Is it spring yet? No? Are you sure? *sighs* Oh, alright…
It better get here soon, though, or I may just lose my driveway completely! I know things aren’t nearly as bad here as they are further north and east, but my driveway is about 4 feet narrower now than it should be, because I just can’t get the snow shoved any further out anymore. Too much ice underneath… Too much snow built up behind the snow berms… No melting going on…
I may even have to get out there with a spade and a shovel to loosen up some of the ice dam that has been built up by the street plows, because my Polaris and plow just can’t get through what they keep throwing up at the end of the driveway.
You’re really sure it’s not spring?
So apparently, National Tell a Story Day is a thing. And it happens on 27 April, which is during baseball season. Barely, but it is. (National Tell a Lie Day, however, is not; it’s just a shade early, because it’s during the first week of April.)
The local minor league baseball team’s PR guys get full points for figuring this out. The Akron Rubber Ducks are having “Brian Williams’ Pants-on-Fire Night” on 27 April, for National Tell a Story Day. The first pitch will be thrown out by someone named Brian Williams (anyone with that name is welcome to show up and apply for the chance). A local with that name will read tall tales during the game. The first 100 fans will receive suspenders. There will be on-field contests between innings, such as “To Tell the Truth” and “Two Truths and a Brian Williams” (aka Two Truths and a Lie). And they’ll be burning a pair of pants at some point during the game.
I may just have to take myself to see a game and enjoy all of the festivities!