Friday, April 2, 2010

Rant #225: The Best Month

Now that April Fool's Day is over--and Google goes back to being Google and not Topeka--let's focus on the best month of the year-April.

Sure, I am partial to April because it was the month I was born in way back in 1957 on April 28, but it really is the best month of the year.

Let me give you some proof.

At least in the northeast, this is the month that after the first week or so, we don't have to worry about snow anymore for several months. This is the first full month of spring no matter where you live, so as they say, "spring hopes eternal."

And the weather isn't that crazy. Sure, last year, around my birthday, New York got into the 90s--not to hit that number again until August--but generally, that "April showers" stuff is just hooey. In fact, this year in New York, we had the wettest March on record.

April also gives us hope for the coming summer season. It is a month that kind of teases us into thinking it is warmer than it really is, but it is also the month where we can finally put away the winter stuff and start wearing lighter clothing.

It is also when the baseball season starts. This Sunday evening, the evening of Easter Sunday, the Yankees take on the Red Sox. I mean, it doesn't get any better than this.

Sure, for some, April is the cruelest month. Tax day is April 15, and that is a day that many people just abhor. But I will send in my taxes this weekend, so I have nothing to worry about.

So there you have it. I know that some people would argue with me--a month that features the birthdays of both Saddam Hussein and Hitler can't be all that good--but it is also the month that features the births of Ann-Margret and the current hottie, Jessica Alba, too, as well as Barbra Streisand and Jay Leno ( I can't stand either one of these, but hey, they are popular to some people).

So to me, it is a great month. Just super.

I don't think there is a better month on the calendar. Do you?

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