The current temperature in Utica, New York is 37° Fahrenheit. If you’re anything like me, you are currently jumping for joy. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter. I love being able to wear scarves and sweaters, and I love tromping around in the snow. But I hate being freezing and shoveling snow. So by the time March rolls around, I’m pretty ready for a change.
(A picture from last weekend’s Heart Run and Walk. I was clearly over the cold.)
Spring makes me think of flowers, fresh vegetables, and fresh air. Do not lie, spring air smells crisper than winter air; it’s a thing. …and I may have driven home from class with my car windows down a bit. It was a tad chilly, but so worth it.
(The ASA Gray Biological society planted vegetables this past week. Very “Spring-like behavior.”)
One of my favorite events on campus last year was an event in celebration of spring, Holi. It is a Hindu celebration commonly known as “The Festival of Colors.” People get together and throw non-toxic “color” at each other as a way of ushering in the spring season.
(One of my favorite pictures from last year’s celebration.)
I’ve been told that the coordinators of the event are planning to do it again this year, which I sincerely hope they do. Matty Campos, a student at UC and an individual involved with the planning of the event said, “It will def. happen.” So, I’m taking that as a positive thing, and will count on the event.
It really is one of my favorite things about the spring semester though. It is so much fun being able to throw colored powder at random people. However, be sure to close your mouth because the stuff tastes horrible. It is a great event, and once information starts going up about it, I encourage everyone to get involved! It is so much fun.
(I got color in my mouth last year, not very nice.)
So while I patiently wait for spring (and Holi!) to actually be here, I’ve been told that the temperatures are supposed to drop again heading into next week. I’m disappointed and sad…but I’ll take the little bit of Spring-like weather while we have it! I’m going to take full advantage by blasting Miley Cyrus while driving with the windows down, no shame.