March 14, 2005

Dumping Out the Gods' Weather Bag

I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE who has had it up to here with the Seattle ("It isn't a normal") Winter. Robert Fulghum, a long time Seattle native, has a few choice terms as well in "Expletive Deleted":

For months now our town has had underwater weather. Cold, wet, windy, and gray. The unrelenting waves of dreary days have ground down even the cheeriest dispositions. Desperate people are driven to shake their fists at the sky and shout STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!

There was a small crack in the ceiling on Sunday. Just enough to get people outside. And then the weather gods got freaky, as if they had decided to dump the drag ends of everything left in their trash bag all at once: rain, wind, cold, sleet, snow, hail, fog, mist, lightning, toads, hairballs, leeches, virus, and great clots of unidentifiable phlegm.

He's right. If this keeps up, everyone here is going to stop believing in the unofficial motto of Seattle: With Fleece, All Things Are Possible

Posted by Vanderleun at March 14, 2005 11:58 AM
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Don't worry. Come June, you'll be singing the praises of Puget Sound.

I always do.

By August you'll be be part of the Brown Lawn Society and you'll be shaking your fist at the sky begging for rain.

I always do.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at March 14, 2006 7:19 PM

You just reminded me why I don't miss Ft. Lewis.

The Northwest is not a pleasant place if you're in the infantry.

Posted by: Eric Blair at March 15, 2006 9:21 AM

Of course, if you can't stand the winter in Seattle, there's always Florida, Mississippi or Louisiana. Even Texas. That is, if you don't mind the late summer and fall there.

Keep up the good work. Emmett Watson would be proud.

Posted by: Winger at March 15, 2006 11:14 AM

Real men, tough guys, guys with hair on their minds, don't complain about a little rain.

Posted by: Raw Data at March 15, 2006 5:27 PM

Not for the first 30 days, but when the count starts to run towards 40 real men build big boats.

Posted by: Gerard Van der Leun at March 15, 2006 10:11 PM

It's the Sunbreak City after all.

Posted by: DA at March 16, 2006 2:00 AM

Actually I agree. It's been the worst winter I can remember and I can remember many.

Posted by: Raw Data at March 17, 2006 8:31 AM

Oh, if only....

Here in Missouri (Misery--counting the days until I can move back home), we've been near drought status for ever so long. I MISS the rain.

Posted by: Cathy at March 18, 2006 11:24 AM