Yes, I'm excited that spring is finally here. You can smell it in the air; the promise of amazing adventures to come. The earth is waking up and wonderful things are about to happen. I've always felt this way since I was a little kid. Spring is the great awakening when the earth ends its long winter's sleep. Anticipation is in the air like electricity. Life is about to pick up speed!
I got out of court yesterday and it was so amazingly warm and sunny that I had to make a judgment call: get back to the office and lock myself inside to get work done (bummer, man!) or spend the glorious afternoon out cruising with the windows down (yes, please!). I had just finished my morning calendar with a simple court appearance in Schoharie. The rest of my day was wide open. I could either do the responsible, adult thing, or I could allow myself to be carried away by this amazing day - and be an irresponsible adolescent once again. I decided to mull it over while I devoured some late breakfast (early lunch?) at the Blue Star Cafe, home of the old Alley Cat Restaurant, right there in the Village of Schoharie. What to do, what to do. Over my coffee, orange juice, bacon, and poached eggs on rye, I weighed the pros and cons of being a latter-day Ferris Bueller. Well, that was a no brainer, wasn't it!?