Saturday, October 27, 2007

October 27, 2007

Low and mid seventies. It was gray, still, and misty so the temperature drop felt suspicious after the last couple days. We saw a few drops of rain but not enough to substitute for a lawn-watering or a car wash, even by my standards. It wasn't sunny here today and it's not going to be sunny where I'm going. It's mid fall now and there's no reason to cry about it.

80 and Sunny won't have daily posts this week but I have special reporters documenting the LA weather and we'll have something spectacular like a whole week of daily weather posts all at once next Sunday.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ocotber 26, 2007

Still hotish. We were all somewhere near a window today at that point where something cleared away and we saw our old friend the sun. It was then when we realized just how smoky things had gotten. It made it more of a contemplative Friday afternoon than usual.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 25, 2007

Smog or smoke smog or smoke smog or smoke smog or smoke smoke or smog smoke or smog?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October 24, 2007

Ninety degrees in October is a heat that feels exactly like getting stuck behind the bus with the exposed exhaust. You suffer knowing that eventually something, whether it be your head or the pipe or the road, is going to crack open and the evening will come and the heat will break.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

October 23, 2007

This is what it feels like to stand next to a city on fire. Ninety degrees, hot and still like holding your face next to the lightbulb in an Easy Bake Oven. Just checking to see if that little cake is done.

Monday, October 22, 2007

October 22, 2007

79 degrees, hot, dry and windy. The winds are against most of southern California. I live in the part of town that isn't on fire.

The Santa Anas were coming in tricky today too. The kind of winds where only the lower bushes move around where the tall trees stand on still guard. This is indeed, the weather of trouble.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

October 21, 2007

I got a call from a friend in Chicago today. She said that the 80 degree weather there this late in October proves that global warming is a reality. I say that the 80 degree weather here in LA is proof that it isn't. It's national warming that is happening. we are all going to be on the same temperature after a while. It's a government conspiracy thing.

For us here it's a tricky thing, this hot sun in the fall. Looking for shade and halloween costumes is a confusing daily pastime.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

October 20, 2007

Santa. Ana. Winds.

Friday, October 19, 2007

October 19, 2007

Seventy-nine degrees and an encore of summer sun. The kind of sun that put everything back in it's two dimensional place. Giving the people, and the trees, and the buildings, and the cars a bright side and a dark side. And nothing in between.

Saran wrap your pumpkins. A heat wave is coming.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

October 18, 2007

It got hot today when we were walking. So says a Los Feliz resident. Proof enough that it was over 70. Gorgeous. Again. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

October 17, 2007

High sixties with fall sunshine today.

We try to convince ourselves that there are trees with leaves changing color around here. There are some good examples of fall color change. Most of 'em are just some leaves turning brownish. But what does that matter, we've got a city-block-sized pumpkin patch with a white and orange striped awning.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

October 16, 2007

Be still my rouseled heart.A day with this kind of rutilant sunshine is of the highest romantic nature.

Monday, October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007

Whoa whoa whoa! Today never happened. The darkness never lifted. The scent of mothballs had no time to escape our woolen sweaters. It was barely 60 degrees and the sun was nowhere to be found. You can take a day off dear sir, but not here in SoCal.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

October 13 and 14, 2007

Saturday was a pleasant post-rain day.

Hot soup weather is welcomed by about 35 percent of Angelinos. Most of them transplants. The rest of them just see no need to have a grey sky or a mild chill in the air even for a day. Heck, even for an afternoon.

(Sunday) Another thing about living in southern California is that come mid-October you can drive to any kind of weather you'd like.

Friday, October 12, 2007

October 12, 2007

69 and fair it was today.Intermitent patches of clouds all day finishing off with a puffy pink sunset.

Sometimes, even in Los Angeles, if you wait until night time to write it will rain. And when it rains you will be so happy because you might be able to find parking in Los Feliz or maybe you can turn your heater on or your TV off so you can listen to that unfamiliar sound of water gushing off unprepared roofsides and pooling up on the streetside.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

October 11, 2007

LAnniversary for a special gal today. Like the staying power of a sunburn, I mean sunny day, she has lasted three years in this beasty urbania.

When asked what was it that makes her stay she replied, "I cannot answer that in words." And then she looked around for a pacific ocean or palm tree to point to and noticed her car was in a white zone. The glare of the noontime sun had blinded her parking judgement.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

October 10, 2007

High seventies and sunny. Yep.

Excerpts from a notepad:

The sun shined on us like a blessing.

Her eyes crinkled up in the
sunlight the same way they did when she was smiling.

Brightness is characterized by happiness. 80 and Sunny ultimately wants to know, what does nearly daily sunshine mean to happiness? Sunshine doesn't go away if we take it for granted but happiness may be a different story.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

October 9, 2007

Halloween set-ups are appearing all over this city. An elaborate graveyard featuring plastic fruits and skeletons is especially impressive. But something about shorter days and longer shadows inspires the creation of Thanksgiving countdown calendars.

Monday, October 8, 2007

October 8, 2007

Temps were higher than 80 today. I'll give this day the "groovy award" only because someone gave that award to Kelly K and I today at a travel shop and it's just too something to hold onto. Kind of like sunshine, you can't hold it in your hand, you just gotta feel it.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

October 7, 2007

Too sunny to go to a flea market at high noon.
It's hell on wide open concrete shifting through old brige card sets and wicker placemats.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

October 6, 2007

It's my brothers birthday. Too bad he was driving through Illinois and not here in Los Angeles enjoying a fine fall day that included sun, temps in the sensible seventies, and crickets. There aren't many bugs here. They don't hang out a lot because the seasons are too subtle to know when you are supposed to be indoors or outdoors or whatever doors exoskeletons are concerned with. So instead you have your nighttime bugs and you daytime bugs and then you have your pests like cockroaches and junkmailers. Spiders make new webs on my back porch nightly and I don't mind. Like the kind Los Angeles son, I love and shine upon all creatures great and small.

Friday, October 5, 2007

October 5, 2007

In the Koppen Climate Classification System Los Angeles is part of:

Mediterranean climates (Csa, Csb):[6] These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30° and 45°, though on the west coast of North America, they occur in small patches as far north as 48°. These climates are in the polar front region in winter, and thus have moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather. Summers are hot and dry, due to the domination of the subtropical high pressure systems, except in the immediate coastal areas, where summers are milder due to the nearby presence of cold ocean currents that may bring fog but prevent rain.

Today was a solemn goldeny fall day. Classically romantic and Mediterranean.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

October 4, 2007

Fully sunny for 12 hours.

Twice today I heard people say "I just love boot season."

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

October 3, 2007

Dear XX,
Could you ever in your wildest dreams imagine that there are forces within us that make the temperature rise? The sun beam? The wind blow? Can you believe that today was hotter than yesterday? Temperature is not linear like everything else in this crazy ol' life. We are not on an ascending or decending path to the hottest or coldest day.
I guess what I am trying to say is that what you feel one day may be drastically different than the next. And you may not be the best critic of this anyway because sometimes you can't even remember how it feels when its 108 degrees because it's been too long.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

October 2, 2007

I heard a weather report from Portland that it was cold and rainy up there in the Pacific Northwest. Rest assured that it is not here. The second day of the work week and the second day of October gave us an extra special second helping of warm smiley good-to-your-clean-socks sunshine. It may take another month but everyone will be jealous soon. Soon.

Monday, October 1, 2007

October 1, 2007

What's it like living in the land of constant sunshine and beautiful people? It's a lot like a three martini lunch, a grape flavored blow-pop, and a first view of the Grand Canyon or your prom date. And maybe a bit like walking out of a crappy job and knowing that you will be taken care of. It's like falling back into a large crowd for a trust exercise. It's knowing that as sure as the earth turns the sun will shine on LA. Reliance. It's not just in the name of a great car. It's the sun on the city of angels.