While my friends in Washington State are complaining about the weather (that summer hasn’t arrived yet) I can’t help but feel disappointed in their reaction. They don’t know how good they’ve got it. They just don’t know how incredibly infuriating it is to wake up to the same blue cloudless sky every single day. ‘I wonder what the weather will be like today? Gee, let me guess… ummm… blue skies light breeze around 70 degrees’. Queensland is the definition of monotony, day after day after day, year round, blue skies somewhere between 70 and 95 degrees.
In Washington at least you have four distinct seasons: Spring – could be rainy, could be cold, could be cloudy; could be all three! ‘look the leaves are coming back to the trees… oh that’s mould growing on the snow on the trees’, Summer – could have intermittent rain, could be mostly cloudy ‘woohoo its over 50, time for t-shirts and flip-flops baby ‘, Fall – could be rainy, probably cold, could be cloudy ‘is baseball season over yet?’, Winter – could be rain, could be frozen rain, definitely cloudy ‘spring training starts in 130 days’.
Where’s the gratitude?
Over the last few days there’s been a bit of a break here, its rained for about ten minutes three times a day, then, goddamn it, back to blue skies.
I’m just about done with here.