Have you looked at the weather forecast for Portland recently? It looks something like this:
Two weeks from now:
A month from now:
My camping trip:
Next year this time:
The day I die:
And of course, there's an upside, as there is to many a natural tragedy, this one being that the grass is actually greener on my side of the fence for once. That, and I haven't had to water my garden for about a month.
Imagine my delight though when I checked the forecast today and for the first time since April this popped up:
So the sun is partially occluded by a cloud. I'll take what I can get.
Something I've come to appreciate about Portland in the 1 year, 9 months and 12 days I've lived here is the feeling of entitlement that comes with having been here longer than the latest arrival. When a newcomer complains about the rain, I think to myself, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I never express that though, I just smile and say, "You get used to it. Don't bother with umbrellas, just buy a good rain jacket." I then point them toward REI.
But let me just say, as a person who has grown accustomed to the relentless deluge that characterizes October - March in the Northwest, this month has been tough. So I've inundated myself with youtube videos of various people covering the Beach Boys "God Only Knows" and I've begun cataloguing my plans for when the sun finally graces us with her presence:
With summer in my sites...
Dog hair covers approximately 62% of my life right now.
Song on repeat: God Only Knows (the original is the best)
Funniest thing I've heard/read today: http://blogderudyfernandez.blogspot.com/2010/05/working-out-knocking-oneself-up_23.html
If I had a week and all the money in the world at my disposal I would: Go somewhere sunny and warm!
My life in a nutshell: soggy