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Spring in NYC: Expectations Vs. Reality

Christine Megrejo Christine Megrejo

Spring in NYC: Expectations Vs. Reality

Oh springtime in the city, what a joy! Warmer weather, fewer layers to wear, what could be better, right? Before you get lulled into that false sense of security, remember what spring in NYC is REALLY like. You get excited every year, and yet every year you run into the same thing, so let’s go over the basics:

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Expectation: Warm weather, all the time! Break out those sunnies, it’s going to be amazing!

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Reality: Oh god, why won’t it stop raining?! MY shoes are soaked, it’s cloudy and depressing and I’m still lacking a tan!

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Expectation: I can’t wait to frolic among the flowers!

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Reality: Please, plug my nose with tissues and pump Zyrtec into my veins.

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Expectation: Just going to head out for a beautiful brunch and have a couple of drinks in the sun!

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Reality: Well, this is the most hungover I’ve ever been before 5pm.

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Expectation: Rooftop bar? I’m in!

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Reality: Screw this rooftop bar, it’s so packed I can’t get in!

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Expectation: Can’t wait to go on so many weekend road trips!

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Reality: Yeah, I’m gonna stay in.’

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Expectation: Totally going to get back to the gym before summer rolls around!

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Reality: I mean I’m just soooo busy, I’ll go to the gym tomorrow… pass the french fries, please!

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Expectation: I wish spring would never end!

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Reality: Is it summer yet? Break out the bathing suit, it’s going to be amazing!