I have promised myself for six years that I will go and see the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens…and like so many other promises I’ve made to myself over the course of a lifetime, I’ve fallen through my ass and let myself down. Well, NO MORE. THIS year I will get to see the cherry blossoms. I’ve started following them on this Blossom Status map which literally takes the guess work out. In DC it’s impossible to tell when they are going to bloom, when they are going to fall off the trees, or when the tourists will get word that they have bloomed. This lovely little map lets me know before I even leave the house! I also live about three blocks from the blossoms so I almost can’t miss them when I’m walking in the hood. Sorry to everyone who’s working-but then not sorry because, guess what? You have a job and that’s kind of an awesome thing right now-BUT I’m super excited for this week! Spring has ARRIVED and it’s going to be close to 60 degrees ALL WEEK! I’m going to plant stuff on the roof, finish my spring clean and all will be right with the world! Oh yeah…and find a job. Awesome. But first, I’m going to see the cherry blossoms!