♫ spring is here, spring is here, life is skittles, life is cheer. i think the loveliest time of the year is the spring, i do, don't you? 'course you do. but there's one thing that makes spring complete for me. makes ev'ry sunday a treat for me. all the world seems in tune on a spring afternoon when we're poisoning pigeons in the park. ev'ry sunday you'll see my sweetheart and me as we poison the pigeons in the park. we'll murder them all amid laughter and merriment, except for the few we take home to experiment... ♫
ever here that song? it just cracks me up. i heard it years ago on a tape that my mom has. i don't even have a tape deck anymore so i can't listen to it at my house. i wonder if i could find it on the internet. i don't even know who sings it. i think it's a dr demento song. it's right up his alley anyway.
so, today is the first day of spring. time to balance your eggs to stand on end. now, according to snopes.com, this is not because the equality of the day and night makes it easier to do. in fact, they say you can balance eggs to stand any day of the year. they say that standing eggs is all old tradition thought to have originated with the chinese a long time ago. the egg is a symbol of spring (hello, easter!) and so we really should only balance eggs on the vernal equinox and not the autumnal equinox. my guess is people didn't know why they were balancing eggs and just made up a reason. like so many things we do. so, i'm off to hard boil some eggs and stand them on end.