Monday, December 31, 2007

December 31, 2007

Kyle R's Report for the last day of 2007:

68 and sunny and everyone is bundled up. Either everyone in Hollywood is an actor, or they all have a hyperactive thyroid.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

December 30, 2007

Fashion and weather Reporter Kyle Writeman Rieter tells me that today:

Black t-shirt was fine on its own. Good thing I was wearing one. White t-shirt would have needed a light jacket. I don't have time for that shit.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

December 29, 2007

KR SayZ:

Not a cloud in the sky, not a car on the 101, not a writer in the studios. Once it begins snowing and gas drops below $3.60 a gallon, Los Angeles will officially become America's version of Ottawa.

Friday, December 28, 2007

December 28, 2007


The early morning daylight tried desperately to fall through the clouds like an old man vomiting Sunny Delight through tufts of soot-flavored cotton candy. By midday, the sun had claimed victory and Angelenos benefited from its warmth, though it seems to have negatively affected their ability to write a compelling simile.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

December 27, 2007

Guest writer Kyle R's first Christmas break contribution:

"Everything is sunny above the clouds, but I hear L.A. was nice too." Sorry, I just got back.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas from 80 & Sunny!

Sweet Amanda Street Reports:

After Santa finished passing out presents across he globe, he stopped at his final destination- Los Angeles, CA where he traded in his fury suit for cropped pants, a t-shirt (yes, it was red) and a snow white cardigan- perfect for the southern California Christmas weather. Had baby Jesus been born here today- he would have been baptised in the great blue sea- perhaps a bit chilly for us but after all, he is God or enlightened at least. He would have dipped in and then after a cry of delight- soaked in the warmth of our dedicated sun. Recommended dress for today's weather- One pair of cropped pants (preferably red),one red t-shirt and one snow white cardigan.

Monday, December 24, 2007

December 24, 2007

I'm back in the motherland so Amanda S was kind enough to send me this poetic recollection of her weather experience:

Today was gentle in Echo Park. The sun kissed my face and I kissed it back. It was a soft kiss- familiar and welcome. It spread to my arms and knees and at moments it made me pause with love. In Burbank however- the sun pulled out it's mini daggers and threatened to pierce my skin. I looked for a loving spot but when I could not find one, I left quickly as I prefer kisses to daggers.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

December 22 & 23

Cold and traffic-y on the way outta town. Tough windy times with enough sun to guide the way to a guest writer for the next week.

Friday, December 21, 2007

December 21, 2007

60 and sunny enough to burn off the spacebag smell on a few of my sweaters. Should be great weather for caroling the next couple days.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

December 20, 2007

Rain one day shame on you. Rain two days in a row, shame on me.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

December 19, 2007

Listen, when they close down the car washes around here you can't help but think that North vs South California civil war is about to commence. What other explanation there it be? Chilly wet weather? Yeah, right.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

December 18, 2007

Dumped on.

Getting inches of rain at a time in Los Angeles is as rare as ketchup in a proper steakhouse. We all need something once in a while to louse up an already well-done traffic situation.

Monday, December 17, 2007

December 17, 2007

So maybe yesterday's entry was lame. One could choose to see it that way I guess.

Maybe I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of two days in a row of succulent white zinfandel sunshine that my heart and the blog skipped a beat.

December 16, 2007

Patton museum.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

December 15, 2005

Oh by gosh by golly. Sunshine and high-sixties Saturday. Sweet beams of light encouraged goodwill and peace on earth and dog walking.

Friday, December 14, 2007

December 14, 2007

Cold, slow, and sunny. That's today in reverse order.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

December 13, 2007

A black cloud named the Mitchell Report blackened the city today and left the streets dour and spiritless.

Nah, I just wanted to be dramatic. It was another beautiful crisp day. It got so cold after sundown that I could see my breath. Break out the space heater.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

December 12, 2007

Low sixties and sunny today. It's heavy traffic season for the post office. Do people leave gifts for their postal carrier anymore? That is a question that has a lot to do with the weather because there isn't anybody that has to deal with the weather more than a postal carrier. Weathermen, truck drivers, cops, construction workers, and zookeepers probably deal a bit as well but they aren't bringing me my copies of Oprah and New Mexico Magazine.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

December 11, 2007

There is a reason that light is used in religious texts as symbol of life and love everlasting. It is as we are. It is the source of all things that beget all other things. We are born into the light and we walk toward it in death. Imagine, if you will, what it is like to live in a very special awestriking inspired place where the earth is golden golden gold all day long and the light makes you in love with everything it shines on. Imagine a dumpster smothered in shimmering god light and a traffic jam peppered with Jehovah starbursts. This is December in Los Angeles -- longer, slower more thoughtful light shining all about with the intensity of a serious discussion.

Monday, December 10, 2007

December 10, 2007

Jimmy says the weather almost had a hint of spring today. A near perfect day in LA.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

December 9, 2007

Perfect and light. 61, sunny, and bright.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

December 8, 2007

Anyone else have ants in their pants to get to the winter equinox? It is all we can talk about here. It's not that it's 60 degrees, we like it a little bit, we'll even wear ridiculous woolen sweaters - the same kind that the midwesterns leave in the trunks of their cars incase they have to live off snow and road kill for a couple days. It's just that we value our sunshine more so it's not so fun when you leave brunch at the darkness of night is falling.

Friday, December 7, 2007

December 7, 2007

Like the hair of some one I know, Fridays have succumbed to greying.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

December 6, 2007

She came back from New York today Miss Kelly K
and announced the clouds in the sky.

Oh me oh my she said
If I lived here I would die.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

December 5, 2007

Low seventies with a sweet sippin' sunshine all day today. At night this place is as full of christmas and holiday cheer as anyplace on earth.

Weatherman Terms From My 1984 Book on Climate and Weather:
Synoptic weather guides give a synopsis or summary of the weather at any given time.
Prognostic maps show forecasts of the weather (the FUTURE).
Low air systems are called depressions.
High air systems are called anticyclones.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

December 4, 2007

The light is all right.

High seventies outside the shade today. The kind of weather that makes people move here. I wouldn’t recommend it now, it being so close to the holidays and all. Now that it is December, the rest of the country will succumb to snowfall and the time known as 80 and Sunny's Comparison Period will begin.

Monday, December 3, 2007

December 3, 2007

It's the best when it's sunny and a bit chilly outside, like in the mid sixties. Smog doesn't have the same density in cooler weather. I'm not sure if that is a real science fact but it's a fact to some people. It's more of a truth than a fact. And truth is what you can see when it's sunny and a bit chilly like in the mid sixties and the smog is someplace else.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

December 2, 2007

After seeing "I'm Not There" I was forced to reevaluate my expectations for the sunshine.

This morning the sunshine was a glass of lemonade, and by the afternoon it was a bucket of tapioca pudding.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007

I don't even know how to write this but it was in the fifties today. At least that was the wind temp. Positively freezing for this part of the country. The avenues are ghost towns. No one goes out. It's December now.