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20 June 2011 @ 05:44 am
And that's the way it *PUNCH*  
To all the newscasters and DJs who report on temperatures in the high 80s into the 90s by saying "we're finally getting some nice weather":

You insouciant prats go right from your air-conditioned homes to your air-conditioned cars to your air-conditioned offices, then back again at the end of the day, don't you?

No tossing and turning trying to find the cool spot on the mattress. No desperate calculations of just when or whether it will be less uncomfortable to open the windows to the outside world or keep everything sealed up to try to keep the heat out.

There was a long, long drought in California back in the '70s. Three or four years of little-or-no rain, Santa Ana winds alternating with the marine layer, and every day, the news would talk about how devastating it was for the state's economy, how miserable it was for the state's populace. Of course, as soon as we got a day or two of scattered showers, they'd complain about the "awful weather" and how it would be "nice" again at the end of the week.

That's bad enough in Southern California. The local broadcasters need to understand that, if any of us here thought hot weather was "nice", we wouldn't have moved to San Francisco Bay.

kohai_tiger, I might be running a little late. I need to stop by the KFOX studios and punch Greg Kihn.

John "The Gneech" Robey: Kero shoutingthe_gneech on June 20th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain! We get the same crap in D.C. "No, no, NO, idiots! June is when the good weather GOES AWAY!"

-The Gneech
ArchTeryxarchteryx on June 20th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Whoa. You live in D.C.? What part? (I'm up in Gaithersburg, myself)
John "The Gneech" Robeythe_gneech on June 20th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Near Dulles Airport. :)

ArchTeryxarchteryx on June 21st, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
You have good taste. NoVa's a good place to live. I've been working a postdoctoral gig at the National Institutes of Health for a few years (and sadly is coming to an end). That's what brought me out here.

What you said about D.C. weather is spot-on, though. Even after the advent of air conditioning, anyone with sense took their vacations out of town once summer hit. :>
Iridium Wolfiridium_wolf on June 21st, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
Except this year, it decided late May was close enough. :P
ebony14 on June 20th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
See, that's one thing that Texas weatherpeople get. Summer is hot, humid, and unpleasant. While they won't out and out say, "It's gonna be hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut." (Thank you, Robin Williams), they will say things like, "It's gonna be really hot out there tomorrow, so be careful and stay hydrated." I think it's because they live in this weather as much as the rest of us do, but it may also be the fact that Texans take pride in owning guns and knowing how to use them.
Paka: borophaguspaka on June 20th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'd always just filed that one into the category of "shit which radio DJs say which indicates that we probably don't even come from the same species."
Tugrik - Modern Day Monoceros: chagrinedtugrik on June 20th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
*looks all self-conscious about being a high-desert monoceros who actually enjoys triple digits*
ArchTeryxarchteryx on June 20th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
There are thermophiles and thermophobes. Some people thrive in heat (and even humidity) and some just get killed by it. I'm a greenhouse flower -- go too far in EITHER direction and I get crushed. If SF wasn't so hellish to live in with cost of living and commute, I'd be there in a heartbeat.
SilverClawbfdragon on June 21st, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
It struck me the other day listening to my coworkers that their opinion on the weather had very little to do with the pleasantness, and much more to do with the relative amounts of clothing worn by the opposite sex.
Hafochafoc on June 21st, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
Here, we got three seasons: July, August, and Winter.

Or in other words, "If summer falls on a weekend this year, let's have a picnic."
Kymrikymri on June 21st, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
The real killer (for me) is that it'll be near-enough to 100 at my house during parts of today... and well above 90 where I work.

And I still brought a sweater because even when it is 105 (I am not making this up) outside, my cube is generally in the mid-to-low-60s. Which is chilly when you're just sitting at a desk and not moving around and exercising...

But at 5, when I walk out, I will be PUNCHED IN THE FACE by a wall of hot air.