Though the calendar says March 20th is officially the first day of Spring, this season of fresh starts and renewal seems to have rushed in ahead of schedule.
In downtown D.C., the cherry blossoms have already popped. Our daffodils came up a month ago, last week we had temps in the 80’s, and the robins are already packing for their summer vacations. Winter was strange; our lawn stayed green the entire time, and not once did we have to clear our driveway of snow. We live in such a fast-paced world — now, even nature seems to be in a hurry. ☺
A few things in celebration of Spring:
2012 Alphabet Soup Poetry Potluck
Here in the Alphabet Soup kitchen, we’ve been busy busy busy getting ready for the 3rd annual Poetry Potluck in April. Yes, once again, we’ll be welcoming an exceptionally talented, good-looking group of guest poets to share their poems and recipes each week day throughout National Poetry Month!
The intriguingly delicious Menu will feature both children’s and adult poets. I know you will enjoy meeting a few new poets in addition to checking out what your long-time favorites have cooked up for the celebration. There will be door prizes every week as well as the customary Potluck Giveaway. There will be drinks, salads, main dishes and desserts! And since we’re talking about poets, there may well be dancing on the table as well as the vigorous flinging of scarves and/or berets in reckless abandon. All in iambic pentameter, of course. I’ll post the full menu with more details on Friday, March 30th, so get your bibs ready!
Downtown Abbey Withdrawal Remedy
Don’t know how I’m going to make it through the months ahead without any new episodes of Downton Abbey. I may have to purchase the Season 1 and 2 DVDs soon. In the meantime, this piece from PAPERMAG makes me happy — pics featuring cast members as their characters and in real life. O’Brien, Mrs. Hughes and Ethel = va va voom! As for Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates), hello!
Ultimate DoDo Bird Cake
Edible Book Festival Entries Gallery
Zoe at Playing by the Book has posted all the entries for the first International Edible Book Festival! Lots of fun, frosting, and creativity, with Beatrix Potter, Roald Dahl and Tolkien among the featured authors. Some books are new to me and I can’t wait to check them out. The Gallery will be open all this week and the winner will be announced on March 26th. It’ll be hard to pick just one winner from so many cool entries. I kind of like this one:
Pick Your Nose
Here’s your chance to pick your nose in public and still be socially correct. Yes, it doesn’t take much to make me laugh. Wouldn’t thumb my nose at these fun Fred and Friends Pick Your Nose party cups at all. ☺
Dream Interview !!!
Guess who’s coming to Alphabet Soup on Thursday? She’ll also be stopping by to visit Jules at 7-Imp. Never in a million trillion years did I ever imagine this would actually happen — Jules and I are simply beside ourselves! Can’t guess? Here’s another clue:
Tell me, what are you most looking forward to this Spring?
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