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Torrential Sunshine


Weather and I have come to an agreement:

it does what it wants, and I don’t complain about it.

Weather or not I like it.


note: why isn’t there “push-up underwear” to make a guy look like he’s got a chest instead of a gut? … I don’t really care; I’m just wondering … or wonderful … or something like that.

double note: a wonder-ring sounds better than a wonderingworm.

triple note: why do I imagine those statues holding pizza boxes?


Today #229

Today I threw out the extra set of shoelaces that came with some shoes that I can’t remember ever having. Black shoelaces??? It’s a mystery.

Hot Hot Hot

I love hot weather: summer means t-shirts and shorts, BBQs, turning brown, and visits to the beach.
The hottest place I’ve been is Perth, Australia during a heatwave: 45 degrees Celcius (113 fahrenheit).
I sat on a shaded patio at a hostel with a few others. Between sips of beer, we took turns saying things like:

“It’s hot.”
“Man, it’s hot.”
“It’s so hot.”

Really hot weather affects speech, I guess.

My friend was working in a metal warehouse Australianizing Eastern European jeep things: attaching roo bars, adjusting suspensions, and bolting beer holders on to the dashboards.

He roasted in that warehouse.

Someone put a dial on the wall and labelled it air-conditioner.

Every 15 minutes someone would shout, ” Can you turn up the air-con, it’s getting a bit warm in here”.
Someone would walk over and turn up the dial.

Those guys had a pretty good sense of humor that day; and heat stroke.

I hope at the end of the day they turned the air-con off.
It’s not good to waste energy.

Let’s Talk About the Weather

I love extreme weather.
I was deprived growing up on Vancouver Island. If you don’t know where it is, you can google.

But no extreme weather there: unless you think severe cloudyness and drizzle qualify!

Living in Japan I experience extreme weather regularly: typhoons; extreme rain; and thunder and lightning.
I guess earthquakes don’t count as weather, but we get them too!

I’m sure if I lived on a major fault line or on the coast I wouldn’t be so enthusiastic about it.

I just have to remember not to wear my metal hat outside sometimes!