In a rare stroke of March luck, my bracket leads both leagues I’m in. But this position is precarious. I need Villanova to win and then lose. Go Loyola!
It is March.
Thanks to Melissa for the reminder. March indicator is now off.
My gosh, again? So soon? Thanks to friend Nate, the now-perennial leader in our March Indicator Sweepstakes, for reminding me via Twitter this morning. February was Washington’s coldest in 36 years or so, I read this morning. Let’s hope for a warmer March.
Can you believe it? I’ve just updated the blog’s March Indicator. Victorious on reminding me was once again friend Nate, who tweeted at me at 7:12 a.m. ET. That’s 6:12 a.m. Nate Local Time, sports fans, and the man has two little kids so you really have to take your hat off to him. Well done, sir.
Fun fact: The March Indicator is four years older than Twitter.
Congratulations to friend Nate, a long-time player in the annual March-indicator race, for taking the prize this year. From his home in Chicago Central Time, he tweeted at me at 12:01 ET. Twitter alerted my phone, and I raced to my computer to change the March indicator. It is March!
If you’re unfamiliar, the March indicator is the piece of text in the left rail that says, now, “It is March.” The rest of the year, when it is not March, it says, “It is not March.” It is the March indicator, the indicator of whether it is March or not. Is the indicator important? No and yes.
The March indicator is not important because it indicates exactly one thing. It only changes twice a year and arrives in a small font. It has zero mechanization. Someone usually has to remind me to change it.
But the indicator is important because the first of the month means the blog’s birthday is coming. The indicator has been around since its birth. Friends race every year to remind me to change the indicator. Because another year has passed! Spring is coming! Foolishness is possible!
It is March.
It’s not the gridlock. It’s a plate the camera couldn’t quite make out. Heart, body, work, car, all off by half an inch. Here’s to April’s arrival!
(The patrickcooper.com March indicator in the left rail is now off.)
Thank you to Tom for reminding me to change the March indicator. Also, he reminds me to wish the blog a belated happy fourth birthday. The rules of the blog, as always, are subject to change. “Blog” as dreary? Worst rule ever.