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Thursday, December 01, 2005

It's Raining, It's Pouring

...and you know what the old man is doing. Hey now! I'm talking about the one who's snoring.

I can't remember when I've seen it rain so hard here! Absolutely dumping. Cats and dogs. And squirrels. And other small animals. It's definitely a day to stay inside, cozy and warm, and not venture out. Unfortunately, some of us have no choice, and so then it's Go Out At Your Own Risk. WHY CAN'T PEOPLE DRIVE IN THE RAIN? We don't even have real "weather" here like some places do----I can't imagine snow driving or driving in terrible storms. But even so, we do get rain and everyone seems to forget how to drive. (Except a few of us, of course). Slow down, the pavement is, uh, wet. NO, do not go 25 miles below the speed limit because then YOU are more dangerous than the rain. Etc. Etc.

I think I've had enough. It's hot chocolate and a good book for me. Oh wait, actually it's laundry and housecleaning for me. Either way, it's not driving on these streets with all these crazy drivers.


Blogger mreddie said...

Hold on - I thought it didn't rain in California - or was that Southern California? Wait - it was the golf course, it never rains on the course. That's what I heard anyway.

Just got back home from a little shopping trip with my favorite wife - it's not raining here and people still don't know how to drive.

For me it's a cup of hot tea and a good computer. ec

5:30 PM, December 01, 2005

Blogger Michelle said...

You are so right! What is it with people? Duh! The roads are slick and slippery,it's something that turns them into speed demons.
Sounds like you have a nice day indoors planned....enjoy :)

3:14 AM, December 02, 2005

Blogger No_Newz said...

Wait a tic! You're in "sunny California"!!!! You aren't sitting in 5 degree (F) weather trying to warm your car, or blow hot breaths onto your hands so your fingers don't snap off. You Missy are not allowed to say the word cold ever again. Unless you come over to the Lane Estate for a visit. :)
Speaking of which, guess what?! It's my blog's birthday tomorrow. I'll be 1 year old. Please stop by for a slice of cake. :)
Have a great weekend!
Lois Lane

8:52 AM, December 02, 2005

Blogger michaela said...

rain, rain, go away! it's so dark and dreary outside! sitting inside with a book sounds like a great idea!

9:17 AM, December 02, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

5 degrees!!!! No, I am a self-admitted cold wimp. I don't even think I'd survive a moment in "real" cold. And today, a new day, we're back to "sunny california" living. whew. But it IS cold (to me). Clear and cold. However my fingers aren't going to snap off anytime soon.

yeah, good books all around.

10:25 AM, December 02, 2005

Blogger DDM said...

I live in Washington state, where it rains at least 8 months of the year. And do you think people here can drive in the rain? NO! It's so frustrating!

12:14 AM, December 03, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

8 months of the year?? My brother-in-law lives there and he often tries to tell us that we should live up there. But this is exactly why I can't: 8 months of rain/grey sky/mist/cloudy darkness. No can do. Pretty tho. And yeah, that would increase the chances of crazy drivers.

12:59 AM, December 03, 2005

Blogger DDM said... 8 months might be a tad on the overexagerrated side. But you're from California, and it's my duty as a noble Washingtonian to keep y'all outta here. :-)
It depends on the winter, how much it rains. Last year, was incredibly mild. It only froze twice the whole winter, and one of those days was snowy and that was it. The rest of the days were clear and crisp and chilly. This year, is turning out to be a bit more rough around the edges. We've had snow/rain mixed off and on for 4 days. It's not the rain that bothers me. It's the endless gray skies. Weeks of gray are not good for the soul. We try to make at least one sunny escape a year.

8:25 PM, December 03, 2005

Blogger DDM said...

Oh...and our summers are to die for. Not too hot, sunny for 3-4 months. We live on Puget Sound, and put the boat in the water around May, and don't take her out until September. Gorgeous summers in the Pacific Northwest. If you can survive the winter gray, the spring and summer is worth it!

8:28 PM, December 03, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

I believe you. I've seen pictures and I know it's gorgeous. I don't know if I'd do well with all the grey days, tho. See, here in the beautiful California Bay Area, the springs and summers are gorgeous as well. But we don't have long months of grey!
maybe you should try it! :)

9:26 PM, December 03, 2005


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