April perhaps makes fools out of Michiganders desperate for spring. But, regardless of the weather conditions, this month has a plethora of fun diversions to fill your black hole of longing.
March is more than the cruel denial of spring or pretending you're Irish so you can neck with that redhead over there. I have just a handful of mighty March words for you: space, vaudeville, philately and AIR SUPPLY.
If you're slowly clawing your eyes out or drooling over plane tickets to the tropics, you might be suffering from a particular syndrome brought on by the longest, shortest month: February. You can either embrace the last sullen vestiges of winter, or escape them. Why not do both?
Like exultant newborns, we come screaming and crying into January, waiting for the old, filthy snow to melt so we can resume our lives. In the meantime, you can watch sporting types get sweaty and show off, discover what cornhole really is and dream about a Chattanooga Choo Choo taking you away to another land.
Spending money on concert tickets and new music may have severely altered your monthly budget. Album covers are the only type of art you care about and long drives are never boring because you can bond with your favorite artists.
The parent requires a stiff drink — something to transport them to another place — away from the soccer fields or two-hour tantrums. The Hemingway Daiquiri does this. Made up of Clement Martinique Rum that only comes from Martinique Island and Maraschino Liqueur out of Italy, every sip feels like you’re going places.
Add some fresh-squeezed lime juice and seasonal fruits like strawberry or watermelon and you get a taste of “clean but sweet notes,” according to bartender Rob Hanks.
If you’ve exhausted your holiday gift ideas, let us help. We’ve collected a slew of quirky characters that show up in everyone’s life and paired them up with local gift ideas. Got a creepy uncle? There’s a great little cinema you can send him.
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