Thursday Thirteen: Spring has Sprung

Thirteen (?) Things that happen Every Spring

1. Trevor swaps his leather jacket for a leather vest over a denim jacket.

2. Trevor rediscovers the pack of cigarettes he left in the leather vest when he wore it last.

3. The cigarettes are now stale. He offers them to Mitchell.

4. The Deadly Metal Hatchet beheads daffodils.

5. Fozzy buys the longest shorts a guy can get away with, hoping to hide the scars on his leg. Then he makes his annual call to the plastic surgeon to see if anything can be done about them.

6. Big Buck’s wife Beverly fires up the mobile grills and begins to get ready for the summer barbecue cook-off season.

7. Walter gets ready for a new tour.

8. Eric throws Cadbury Crème eggs into the audience.

9. They’d rather have his guitar picks.

10. Chelle swaps her long-sleeved concert t-shirts for the short-sleeved concert t-shirts.

11. Pam’s classes fill up with women worried about bathing suit season.

12. Roadie Poet, Hambone, and More begin fielding offers of work on summer tours.

13. Lyric offers her yearly discount on her favorite stockings to anyone with a prom ticket.

14. Susan’s world continues to grow. And grow. And grow. Sort of like the dandelions in her front yard, only more entertaining.

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  1. WendyWings

    March 19, 2008 7:05 pm

    Happy spring to you, autumn ( or fall whichever you prefer) here and I had to put on long sleeves this morning for the first time in ages.BR/Happy TT to you.

  2. Tilly Greene

    March 19, 2008 8:25 pm

    Wait a minute…you have daffodils? I have a swamp and you have pretty yellow flowers? Nice 🙂

  3. Joely Sue Burkhart

    March 19, 2008 8:29 pm

    I don’t find cigarettes in my pockets, but I did find a spare baby diaper once. (It was clean.) 🙂 Happy TT!

  4. Megan

    March 19, 2008 8:40 pm

    Aw, poor daffodils! BR/BR/And, I have to say, I’d fight tooth and nail for a Cadbury Creme egg thrown by Eric. I mean, scrumptious candy thrown by a rock star – that sounds like the best of both worlds. It’s great candy and who says a Cadbury egg wrapper isn’t a perfectly valid concert souvenir? 😉

  5. L^2

    March 19, 2008 9:04 pm

    Great list, as always. Maybe I’m in the minority, but right now I’d rather have a Cadbury crème egg than a guitar pick from Eric.

  6. Julia Smith

    March 19, 2008 9:49 pm

    ‘Trevor rediscovers the pack of cigarettes he left in the leather vest when he wore it last.’ – LOL!! I usually discover something in my jacket or coat pockets. Sometimes it’s even money. Usually it’s kleenex. BR/BR/’The cigarettes are now stale. He offers them to Mitchell.’ – LOL!! Can’t quite throw them away, I guess.BR/BR/’Susan’s world continues to grow.’ – Yay!

  7. Lori

    March 19, 2008 10:05 pm

    Yep, Spring is definitely here. Happy TT my friend:)

  8. Susan Helene Gottfried

    March 19, 2008 10:06 pm

    No, Julia, it was more of a lame attempt to abuse Mitchell than keep the cigarettes around.BR/BR/And girls, would you EAT the creme egg, or save the whole thing as a souvenir? (that’s what I’d do; it’d be too precious to eat)

  9. Lara Angelina

    March 19, 2008 10:40 pm

    Hi Susan,BR/I wish it was spring here — it was only in the lower 40’s today and they are predicting snow flurries for the weekend! Horrible!! But I did think about whether I would eat the Cadbury egg lovingly tossed by Eric or save it for posterity — and I decided I would absolutely shove it into my mouth and love every minute of it!!

  10. Janet

    March 19, 2008 10:47 pm

    awwww, poor Fozzy :(BR/BR/How funny you mention Cadbury Creme eggs when that’s what my WIIW was!

  11. marcia

    March 19, 2008 11:00 pm

    Happy Spring too ooohh the daffodils–BR/ come see my Easter bunnies

  12. Winter

    March 19, 2008 11:38 pm

    Excellent TT! Very creative. Too bad about the dandelions… Oh, I prolly wouldn’t eat the egg.

  13. pussreboots

    March 19, 2008 11:39 pm

    Beheading daffodils! NOOOOOOOOOO!BR/BR/Happy TT.

  14. xakara

    March 20, 2008 12:10 am

    A world that keeps growing and growing sounds like the best sign of spring to date! :)BR/BR/Happy TT, SusanBR/BR/~X

  15. Adelle

    March 20, 2008 12:34 am

    There’s still snow on the ground here. Your T13 has me thinking Spring thoughts lol I think I’ll run with it. Happy T13!

  16. Kaige

    March 20, 2008 12:57 am

    ‘Susan’s world continues to grow.’BR/BR/Wishing you a long and happy growing season as you tend your garden! Happy Spring!

  17. Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife

    March 20, 2008 1:45 am

    I especially like #11. That’s how I feel each spring, too! That…and it’s time to get a tan!

  18. bunnygirl

    March 20, 2008 2:19 am

    Ah, signs of spring in Riverview!BR/BR/I like Trevor’s leather vest!BR/BR/And I’m totally against the beheading of daffodils. Bad hatchet!

  19. cajunvegan

    March 20, 2008 2:32 am

    I’d help Eric throw the Cadbury Crème eggs into the audience. I don’t get the fascination with them. BR/BR/Now, the caramel ones are a totally different story. BR/BR/I did not get the promotion again. I almost gave in to the power of positive thinking, but sarcasm came to the rescue with 13 snarkier than thou thoughts about my sixth non-promotion. BR/BR/Happy TT!

  20. Gwen Mitchell

    March 20, 2008 2:33 am

    Well, Spring is the season for growing, though if your world gets any more detailed, you might never come back. =DBR/BR/By the way, I have something for your here, just a friendly tag, which you need not do anything with, or even acknowledge. *g*BR/BR/

  21. Robin

    March 20, 2008 3:23 am

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth at the thought of smoking those stale cigarettes. Nothing nastier than a stale cigarette.

  22. Deanna Dahlsad

    March 20, 2008 5:26 am

    Finding the cigs — and passing them because they are stale — cracks me up lolBR/BR/But then I’d be disappointed if that didn’t happen here 😉

  23. Bob-kat

    March 20, 2008 5:55 am

    Spring is definitely springing! My daffodils have actually just finished blooming as it has been mild here in the UK. Perhaps Deadly Metal hatchet can pop over and behead them for me as it will save me having to do it! 🙂

  24. Irishcoda

    March 20, 2008 6:24 am

    Oh I just love the signs of spring! 🙂

  25. Brenda ND

    March 20, 2008 7:14 am

    “Eric throws Cadbury Crème eggs into the audience.” Wish I was in the audience. I love those eggs, even if they’re a little smashed, as long as the creamy goo is still mostly inside the chocolate. Happy TT!

  26. Moondancer

    March 20, 2008 10:42 am

    Yeah I’d rather have the picks too, ick. And stale ciggs? dounble ick

  27. storyteller

    March 20, 2008 10:47 am

    Your world certainly does grow (and is certainly entertaining) … while my time to keep up shrinks! Egads woman. Every time I think I’m getting a ‘handle’ on who’s who and what they’re up to … your creativity soars to new heights. I’ll have to return to catch up ;–)BR/Hugs and blessings,

  28. Darla

    March 20, 2008 11:11 am

    Fozzy needs to get the capri pants that all the men here wear. (well, except for the Americans)

  29. Open Grove Claudia

    March 20, 2008 11:11 am

    I do love these TTs. They are like taking a little break from the world to venture in a wonderful world. Thank you for sharing them with us!BR/BR/Happy TT!

  30. Gattina

    March 20, 2008 11:25 am

    It would be nice if I found some cigarettes from last year because I stopped smoking, lol ! I start to wake up from my hibernation, spring is coming !

  31. Tempest Knight

    March 20, 2008 11:50 am

    Trevor is gonna look hot! Hehehe!

  32. Toni

    March 20, 2008 12:44 pm

    I really want to go to one of Eric’s Springtime shows!! I love Cadbury eggs. Had 4 just this week!BR/BR/Happy TT.

  33. FRIGGA

    March 20, 2008 1:52 pm

    Wouldn’t those eggs get things a little messy? BR/BR/Thanks for reminding me, I need to buy a new bathing suit this year…BR/BR/Happy TT 🙂

  34. Thomma Lyn

    March 20, 2008 2:03 pm

    hehehe, laughing over Trevor offering the stale cigarettes to Mitchell. 🙂 And bwahaha, Deadly Metal Hatchet beheading daffodils! As ever, a great and imaginative list, and my all-time favorite item, as cool as the others are, is “Susan’s world continues to grow” — what a marvelous thing that is! 🙂

  35. SandyCarlson

    March 20, 2008 3:01 pm

    No. 8 is definitely my kind of abuse!

  36. Lara Lee

    March 20, 2008 3:09 pm

    That Cadbury egg would disappear. Happy TT!

  37. The Gal Herself

    March 20, 2008 3:12 pm

    Ah, Trevor is a slave to fashion, isn’t he? I wonder — is Pam completely booked? I think I could use a trainer. Let me rephrase — I KNOW I could use a trainer, and maybe Pam and I wouldn’t kill each other during the training process. Happy Spring, and thanks for visiting my TT.

  38. Celticlibrarian

    March 20, 2008 4:47 pm

    I found $5 in a coat once.BR/BR/I saw some daffodils the other day (still with heads) and it struck me that it must be spring. May your world continue to expand. BR/BR/Happy TT!

  39. Shelley Munro

    March 20, 2008 4:53 pm

    How could they do that to daffodils???? Mean, just plain mean. I’d love to have Creme eggs thrown at me, but I guess I’d be attending classes with all the other women worried about swimsuit season!

  40. scooper

    March 20, 2008 9:31 pm

    I would much rather have Cadbury eggs thrown at me than regular eggs, but wouldn’t it hurt? Say you get cracked in the eye…

  41. Susan Helene Gottfried

    March 20, 2008 9:57 pm

    Hey, Scoop, it’s all fun until someone loses an eye. And then it’s fun you can’t see! :DBR/BR/(Yes, that’s a real quote. Or maybe a paraphrase of a real quote. Whichever.)

  42. little navigator

    March 20, 2008 10:29 pm

    Wow, I’m living in a cave. I didn’t realize Spring is among us. Note to self: get out more often

  43. Ann

    March 20, 2008 10:31 pm

    Great list. I’ve found movie tickets in my jacket pocket, and once a $5. Happy TT. :)BR/P.S. I could have sworn I commented, can’t remember what I said, but I could have sworn I said something. Headdesk.

  44. Nap Warden

    March 20, 2008 11:01 pm

    Girl, we got 8 inches of snow coming here…spring? I wish…

  45. Di

    March 20, 2008 11:51 pm

    Di sneezes 47 times in a row…several times levitating off her chair. She gives special dispensation to all of her friends to bless her once in March and be covered until June.

  46. Wylie Kinson

    March 20, 2008 11:59 pm

    Walter’s going on tour? Woo hoo!BR/Love the daffodil beheading (well, not really,… just the imagery 😉

  47. Smiler

    March 22, 2008 8:34 pm

    I don’t know where it is your characters live, but it’s nowhere near here (Montreal) that’s for sure! Apparently we’re still in for 6 weeks of freezing winter weather and only THEN will the mounds of snow everywhere begin thawing. Doesn’t inspire anyone here to try to squeeze into a swimsuit, that for sure. :-S

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