Thursday, January 21, 2010


Remember how I used to joke that California has seasons, they're just tsunamis, fire, mudslides, and earthquakes instead of the usual fall winter spring etc?

(pics from the LA Times and SF Chronicle)

I need to stop making that joke.

The cats and I are fine, by the way --- not even a leaky roof. But Let me tell you, they have not learned how to do drainage anywhere in this state, and so getting on to campus or walking anywhere is totally crappy and cold and went and leaky right now.

Grumble. The downside of waiting out the rain is that two days in you start talking like a character from the Shining. Or your cats start to respond in kind when you mumble at them.


Susan said...

Shingles flew off my roof yesterday, and we were limited in the doors we could use because the main doors were not safe in high winds! My favorite was a headline in todays paper "Man injured when car hydroplanes".

Dr. Koshary said...

I hope at least some of those photographs were not from your daily commute.

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

I jokingly said to a friend today, "I don't know about you, but I want the drought back." It's kind of hard taking the two kids out in this crap. We're managing, but still...

Last night, I went to the grocery store in Foster City and there was hail on the ground. The parking lot had little piles of white stuff, and I couldn't figure out what it was. Turns out it was ice. Geez. Is it Armageddon?

Anonymous said...

Man, California just cannot catch a break these days! I guess it's the price you pay for paradise.