Trying to give a resident of Hawaii a feel for Wisconsin weather:

“The dandelions have been making a valiant effort for about a week–poking their heads up and crossing their leaves that we don’t get another freak blast of arctic air.”

I’m told they leave dents:

“And now…I will be picturing bears bouncing up and down on trash cans/dumpsters like trampolines”

And this was my wish (via text) to a friend this week:

[I want to]”Be silly with friends and forget for a while that advertising demographics consider us grownups.”