March observations & a cold shower cocktail [Rockhopper]

It's the first week of March, daylight savings kicks in this weekend and St Patrick's Day comes in on the 17th and Spring, yes I said spring roars in on the 20th. We have almost made it through this wacky winter weather that honestly I can not remember anything quite like this in past years. March also means the start of Red Sox training camp and dreams of another World Series stir in our heads. Than there is March Maddness, and the holy grail of college basketball. And let's not forget about spring break begin this month for many colleges. I do a morning pick me up letter that I send out to about a dozen folk around the country and hit the highlights of the day with interesting facts and just insight and I include the interesting and weird observances for that day. Along that line just staying with the month of March theme, there are an additional minimum of 50 plus other monthly observances that go on. I will save boring your with listing them all out, and this list does not even touch the weekly observances, let alone to say the daily notations. So what does all this have to do with the Cape, well as you look a the list you begin to see there are many things that involve different groups or organization that have connections to the Cape. For instance, there is Wildlife Week, or National Week of Ocean Festival Sea-son, and the list goes on. As March rattles on in and you feel left out, looking for something to do, get involve with some of the local groups that could use your help. The Cape is full of Nature trail and paths that local groups are looking for help to spruce up and clean up now that the weather is about to turn better. There are organizations that need help in counting birds and their migration habits. There are opportunities to help with other wildlife observation or help rebuilding trails through preserved nature areas that have been set aside for the public to enjoy. So what is your love and passion, March is a wonderful time to get involve as we begin to move out of winter and spring forward into exciting warmer times of the year. Don't become a complete couch potato or a lazy boy clam. Stop being a lumbering lobster and get out and become part of your local community, the Cape has so much to offer, and sometimes those that are in an area everyday forget just how good you really have it. 

      See March is not always mundane, and the Cape does have a ton of wonderful things to get involve with, even in the lonely month of March. Well I have basketball to get back to watching and catching up on who is doing well in the BoSox training camp, while deciding on which green beer I'm going to indulge in this St Patrick's day. Ok before I fall off the tip of Provincetown, let me just finish with the standard if someone would check the oil in the lighthouse lamp and be sure it is full so the beacon is burning bright as soon as I am able to, lighting my way to a place call Home sweet Cape Cod Home.    
      Ok, last year we ran into one of these cocktails that could have multiple meaning. Remember my theme this year is weather related cocktail names. So with that in mind, especially since the snow has abandoned us, and left us with nothing more then a cold shower. End of Story, and I'm sticking to it. Ok have to admit, this one I have not tried, but it looks interesting, and since St. Patrick's day is coming up quickly, without realizing it, this is a perfect cocktail if your not into Green Beer or any beer to that point. Personally I prefer not to discriminate between the two, I feel I should give both equal attention, and drink both equally as liberal as one can. Ok for those that know me, that is the only thing that is of anything remotely liberal in me. Anyway, This also looks to be a great cocktail to just have some fun with, and if you like grasshopper pie, I think you will love this cocktail. So now on with the show -  oh ya disclaimer time, please be responsible anytime you are drinking alcohol. 
 
      This week's liquid libation: Cold Shower Cocktail
 
  •       1      part    Green Cream de Menth
  •       4      parts   club soda
 
       Mix in a tall glass, garnish with a sprig of Mint. 

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