Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Idio(t)syncrasy

Way back in 2006, I wrote:
I never check the weather forecast. Every time I get stuck in a downpour, I tend to shrug my shoulders and wonder how everyone around me knew to carry umbrellas. I am always the girl wearing scarves when it’s 70 degrees and sunny and shivering in skimpy tank tops on uncommonly cold days. When people say, “Oh, it’s going to rain this weekend,” I am awestruck by their bravado. The weather seems to me as though it should be a surprise.
Fast-forward four years later, to an 80-degree day. Let's call it September 22. I am wearing a sweater dress. With a turtleneck.

Sigh.

At least I'm consistent.
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19 comments :

  1. I never watched the weather until I had kids to dress. Enough crazy stares from teachers makes you watch the forecast just to get one up on those biatches!

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  2. Due to some straight-up anal retentiveness on my part I keep a pretty close eye on the weather because I hate being wrong. About anything. This includes being dressed wrong for the weather as well as having my children under or over-dressed.

    I'm aware of the insanity of this. I'm not sure who's wrong when I'm right when it comes to the weather. I only know it ruins my whole day when I screw it up.

    I need help.

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  3. I'm the same way. I don't even own an umbrella because it's so pointless to pretend that I'm going to bring it anywhere...

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  4. I look at weather.com but not at my own city. I wore sweaters to work all summer, even when it was 90. I'm with you, una.

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  5. At least it's not raining.

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  6. ditto. It is this sort of thinking that found me merrily walking home with two bags of groceries as hail and tornadoes rained down on Carroll Gardens. Delightful.

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  7. When I was a kid, my friends wanted to grow up to be doctors, fire fighters, astronaughts. Me, I wanted to be a weatherman.

    I'm better now. But I am as much a weather watcher as I am a news hound.

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  8. You are not alone! Several years back, at the start of spring, it started snowing. People mentioned something about a blizzard, but it had been so warm. How could there be a blizzard? It's just some fluke snow flurries. Three days later and we were stuck in our house with a patio roof that had collapsed under 3.5 feet of snow. Apparently the weather dudes had been warning of this possibility for the past week. And yet I still don't watch the weather. (I hated that patio roof anyway!)

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  9. The day I purchased my smartphone with the Weather Channel app was on the of the happiest days of my life. Unfortunately, I still work in an office kept at subzero temps, so it's not like it matters what the weather is like outside.

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  10. But...but...FALL starts tonight! I think you can be excused. It's the same reason I give people a pass on wearing stupid sweaters with snowmen and reindeer on them around Christmastime.

    So today whenever anyone catches you dabbing sweat from your forehead and upper lip, just look at them and be all, "Isn't AUTUMN the best season?!" OWN that sweater dress, Una!

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  11. In Miami... the weather is the same... so no need to ever watch the weather. Always sunny during the day, always raining in the afternoon, always 457% of humidity.

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  12. It's all about layers...
    I've never mastered them, but at least that's what I'm told...

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  13. You're dressed for the 20-30 degree temperature plummet that happens around 7pm.

    When silly bitches shiver in their shorts and tank tops tonight (pretend you have a nitelife)pop that turtleneck collar.

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  14. I usually just look out the window, which can be deceiving in San Francisco. Today it looked sunny and warm, but it was really cold and windy.

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  15. I'm a control freak. On Sunday I check out the 5 day forecast so I can prepare my work outfits for the week and do all of my ironing in one hit.

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  16. michele9:29 PM

    Hurricane Katrina was coming and I had no idea...my Mom (a weather-watcher if there ever was one) called me up the afternoon before to warn me. I tried to alleviate her silly fears by picking up a 6-pack of water, a bag of pretzels, and a bag of fudge cookies. I guess the joke was on me, ha!

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  17. been there. done that.thought I was the only one. Good to know I have company.

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  18. RyzandShyn4:55 PM

    That reminds me of when we were kids and were required to wear our new fall clothes to school in September regardless of the weather. I remember being miserable in a corduroy jumper with turtleneck and tights.
    In your defense, there have been some cold mornings this past week.

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