Wednesday, October 07, 2009

When I first moved to CA, I used to laugh at everyone that would be wearing sweaters and the like when it was like 70 degrees out. It just seemed so unnecessary. But here I am, in the same weather, putting on a hoodie. I sort of caught myself doing it, and then realized that I wasn't even cold, it was just cool enough justify putting sleeves on. It's been an absurdly long summer (since late April or so?), and one without a single drop of rain. As someone who hates wearing shorts, I haven't had much wiggle room as far as clothing selection, especially with a wardrobe far more suited to the East coast. Maybe it's the fact that I've had this brand new Sixers hoodie that I got super cheap just waiting in my closet to be worn. Of course, I prefer the cold weather. I'd much rather want to throw on an extra layer than want to remove a layer of my own skin. So maybe it makes sense that in some weird way I'm hoping to usher in the cold(er) weather by dressing the part for it. Of course, I won't be so lucky. It's supposed to be back up in the mid-80s by next week, and nary a drop in the forecast. I think that drop would be the most revitalizing piece of precipitation that ever fell to the ground like manna from the heavens.

Maybe it'll show up by Thanksgiving.

4 comments:

Chase said...

I am actively planning a trip to Minnesota in June for absolutely no reason other than summer in Virginia sucks ass.

PDX Chica said...

Incidentally, it was around 65 this past Saturday, and while out running errands, I saw a girl walking on the street in winter jacket, ski cap AND gloves. Maybe she's doing the same thing as you? Not having lived in Southern California before, I can only imagine how monotonous the hot sunny weather gets after a while.

Cotton said...

GLOVES!?!?? haha Portland.

you know that Minnesota might be worse in the summer than VA, right? I've heard the mosquitoes are unbearable. I was actually gonna say Portland has an ideal summer clime.

Chase said...

oh man that cannot be! I was hoping that June was in time for the spring thaw. I can't go afford to go to alaska every august (although I would try).