Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Incredible Pathos of Being... Here

Gunn 'Riter, wit, bon vivant, raconteur and Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman* has been known to opine in various fora that the weather here in the Pacific Northwet, with it's gray skies and constant drizzle, breed a hardier breed of Amurican than elsewhere.

Whether this is true or not, it also breeds a breed of Amurcan who tends to get all whiny when the mercury hits 75.  Like yesterday.  (Jeeze, would someone turn the furnace off?  I'm dyin' here...!)

Then again, we have the following from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which may simply be journalistic desperation, or a transplanted Californian:

Seattle inches past 75 degrees after 272-day chill


SEATTLE -- Break out the air conditioning - Seattle's thermometer pegged 75 degrees Wednesday for the first time in nine months.

The National Weather Service says the high temperature at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport even climbed to 77 degrees by late afternoon.

Meteorologist Dennis D'Amico says the big event ends a streak of 272 days in which temperatures failed to reach 75, going all the way back to Sept. 23.

He says the longest previous such period was 254 days in 1999 and 2000.
Oddly enough, the cats don't seem to believe that they actually evolved as desert critters and these temps should be nothing to them.
*Good thing Dave doesn't know my Secret Identity...

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