I don’t know what it is about March, but it seems to bring out the worst in people. Not that it necessarily causes people to act outside of their normal selves, but seriously, every March is based around chaos, calamity, commotion, and confusion.
Every aspect of our lives seems to be out of whack in March… not necessarily in a bad way, but in a way that isn’t conducive to preserving our sanity! Case in point, with three solid examples…
- The Ides of March – a classic history tale, the Ides of March was the fateful time when Julius Caesar was shanked by his loyal counterpart Brutus. How ironic that a celebration of the god Mars, the god of war, would coincide with the same day that his death occurred. He should have heeded everyone’s advice to “beware the Ides of March.” Or maybe he should have just brushed up on his Shakespeare :P
- Student body elections/real caucuses – For me, March is always filled with the student body elections on campus. However, there are much bigger fish being fried in the race for the Presidential nomination. As I’m sure many of you are, I’m so sick of all the bloody campaigning and mud tossing and meaningless information being thrown into the air along with smoke and mirrors. I want a candidate who has one or two phenomenal ideas and can convince me why they will help our country improve. They can’t turn our country around any quicker than an aircraft can do a 180, so they need to bring something realistic and viable to the table. Be honest and forthright, not the savior of the USA!
- March Madness – The greatest thing about March, is the epicness that is college basketball! Honestly, I want nothing to do with it before the tournament starts, because it just isn’t that exciting. It’s pretty awesome, however, when 68 teams go toe to toe trying to eliminate their competition from the tournament. How’s that for chaos?! And March Madness never disappoints. Often times, the Elite Eight and Final Four games are far more exciting than the championship round, and triple overtimes are not unheard of. Besides baseball, it’s one of few sporting events that gets me pulled into the excitement. College football bowls are fun, but there’s too many to care.
March is always an exciting time, stressful, but very exciting, and this year doesn’t disappoint. The craziness has just begun, but the awesomeness is yet to come. Full steam ahead!