One of the funniest things about living in Los Angeles is that whenever there is one tiny little cloud, it is called "Storm Watch", and whenever it drops below 80 degrees people all over town start freaking out about the cold weather.
I seriously wonder how this city would survive if it actually rained for more than a day and or stayed in the near freezing temps for more than just two days in Jan, between 2 and 4 am only.
Hello Angelinos~ 69 dgrees is NOT freezing, nor is 70, 71, or 75! You do not need to crank up the heat and put on your winter clothes.
One dark cloud is not a 'storm'. Rain that falls is not a storm just because it is raining.
It's like we are living in a fictional city ala The Truman show, and when anything changes beyond the 80-100 sunny sunny sunny, the people inside this bubble don't know what to do.
It would be comical, but if you live here you know that when it rains all hell breaks loose. There are wrecks all over the freeways, canyons, and side streets. People start complaining about the STORM, and the grocery stores get packed with people. You would think it was the end of the world. There are live updates all day long on the TV. "Storm Watch 2009" and usually this contains a report like- A dark cloud was spotted over the inland empire and it looks to be moving towards the city- Oh no, it's moving towards the city~ It isn't Godzilla, relax.
Why do people from L.A. start complaining like they are in Wisconsin when mid October hits and it gets a tiny bit gray for a couple days? The temp settles in around 60-70 in the city, 70-80 in the valleys and every single person in L.A. starts whining about "There is no sun! Sun come back!" Seriously folks! And these people are usually the ones who live over the hill on the west side by the ocean and they will complain all day about not having sun, when they could just drive over the hill and in 20 minutes be in a hot sunny area known as the San Fernando Valley!
Also, why can't people in this city drive when the roads are wet? Why? Is it really so hard?
I find there are two types of people for the most part when it comes to rain and driving in Los Angeles.
1) "I am from back east, days like today are sunny where I'm from, it's easy" and they drive too fast trying to prove how skilled they are at driving in "weather". What these morons don't take into account is that in LaLa Land, the rain never comes, but the smog and pollution does, so we get a slick of oil on the roads, speeding is not smart!~
2) "OMG! It's raining, I can't drive in the rain!" natives that will go 20-30 miles under the speed limit because they are so afraid and usually they aren't even using their windshield wipers. That thing attached to your steering wheel on the right side that you hang charms and assorted spiritual crap from, that thing controls the wipers that clear the rain from your windshield~USE IT~
So I write this blog today because I have to go out a lot this week for various networking events, and hope that people in L.A. will get a grip, because it is not the storm of the century, if we are lucky we will get a couple days of much needed rain.
I'm just sayin'.....Storm Watch is coming beware of the Angelinos and enjoy the rain.