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June 4th, 2010
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That's it, this weather has officially driven me over the edge
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(For context: If you've never run across Powerthirst, image links to video.)


HEY! Do you want to have SO MUCH RAIN?
Try POWERCLOUD! It's weather for people who need GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION.
With all new varieties like SUMMERBURST! Cloud overload! It's like adding a rainstorm to ANOTHER RAINSTORM!
Sound the alarm, you're going to get UNSEASONABLY WET.
What's that? You want sunshine? Well, how about UN-SHINE? Made with gloom. REAL GLOOM!
Seasonal Affective Disorder. AAAGGGGHHH!! You'll have it.
It's weather for men. TESTOSTIRAIN!
This isn't your winter rain, this is rain in June. MONSJOON!
Cumulonimbus! Nimbostratus! Raindrops, rainfall, rainbows, more rain than YOUR UMBRELLA HAS ROOM FOR!
You'll get so wet that California will be like: "GREEEEEEEEEN HIIIIIILLLLLLLS," and you'll be like "FUCK THIS" as you hike through mud in your SOGGY BOOTS!
You'll have so much rain! AAAGGGGHHH!! Just soaked all the time!
Rainy jogging, rainy driving, rainy parades, rainy baseball, rainy macramé, rainy energy drinks, rainy watching STORMS! You'll see so many storms. FOUR HUNDRED STORMS!
Give POWERCLOUD to your storms, and they'll be good at RAIN! Make your storms rain ABNORMALLY OFTEN!
It will rain as often as SEATTLE!
People will see your weather reports and think you're in SEATTLE!
You'll get as wet as SEATTLE!
Alongside people from SEATTLE!
And they'll get sick of it and go back to WASHINGTON!
HEY! Go with the crazy thing, don't expect normal seasons.
(Suuuuunshiiiiiiiine …)
Try POWERCLOUD! The weather that will make you AAAGGGGHHH rain AAAGGGGHHH

Current Location: ~spiral
Current Mood: sillyAAAGH rain AAAGH
Current Music: The Commitments, "I Can't Stand The Rain"
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From:baxil
Date:June 4th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Okay yeah so seriously: It cleared up for Memorial Day weekend and we got about two days of glorious actual summer. And then boom, the clouds returned full-time, and we've gotten rain this week out in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

We are stuck in the winter that never ends.

It is confusing the plants all to hell. Pollen is everywhere. And every time they stop mating and start settling in for summer, it rains again and restarts the cycle.

What I said about California and its "greeeeen hiiiiiillls"? Yeah, usually about March they dry up and go a beautiful golden until November or so. It's how we know it's not winter any more. Part of the whole "Mediterranean climate" thing. But this year the hills STILL haven't turned and it's freaking JUNE and we're STILL getting rain and AAAGGGGHHH rain AAAGGGGHHH
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 4th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
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No kidding. I can't get a damn outside-thing done. It's driving me nuts and making me way crankier than I usually am at this time of year. I'm really glad that we've got water now, less painful fire season, relieving drought conditions a little, blah blah, but if it doesn't knock it the hell off I am going to start sacrificing random people to the sunshine gods.

Argh, indeed.
From:deirdremoon
Date:June 4th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
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LOLOL... if I didn't know what you were riffing on already, I wouldn't get this at all. But I love it. Especially the bits about SEATTLLLLLLE.
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From:baxil
Date:June 4th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Powerthirst lends itself really well to further extension.* :D Glad you got the reference (though, good point; I'm adding a link to the original in the main post).

On another topic entirely, hearty congratulations on your recent exciting news!

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* I have to admit I took some inspiration here from Dresdenthirst, which had our gaming group roffling so hard we lost nearly an hour of campaign time. There will, sometime in the (hopefully) near future, be a multimedia version of same.

Edited at 2010-06-04 09:48 pm (UTC)
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From:arkofeden
Date:June 4th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
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This was so beautiful that we nearly cried. LIKE RAIN. TESTOSTIRAIN. XD XD

--D&.
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From:baxil
Date:June 4th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
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You'll be UNCOMFORTABLY EMOTIONAL! :D
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From:joysweeper
Date:June 4th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry for you, but that was freaking hilarious.

Can I metaquote you?
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From:baxil
Date:June 4th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
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Please feel free! Though some of the metaquotableness might be lost considering that it's a direct take-off of the (admittedly awesome) Powerthirst parody commercial.
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From:joysweeper
Date:June 5th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
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Nah, take-offs are still hilarious. Thank you!
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From:shaysdays
Date:June 5th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
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NOMG I love it. I don't usually come into the metaquoted posts to say "AWESOME" but OMG LOVE.
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From:elynne
Date:June 4th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
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I would say "sympathy from Seattle" but I'm not currently actually in Seattle, for all I know it could be hot and sunny up there today. Irony: it's what's for lunch.
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From:baxil
Date:June 4th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
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According to your friend and mine The Internets, today's Seattle weather is rainy with a high of 61 F. Grass Valley is rainy with a high of 70 F. So ... Solidarity!

I would actually prefer irony to solidarity, because the less sun you guys get in June and July, the more difficult the previously mentioned Mount Rainier hiking trip is going to be in August ...
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From:rah_bop
Date:June 4th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
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I live in Seattle and I approve of this message. It is, in fact, raining at this very moment.
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From:elfinragdoll
Date:June 5th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
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Oh, now I know what it is I miss about Kentucky (the only thing, marg) since moving to Seattle!

SEASONS.
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From:dragonzuela
Date:June 5th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
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Ahahaha, this is hilarious. Where I grew up in the Northeast, this spring would be on the pleasant side of normal. But since it's my fourth spring in CA I'm like WTFFFFFFF
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From:baxil
Date:June 8th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
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You've just had four years of California to tweak your expectations ... imagine GROWING UP HERE.

(I think I was in my teens before I built my first snowman.)
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From:cobaltie
Date:June 5th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
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I find this hilarious, since I grew up in California (more in the bay area, but I'm familiar with those brown hills), but now I'm in Seattle. It doesn't rain /that/ much here... no more than in Portland where I was for about 6 years. :-P

The best part about this post is that I got to read it out loud to some friends, and made them laugh. :-}
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From:baxil
Date:June 8th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
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I laugh with Seattle, not at it; I lived there for four years in between my California childhood and my California adulthood. :) But yes, absolutely correct, it's the greyness that gets to you; actual rain is kind of a welcome break because the sky was actually doing something.

(So, um, the Powercloud thing may have included some exaggeration for comedic effect. At least it worked!)
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From:cobaltie
Date:June 8th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
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Oh yes, I'm familiar with the original Powerthirst, so I recognized at what points in the reading to become UNCOMFORTABLY ENERGETIC. :-D
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From:goldkin
Date:June 5th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Well, it could be worse.

Initially, I wondered what was wrong with having heavy rain in June. Then I realized, I'm not in the tropics anymore.


In hindsight, trading the wet season and seasonal hurricanes for constant rain seems like a fair deal. *waves from Seattle*
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From:baxil
Date:June 8th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
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Well, yes, but I grew up in California and weather is supposed to be peeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrfeeeeect. *whine*

... Stop snickering!
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From:arethinn
Date:June 7th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Well hey, the water banks around here are back up to something like 72% at least. I know it's a pain and all but really I'd rather they were 100%.

Please, please tell me that those two dudes in the picture are, like, action figures and not actual people.
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From:arethinn
Date:June 7th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
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More generally: it seems that the weather pattern has simply shifted WRT the calendar. Rain doesn't start as early as it used to, either. We've been dry into December.
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From:baxil
Date:June 8th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
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I actually looked up water stats on Friday evening after my post, because I know that's an ongoing issue here in our fair state, and I was curious too. Voila! The snowpack graph actually is a little cheerier than the reservoir graphs, because all of that snow is going to keep filling the reservoirs for another month or two. The latest overall report at CDEC sounded pretty positive.

So, yes, credit to Mother Nature for helping to break the drought. That's worth the loss of a few sanity points.

(Also, re the Powerthirst models: As much as I'd like to offer some reassurance, a quick google search for "steroid muscles" seems to suggest that the given example is within the range of assisted human achievement. :-p)
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From:arethinn
Date:June 8th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
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a quick google search for "steroid muscles" seems to suggest that the given example is within the range of assisted human achievement.

I think I just threw up a little.
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