It is totes TIME! The Cherry Blossoms are blowing up!

I’ve got my PERFECT unemployed day planned tomorrow!  A friend who is also *in between employment opportunities* and I will be having a fabulous picnic under the peaking cherry trees at Brooklyn Botanic Garden…until I typed that I didn’t realize how slightly sleazy and internet predator that sounded…le sigh.

It’s like the stars are in alignment!  There’s PERFECT weather on tap tomorrow…Tuesdays are FREE at the Botanic Gardens…the Cherry Blossom map shows that almost ALL of the trees are in FULL bloom, and I STILL don’t have a job!  BRILLIANT!  I feel like I’m finally having the unemployed day I always dreamed about when I was stuck in my windowless office on cold and grey days…when the building had turned the water off so we had to walk two blocks to piss…when the whole city just seemed to be closing in on my little self and throwing way too much shade on my shine…

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: CherryWatch Blossom Status Map.


It’s happening…

I still haven’t made it over to the Botanic Gardens to check on the cherry blossoms but, according to the status map, things are starting to bloom over there.  I’m amazed there are still blossoms after the high winds and rains and SNOW we got yesterday.  These cherry blossoms must be made of hardier stuff than the ones in DC.  A storm like that would have taken all the delicate flowers with it.  I’m thinking Monday might be prime time for these little blossoms.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: CherryWatch Blossom Status Map.

Deja Vu




Ummm…didn’t they do this in San Fransico a few weeks ago?  And didn’t everyone complain about the feathers?  And that it took FOREVER to clean up after it?  Not trying to be a hater…but it certainly seems like you could use something that might not be as annoying to clean up.  Also, not sure if anyone has noticed, but DC is kind of strapped for cash…the last thing they need is a massive weekend clean up during cherry blossom season.  But please…people who are apparently pillow rich!  Have your pillow fight!  Also, be sure your pillows are free of bed bugs!  Wow…when did I turn into a bitter grandma?  Must be all that gin I’m drinking.  


Wonkabout: The D.C. Guide. : Massive Pillow Fight On The Mall, This Saturday .

TO DO: Stalk Cherry Blossom progress at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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!

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: CherryWatch Blossom Status Map.