was on our bird feeding station eating peanuts. But that is not a sign of spring. It has to be when the chippers come out. And that will be another month or so. It is still mighty cold here. Brrrrrrrrr.

labmonkey 9 years ago

hawk- My aren't you Mr. Negative.

Jonas- Damn Skippy.

Christine Pennewell Davis 9 years ago

when I can tell my 8 year old yes about wearing shorts.

Flap Doodle 9 years ago

When the prairie squid start acting frisky.

jonas_opines 9 years ago

"Well, guess what. Lawrence isn't passing the beautiful test anymore."

Maybe it's just that you always sit in your Winter of Discontent.

zettapixel 9 years ago

The Yankees?! The Yankees?!?!?! They won't be able to buy their way to the ALCS or WS this year. ;) Go Sox!

jumpin_catfish 9 years ago

Hate the Yanks and the Sox but when pitchers report it the first sign o' spring. Hope the Royals are better this year, I'll be there on opening day.

agrabass 9 years ago

...when I start craving gin & tonics...

Omegatron 9 years ago

When women wear less and show more.

Deja Coffin 9 years ago

Random neighbor kids coming in our yard to play.

feeble 8 years, 12 months ago

A marked increase in collegiate mating calls observed after dusk, downtown (college students, like deer, are crepuscular, after all.)

This elusive species can be easily identified by their loud volume, throaty warbles, such as: "Ahhhhhmmmmmsuuuuuudrunk", "Heeeeeybaaaabeeeyhay" and the ever popular "Wooooooooooo!"

Approach with extreme caution, as this animal is easily startled, especially during mating season, and given to violently defend its territory or prospective mates.

classclown 8 years, 12 months ago

When one pokes me as I lay down on the mattress.

Music_Girl 8 years, 12 months ago

When people stop looking at me funny for wearing flip flops and tank tops...

Erin Parmelee 8 years, 12 months ago

classclown (Anonymous) says…

When one pokes me as I lay down on the mattress.

LOL! Well, that could be taken a couple ways! :)

RoeDapple 8 years, 12 months ago

when the honeydo list on the fridge has more items with my name than hers..........

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