Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 31, 2008

If yesterday was nice, today was three degrees nicer. Sunshine, snowcaps, and the Santa Anita Park.

January 30, 2008


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 29, 2008

Warmer and sunnier than any given Tuesday across America.

We are so deep in January it's almost gone. The days can't possibly, scientifically, be getting any shorter but they are.

Monday, January 28, 2008

January 28, 2008

I fear that the project is slipping through my fingers. The unimaginable has happened: SADD in LA.

January has thus far, been like a senior citizen in a bathtub: 80% grey, 75% wet.

Please send money and sun.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

January 27, 2008

The Big Words daily calendar that my mother got me for Christmas combines the dates on the weekends like this: January 26/27.

Apparently one big word per weekend is enough for everybody. Just like one decent description of rain per weekend is enough. It's raining again.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

January 26, 2008

The gift of a sunny day after a bout of rain should not be underestimated. To all of us it was like we were handed bulldog puppies underneath a rainbow: cute and magical.

Theres some kind of storm on the way so we all, friends, strangers, countrymen, and clerks, spent up our conversation with the weather topic. Just like home!

Friday, January 25, 2008

January 25, 2008

What does it feel like to be the mostly rainy day after two days of macho downpours and hailstorms? Probably feels a little like third place. If it wasn't for the fact that the rain was washing away the last bits of the work week, well it would have been a third place day.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

January 24, 2008

Greetings from monsoon season in the city of angels.

It hailed today. Ice balls in the Staples parking lot on San Fernando near the 2. Tell that to the dreamers.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

January 23, 2008

We are a part of a puddle nation. It was so so rainy today at all the wrong times.

I have professionally determined that traffic is actual part of Los Angeles weather. It is an exclusive part of the urban lifestyle where mechanics meet organics. The cars aren't weather per se, but they could be. I was behind a giant white truck at the 101/10/5 split near downtown and it was my own personal hurricane.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

January 22, 2008

Sprinkles. Not just a great cupcake place in Beverly Hills.

Monday, January 21, 2008

January 21, 2008

Barely sixty with simultaneous ran and sunshine. Seepage lighting that seems ten times brighter than the usual, like spotlights on the skyscrapers. Welcome to the show.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

January 20, 2008

This weekend was probably the kind of weekend you would ask for if you knew what was good for you or if your doctor or concerned friends told you that you really should do something nice for yourself.

High sixties and sunshine for days. Days, as in three days, of super sun. The guide-you-to-the-mountians sun. Not to be confused with summer sun, propa winter sun makes you want to step out of the shade and not in it.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

January 17, 2008

70s and sunny.

Sunshine feels like friendship. It makes traffic and other difficult things like left hand turns on Melrose, easier to deal with.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

January 16, 2008

Beautiful winter sunwarmed day.

Difference in temperature between 3pm and 8pm was about twenty degrees. 8pm and 11pm another ten degrees.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

January 15, 2008

I keep wanting to type 200SEVEN instead of 200EIGHT.

I keel wanting to write SIXTYdegrees when it is actually SEVENTY degrees.

It's going to take some time but eventually I will accept that someone moved
my cheese.

Monday, January 14, 2008

January 14, 2008

The best part about January in LA is that it is rarely mistaken for being January in Fairbanks.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

January 13, 2007

If you measured karma by how much sunshine shines then Los Angeles finally got paid back for all the times a highway exit opened right when a traffic jam was about to start. Nah, that's not good - How about Los Angeles finally got paid back for keeping the pacific dirty enough to discourage sharks from attacking children.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

January 12, 2008

Dag-gone.A little visit from Mizz Spring today in Los Angeles. Abundant smooches of glorious sunshine for all!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

January 10, 2008

Today was an aspirational version of 80 and Sunny: Low 60s and a little cloudy.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

January 9, 2008

Chills to pay the bills.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

January 8, 2008

I got a half-dozen texts today from my weather cohorts in the east.

"It's 68 and sunny in New York!"

"Its 62 in Detroit!"

Yeah yeah, so you stole our weather for a day. Enjoy it. It wasn't so bad around these parts either, low sixties with just a tasteful touch of sun, nothing gauche. Imagine if I had to write people every day it was sunny around here. Oh, I guess you don't have to imagine it.

Monday, January 7, 2008

January 7, 2008

Guess whos back? The sun. Yep, mid sixties and bright. Visibilty a million miles. I could could count the bumps and shrubs on the Pasadena hills from Glendale.

Yeah, it was so good to see the ol' sun. He's looking sharp. Has he had some work done?

Sunday, January 6, 2008

January 6, 2007

Barometrically speaking, this is headache weather. It's grey and rainy and the sides of the streets are pooling up with inches and inches of acid rain. Today would have been a great day to practice water skiing behind cars on the 210. It's wet here, so out of place, so out of sorts, all we talk about is the rainy season of 2005. Remember that? It was really rainy.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

January 5, 2007

The weather is so comfy, so mid-sixties, that even the grey clouds want to hang out in LA. Not so much rain today, it has been just grey, like a Lord of the Rings movie when they aren't in the shire. We miss you sun, bring the fellowship of the light back to us.

Friday, January 4, 2008

January 4, 2008

Write down the word January and stare at it for a while. Say it out loud. Trip yourself out. It's an odd month, no? I wonder how the Mayans felt about it. This rain is a sign from god. He is saying that the truth rained down in Iowa last night. The great rains that were promised, the rains that are coming to clear the filth from the streets and minds of the people, they are here. And well, crap I can't even make it down to Costa Mesa to see Cari from Seattle.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

January 3, 2007

65 and whatever today. No sunglasses needed. Dull and still like a dusty fake flower centerpiece. Glad it's there, kinda.

B tells me that there is a hundred percent chance of precipitation on the way. Grab your buckets and brace yourself, it's the winter wet season in LA. This could last a few days.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

January 2, 2008

Just because it's called 80 and Sunny doesn't mean it has always got to be about the day time weather around here.

My favorite part about flying back into Los Angeles is the first bit of information you get is the time, temp, and visibility - 9:49pm, 65 degrees, Visibility 10 miles - everything you need to know to prepare yourself for Michael Mann's LA. When you get off your plane you aren't going to be in Jay Leno's LA. This place is palm trees and falic tube structures illuminated by 80s video lights in colors such as purple and pink and green. Looks a bit like the new Motor City Casino in the city I just left. Fuschia lights look different under two feet of snow though.

Ten miles of visibility? Imagine what you could see if you were me.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

January 1, 2008

Tis the new year. I'm still not home but Pasadena looked real sunny on the TV today. Rosey Rose Bowl Weather. I'll wait to hear from guest writer before I determine if it was warm enough for short-sleeves at the tail-gating party or people were just faking it.