Posted in personal
February 26, 2011

Today is weird.

Rain is a big deal here in Southern California. With the slightest bit of moisture, all the news channels are on StormWatch [insert year here] and they have nearly every tiny reporter they can find out in the street wearing rain slickers and waiting to tell you how wet it is out there.

Last night it rained furiously here. The forecast called for rain in the morning, and while I knew people who had snow, hail and rain… there were nothing but blue skies here.

I went out to run errands, and it was literally as though there was some dome over our city, keeping clouds away. I got lunch, went to a couple stores… and still, nothing but blue skies. Yet, everyone drove as if it was going to start raining any second!

People sped and cut each other off. They were all in a mad rush to get home before the rain began! If you were not aware, people who live in Southern California are not made of flesh and bone- they are made of sugar and will melt in the rain. Or they are all the Wicked Witch of the West. Take your pick, my pretties.

To be fair, there is some concern about rain here. When the suburbia sprang up and modern systems put into place, city planners seemed to forget that it always rains heavily in the late winter and early spring. If you hear people who claim that it “never rains here,” they’re lying. I’ve lived here since I was 3, and it always rains around this time of year. Sometimes not very much- and other times you get a lot of rain. Yet, city planners forgot, and so the drainage systems always overflow and streets flood.

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