Perhaps I’ve lived too long with cats, or I’m just spoiled by Southern California, but I’m not a rain lover. I love the consistent chilly mornings with clouds that burn off to reveal blue skies and a warm sun that sets back into a cooler evening.
Knowing that rain heads my way for this weekend instantly sets me into cave mode. I will shop for hibernation food, read books, watch movies, do my taxes, blog and sleep.
Perhaps it’s me, but there are rain systems that I haven’t worked out efficiently:
1) HAIR AND MAKEUP – My Asian straight hair defers to curly cowlicks leaving me sporting “Bed Head” looks – not the sexy kinds rocking the runways of Fashion week. I use waterproof mascara daily and while waterproof make-up exists, it feels like a cheap plastic Halloween mask, plus I don’t want to buy separate make-up for rare rainy days!
2) UMBRELLAS – I never figured out an efficient system for umbrellas. I’d open it, run to the car, throw this wet thing inside, dampening my car’s interior. It’d mix with the dried grass from various fields that my kids frequent. During the seasons, it’s an uphill battle to vacuum regularly and I never get it all. When I open the grass-covered umbrella heading to work, it seems easier to just jog lightly between raindrops.
3) ATTIRE – I don’t own rain clothes or shoes. I am a flip-flops girl when not at work, even in light rain, and prefer wearing layers. Chances are rare that the weathermen’s prediction of rain prove accurate so it doesn’t justify the extra room in my closet. I just wear more layers and add a scarf for head cover!
4) DRIVING – People in So Cal do not know how to drive in the weather. I know the rule of adjusting speed downward to accommodate for increased water on the roads but most don’t so I prefer to stay out of their way while they play freeway slip-and-slide.
So I am dubbing this weekend my boggy bloggy weekend to tweak some things and plan for others, and perhaps write the most brilliant post of my short career thus far. I’ll be playing indoors!