It may be Spring, but the weather here certainly doesn’t seem to know it. Last time this year, it was already getting hot and sticky; this year the thermometer has broken 50 once since winter started. We’re even supposed to get a dusting of snow this weekend.
Lately the sun has been making a valiant effort, though. Occasionally I sneak downstairs to the Starbucks around the corner as an excuse to hear the birds and feel a hint of sunshine on my face.
As I neared the end of the workday this afternoon, I could barely keep my eyes open. And that was after a strong cup of black tea. I decided the answer was fresh air, and braced for the breezy cold that just won’t go away.
Imagine my happy surprise when I walked out into a vibrantly sunny spring afternoon. It was just warm enough that I could stroll for a few blocks and enjoy sun so bright I wished I had my sunglasses.
At Barcode, a crowd of off-duty K Street execs stood around the sidewalk tables at Barcode, the first time they’ve been open since I started working downtown two months ago.
I even opened my arms wide and closed my eyes in the middle of the sidewalk; I’m sure I looked a little like Maria in The Sound of Music singing her way to the Von Trapp home.
On my way inside, I took advantage of Starbucks’ hazelnut macchiato promotion and snapped a picture of the Washington Examiner sign from inside. I can’t wait until it feels as warm as it looks outside! I’m so ready for Spring.