Friday, November 30, 2007

November 30, 2007

Rain with strong winds in the evening. The first day of seriously interesting weather we've had around here that wasn't induced by an arsonist. So I ask my fellow angelinos what there day ws like in the rain and JG tells me there's squeaky shoes everywhere and RS says rush hour traffic in the rain is the pits. I say I wish I would have saved some bread bags to wrap around my feet. The shoes may be squaeky but the socks are soaked.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

November 29, 2007

You can't know how lovely the weather is in LA this time of year. That's why I have to tell you. To know it is to live it. Late late november brings these incredible dim blue-toned afternoons. The sun starts setting at noon now, who knows what will happen in December. Technically one could argue that the sun starts setting as soon as it's done rising. Just like how we all start dying from the day we are born.

And that is how 80 and Sunny likes to spread a little sunshine.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

November 28, 2007

Crud. It's so late to post about the weather. I was stuck in traffic. Traffic at night in LA is as common as sunshine.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

November 27, 2007

Eleven, two-seven, Oh seven. Oh seven why did you not appear in the temperature today? I read in the paper that maybe you appeared near the airport.

Why is it always the airport temperature that gets special attention? No one is really hanging outside there. I know, I know, it’s just because there’s lots of measuring equipment there. Well there is only one thing you need to measure temperature in LA, besides this site of course, and that is your heart.

I told an old professor of mine about 80 and Sunny and describing sunshine and he said it sounded a lot like Philip Glass, subtle differences. Of course I am just like Philip Glass. But the only difference I can see in the sunshine today compared to yesterday is because of the time I looked at it. It was sunnier about two hours more today than yesterday. This is the effect of comparative suniture.

Monday, November 26, 2007

November 26, 2007

The fall in Los Angeles is genuinely friendly. That is why even when it is supposedly seventy degrees you still could use a little jacket or sweater. You never know where the day may take you. This place gets four o'clock shadows at noon. Not unsual for a town known for it's three martini lunches.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

November 25, 2007

SUNday's Seven Kinds of Sunny:

1) Bright

2) Imposing

3) Authoratative

4) Gentle

5) Encompasing

6) Encouraging

7) Punishing

Note: Today was actually mostly grey but the morning was sunny enough to inspire the post.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

November 24, 2007

Low and lazy seventies with stretchy sunshine.

Adjusting to Los Angeles weather is like adjusting to a swedish massage. It's not hard.

Friday, November 23, 2007

November 23, 2007

Q + A with Kyle

Q: Yo! How is LA? Im heading back tonight. What did i miss besides DDL?*

A: Nothing. It's cold and grey. Dewey defeated Truman.

*Daniel Day Lewis

Thursday, November 22, 2007

November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving from the land of snow and family.

Happy Birthday to Kelly K!

80 and Sunny will be back with regular updates on Saturday.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

November 18, 2007

And from the great mind of Bethany:

Friday, november 16, 2007

today the city was like a giant wound wrapped in too much gauze--everything becoming part of one big ugly bandage. trees and buildings disappeared in the pus of pollution.

saturday, november 17, 2007

brrrrr. for LA, today was cold. even the manly men couldn't help but shiver in their t-shirts.

sunday, november 18, 2007

los angeles weather is on a diet, it just keeps dropping those degrees like unwanted pounds on the adkins diet. lots of steak wrapped in bacon, and laying off the watermelon.

Friday, November 16, 2007

November 15, 2007

I forgot to mention that 80 and Sunny Los Angeles is on a brief hiatus while I research Michigan weather. I can tell you that I am certain there was a fifty degree difference in the two places today.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

November 14, 2007

Let's just call it like it is shall we? Eighty degrees and sunny with sunshine. The kind of sunny sun that tells you, even if no one else is, that you are doing a-ok. Mr. Happyshine is on your shoulders (at least until six after five).

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

November 13, 2007

Driving around with a senior citizen, who happens to be your boss, and listening to them talk about the pleasant weather is as fun as helping a senior citizen, who happens to be your boss, use a computer. All the details are read out loud and all the time.

Monday, November 12, 2007

November 12, 2007

Well weren't you splendid? You sun, showed up on time and behaved like a good child. You were seen and not heard. Just brilliant! Everybody loved you. I'm sure they will ask you back.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

November 11, 2007

The fog of war.

We have names (excuses) for grayish weather in LA. You may have heard of May Gray and June Gloom but what's the deal with this place the past couple days in November? Did the coasts flip-flop? Is Seattle sneaking in? London? Where are we? In the middle of the November Nasties?

Happy Veterans Day.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

November 10, 2007

Quiet on the western front.

Friday, November 9, 2007

November 9, 2007

From B:

63 and Hazy, who said LA was a one trick pony? As much as I usually hate gossip, rumor has it rain its on its way this weekend. I wonder if that will be on entertainment tonight?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

November 8, 2007

It was a soft day. That's what the Irish call a misty low-cloud day. I heard it on NPR a few days ago during their coverage of the Joe Torre press conference at Dodgers Stadium and wanted to wait a few days before using it. I wasn't going to mention borrowing from the radio show but.. I dunno, you'd think it takes bright sunshine to expose truth but it's these cloudly days that encourage full disclosure.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

November 7, 2007

Bright and snappy today with the temp hovering just around seventy degrees. Wardrobe options are starting to broaden. We have forgotten about the past darkness because while we know that many across the nation celebrate quaint fall days by praising crisp air and tangerine sunlight, we will have this for months and months to come. Thank you November.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

November 6, 2007

It's not 80 and Sunny any more and it hasn't been for a good three or four days. It feels like it's all lost. We are spoilt.

Monday, November 5, 2007

November 5, 2007

It was so dark today even before the night came that I thought I might have missed three nights in a row of posts. Someone must have brought some Alaska in with them because the weatherman promised seventy two degrees but it felt like twenty of them ther degrees got lost in transmission (or comparison to recent Mexican vacation).

Sunday, November 4, 2007

November 4, 2007

I'm finding it hard to get back into my Los Angeles weather conversation. The Yucatan Penninsula is moist and hot. That kind of weather always brings to mind images of soldiers walking through the pacific islands in helmets carrying backpacks. Stinkin'. Sweating. Sweltering. Maybe it makes people think of other things but that's what jungle heat makes me think of. I am glad Los Angeles heat is not jungle heat in November. If you look back to the August entries you'll see that it can get jungle like though.

I'm not glad that daylight savings is in full effect. Like today, it was a reasonable 70 degrees with a soft cloudy umbrella making it an inviting day for a nap. And if you did take a nap and you woke up at around five fifteen you might have just thought it was nine pm. Because that is how DST works.

October 28 - November 3, 2007

Whats better than a kept promise? Sunny weather, maybe.

Thanks Bethany and JG for your accurate and astute account of what I missed:

October 28, 2007

Today a Southeasterly wind blew the ashen remains of the fires out into the Pacific. Colors eagerly returned to their proper place, replacing the gray of haze. For the first time in several days, we were reminded of the forgotten blue of our Los Angeles sky. The day finished in hopeful golds and brilliant pinks.

October 29, 2007

Mr. Monet painted the sky today, while Walt Disney was at his side saying, “Yes, like that!” or “A little more blue over there and make that cloud a bit brighter and a tad fluffier.” Throughout the day they both took pause to admire their masterful work, and Walt would turn to Claude and say, “Perfect, simply perfect.” And Claude would smile with his eyes in agreement. I got a kink in my neck looking up in wonder all day. Beautiful.

October 30, 2007

T-shirt, jeans, a smile. Randy Newman must have penned “I Love LA” on a day just like today.

October 31, 2007

I found myself wanting to hear the sound of crunching leaves at my feet today. I breathed a bit heavier hoping for even the slightest trail of breath to curl out of my mouth. But alas, Halloween provided the appropriate conditions for the inappropriate parade of half naked girls and their sexy costumes. BOObies!

November 1, 2007

That time of year is upon us where the brisk and cloudy mornings tease us into sweaters only to find ours sweaty selves cursing at the sun by midday. No deodorant can remedy overheating in mohair.

November 2, 2007

“What was the weather like today?” –Bethany


November 3, 2007

Today every child in the greater Los Angeles area woke bright and early, not to watch Saturday morning cartoons, but to each light a smoke bomb. LA has disappeared in the haze of their prank.