I'm a great believer in whimsey and doing the unexpected. While trying to cope with the temperature outside being in the teens and swimming a long way off, I was shopping online for a swimsuit when I found this one:
Yes, this string bikini is in the colors of the Maryland flag. It is really colorful, unique in design, and should serve as a conversation gambit, even though I'm from Tennessee and not Maryland. Additional bonus: the bottom is not a thong!
It's about this time of year back in Tennessee that the novelty of winter would lose its charm and there would be time of counting the days until spring. Maybe that's why St. Patrick's Day is so much celebrated!