Friday, July 25, 2008

End of July

Since 80 and Sunny accomplished the goal of creatively describing the weather everyday for a full year, I have been taking a break. A break to pack up my bags and find another weatherly place to report about. Check back soon for temp and atmosphere reports from the road.

For now, I am still in LA, and the weather is indeed, 80 and Sunny.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

July 10, 2008

365 days of creatively, and oftentimes dully, describing the weather.

The things I learned:

1) It is actually only 80 and Sunny around here about 60% of the time.
2) My 2007-2008 weather season was relatively grey but quite often sunny.
3) Sometimes the weather calls for a metaphor, sometimes a simile, but never a knock-knock joke.
4) Metaphor days are beautiful, simile days can be difficult.
5) Smog is its own weather.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July 9, 2008

Oh the weather today. Some people call it overcast, some call it pollution, I call it little particles of industrial afterbirth. JG read in an article that Olympic marathon runners were training in baggy sweats and face masks to condition their bodies to the pollution in China. Our air quality today inspired me to send an open invitation to all Olympic athletes to come train in LA. It’s kind of like Bejing Light.

And a science note take-away for the eve of the 365th day of 80 and Sunny:The sky itself is not full of blue-tinted particles. Instead, light waves are deflected by air molecules, and repeated collisions scatter light in all directions.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

July 8, 2008

So many food references come up when thinking about weather metaphors: lemonade, chili cheese Fritos, bacon, eggs, pudding - they all could describe the sun and air. I try to be more creative. I want to tell you how beautiful today was without using foodstuff in a simile but I don't know if it will work out. Today was sunny and pleasant like a spray of a citrus perfume named after a beach walk.

July 7, 2008

Shaking hands with the mid-eighties in a pottery kiln.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

July 6, 2008

We are all cut potatoes in a sunshine oil deep fryer: A crispy eighty three and sunny today.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

July 5, 2008

A real sizzler, without the buffet. No choices, just sun and a passing cloud if you really wanted it enough.

Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4, 2008

Hot as the inside of a human body. It was a day for napping and a night for explosives. Happy 4th of July.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

July 2 & 3, 2008

In the summertime we can put Wednesday and Thursday together like a Saturday and Sunday. Both are days we don't want to work.

It's been hotter than reported as of late. The papers are saying eighty-somethings and our skin is feeling one hundred and ninety something. The factual journalistic truth and the sun are not agreeing and one of them is always right so keep wearing sunscreen.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July 1, 2008

How does one describe a sunny day? In comparison to the day before or the dark night or the long months of hard winter that preceded it? Should we describe it as it is, in the moment, regardless of what came before and what will come after? I’ll describe todays bright eighty-two sunny degrees like this: hot mustard over cold honey.