Wednesday, January 20, 2010

When it Rains, It Pours

I love the rain. That is probably because I live in Southern California and we don’t get many showers. However, when it rains here, it really rains. Usually we have storms that last for a few days, as opposed to some dampness. Since we are really just a dessert out here, we need the rain badly.

So far it has been pouring since Sunday and isn’t expected to get any lighter until this Sunday. A week of rain for us equals havoc really. People seems to forget how to drive, mudslides occur, and of course those beloved power outages.

We have even been warned about possible tornadoes. Isn’t it enough that we have earthquakes? Californians aren’t equipped for tornadoes! Of course, if a twister hits, it’ll be nothing like what the Midwest experiences.

Here is what The Weather Channel is saying: “Some of the stronger thunderstorms may contain wind gusts over 50 mph, small hail, and possibly a few funnel clouds or brief tornadoes.”

Although all of this is going on, I am still content. The only thing I dislike about the rain is the fact that I work in Los Angeles and don’t have a parking spot at work. This means I have to walk in the cold, wet, dark to get to my car after work =(

Above is a picture of Holloywood/the Hollywood Hills from our window at work. This was taken Monday morning with my iPhone. As you can see, it's been pretty dark all day long. Much darker than it usually is when it rains. This was just a sneak peak at what we have in store this week.

Aside from all that, I say, "Bring it on Mother Nature!"

Photo courtesy of: The Weather Channel and Daniel Berehulak / Getty (via


Couture Carrie said...

I love rain, too!


Yelena said...

eh.. not a big fan of rain personally..i used to live in oregon where it rain most of the year so I think I've had enough rain.. haha. i dont mind the occasional rain day to slack off and stay in bed {on the good days lol}.. that first image is lovely! :)

Steph said...

Agreed on the parking spot. At least we get an excuse to wear our fun Wellies! =)

Bev said...

Sure beats snow! :)

Angela said...

I love some rain, but I feel so trapped now. : )

Syed said...

I love the rain, but only when I'm indoors snuggled up lol. Hope you're having a wonderful week :)

yiqin; said...

I wish it'll rain more :D

caroline said...

we've been hearing a lot about your rain over here! i hope you're staying dry! rain is awesome as long as you don't have to go out in it! hope your new year is off to an awesome start!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I adore the rain - there is nothing more fabulous! Though the rain we've been getting here in California is CRAZY! I believe we've gotten a year's worth in the course of four days!! :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I don't mind rain as long as I can stay all cozy inside!