In-Vernal Affairs

Hey howdy hey, happy Spring everyone!… in the Northern Hemisphere, that is. In case you are unsure of what exactly your calendar means by the term “Vernal Equinox”, have no fear and sit back, relax, and prepare to get ejuhmakated, and probably have some myths about the start of spring dispelled along the way.

“The Equinox Isn’t What You Think It Is” – It’s Okay To Be Smart

One thing he did not specifically mention is that the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the Autumnal Equinox (the start of fall) in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Since this educational web series is one of my new favorites, and since I do not feel particularly talkative today, I would like to share a couple more of its segments to further showcase what goes on this time of year. First, let’s take a look at what exactly makes a season a season.

“Why Season’s Make No Sense” – It’s Okay To Be Smart

Oh, crazy Earth being the elliptical queen of disaster!

With spring comes a rejuvenation of vitality in so many living things around us as they awaken from often literal winter slumbers. Hibernating mammals pop back into view, as do budding flowers and other photosynthetic life. Of course, with the latter also returns something less desirable for many like me who suffer from overactive immune systems attempting to ward off the dangers of grass and tree pollen. I write, of course, about allergies. Which brings us to video #3!

“%$?# Allergies!” – It’s Okay To Be Smart

Thanks for reading/watching! I would encourage you to check out more from today’s featured PBS’ digital series: It’s Okay To Be Smart. This is not the first time I’ve used their stuff to aid my writing/excuse me from writing, and it will not be the last. If you have any questions, comments, blah blah blah, send them to monotrememadness@gmail.com. If you live up on the top of the globe like me then I hope you enjoyed winter and will enjoy spring. To those of you south of the equator, do you call it fall? Have a happy one anyway. Regardless of where you live, if you’re the kind of person who dislikes whatever the weather does, you are not alone, and I wish you all the happiest of all seasons anyway.

Keep on spinning,

Alex

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