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16 October 2005 @ 07:32 pm
Whining for no real reason....  
The weather sucks.
Wish you were beer.



Translation: Days ago my little weather ticker doohickey said it was going rain soon. YAY! I originally was cautious, but when I saw it was supposed to rain Sunday THROUGH Tuesday, I was QUITE happy. Surely that means a REAL storm with REAL rain.

We don't get much rain in this part of L.A. (e.g. ladypixel gets WAY more rain and she's maybe 40 minutes away). And I love rain, so I've been waiting for this for DAYS! The first real rain after summer, the beginning of a hopefully rainy season.

Well I've been waiting ALL DAY and still no rain. There was no rain when the current weather ticker said it was CURRENTLY raining in my exact city. And yeah, it's a stupid little thing, I have better things to think about, like the fact that at different times over the last 24 hours 3 out of four of our cats have shown signs of being slightly ill, but I was REALLY looking forward to this.

Stupid weather ticker.

It had better rain tomorrow. Or I'm gonna.... ... ... whine more, I guess.





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Rachellovebill on October 17th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
I know the feeling. I've only been here for a few months, but the weather forcasting is by far the worst of anywhere I've lived in my life.

There was predicted rain on most days the past few months, and recently, snow. But it's rare that we really do get what's promised.
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on October 17th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
In theory it should be better! It's direct from the weather channel and our exact tiny chunk of Los Angeles (Canoga Park) had an option for choosing location, you would think that meant they had an actual forecasting station here.
lironesslironess on October 17th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)
So wish the rain was beer as in the commercial? Or wish that your LJ gropies were beer?
Frittersfritters on October 17th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
At this point I'm not even sure rain will help. The neighbors and their kids have been screaming across the courtyard for the last 20 minutes despite drizzle and peals of thunder.

I hate them so very much.

(I'd go back to sleep but the music in their bedroom which they're not in makes it too loud for me to sleep)
OwlDragon: Dragonowldragon1 on October 17th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
I don't like beer, want some whiskey?
Fritters: *crickets* by pixelbypixelfritters on October 17th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
Too strong. Lately I've been more of a vodka person. But neither of them rhyme well with here, do they?
OwlDragonowldragon1 on October 18th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
I always thought vodka was the stronger, it certainly tastes harsher. It's the only hard alcohol that's ever made me sick, and I've outdrunk people who claim nobody can handle more than they can, so I should've been sick plenty of times. Never happens with anything but vodka. Well... stupidly drinking beer at the same time makes almost everyone sick, even me. (and getting sick from clove cigarettes didn't count, they made me sick whether my stomach was full of alcohol, or full of food. Full stomach and cloves don't mix)

So, all that aside, if we have a bottle of vodka and a bottle of scotch/whiskey, you can have the one and I'll drink from the other. ;)

What'll we do if it's rum? Any rum tastes ok to me, except coconut. Coconuts suck.
Fritters: TT BB ergh? by ellonwyefritters on October 18th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
Rum creeps up on me, actually, I try not to drink it much. And scotch/whiskey seems so strong and pervasive, whereas vodka to me has two tastes, one extremely strong and one almost waterlike and soft. I just try to concentrate on the more pleasant one. But mainly, it's easier to mix with stuff, and that ALWAYS reduces bite. If I have to drink something really strong without cutting it, though, I tend to reach for SC if I can. Not on my diet, though, whereas vodka is.
OwlDragonowldragon1 on October 18th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)
For mixed drinks, I prefer Long Island Iced Tea, but only if it's made right, and it never is. So if I mix my own (since I can't make the Tea right either), I like the combination of Tullamore Dew with Mountain Dew. Both sweet with a slight bite, they seem to work well together.

BTW, I once heard that something in alcohol bonds to fat cells and prevents them from breaking down. Or something like that, I'm not entirely sure. But it boils down to: if you drink, you don't lose weight. Or at least, it's much harder to.
Fritters: Bitter Ray of Sunshine by Frittersfritters on October 18th, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, but if I DON'T drink, I'm far more likely to do something really stupid out of blind anger. Sometimes it's worth the trade off.
OwlDragon: Dragonowldragon1 on October 18th, 2005 08:46 am (UTC)
Most people do the stupid blind anger stuff while drinking, not while sober. But, if it works for you, I guess I can't argue, I can only hope you find something else that works too, something better for your health.
Frittersfritters on October 18th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
I think one small drink is probably about the healthiest thing I can do. I mean, like drugs are so much better? Legal or otherwise?
OwlDragonowldragon1 on October 18th, 2005 10:34 am (UTC)
After my own experience with prescription drugs, I can't recommend drugs of any kind. But I can't really recommend alcohol either. Fortunately, alcohol in moderation doesn't have the same lasting effects that 5 years of zoloft would. I guess alcohol's the best solution either of us can come up with for now.
OwlDragonowldragon1 on October 17th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
BTW, I scored a 67 on that, higher than 0% of people. Apparently I have a clue about non-sports LA stuff, but I know nothing of the layout. Not a surprise since I never drove anywhere personally. I knew how long trips took, but often had no idea what direction we were going.
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on October 17th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
I never drive anywhere personally either, or go to a lot of the neighborhoods they mention (I'm gonna spend 30 dollars on a round trip to the O.C. WHY again??) If it was more knowledge about Los Angeles instead of all geography of the tiny thousands of suburbs my score would've been way better.

As they mentioned in the quiz, that's what the Thomas Guide is there for. Sheesh.
postrophe on October 17th, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC)
30 bux?!?!?! Does your car really get below 10 mpg?

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Frittersfritters on October 18th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
Okay, 20, but there's still not much I'd drive all that way to do that I can't do closer. And remember, gas is pretty much 3 a gallon now.
postrophe on October 18th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
My assumption was

$30 ÷ $3/gallon = 10gallons, x 10mpg =100 miles= 50 miles round trip

which will take you to Laguna beach / Santa Barbara / San Berdoo / anywhere I'd want to get to in socal - even with That horrible mileage.

I was wondering if you meant a 1-day bus/train pass to go somewhere for h'ween...

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Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on October 18th, 2005 07:29 am (UTC)
You're also assuming very little traffic, though... And no, it's not 25 miles to those places, I checked on mapquest and it's 72.98 to Santa Barbara and that's not including getting home. At my current gas mileage, 18, that's about 28 dollars round trip.
postrophe on October 18th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)
Um, 100 miles is 2 x 50... (not 25 unless you're going there Twice...)

73 miles from where?

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Frittersfritters on October 18th, 2005 08:38 am (UTC)
73 miles from Canoga Park to Santa Barbara, double that round trip.
OwlDragon: Owlowldragon1 on October 18th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC)
I get about $25 with your figures.
OwlDragonowldragon1 on October 18th, 2005 06:33 am (UTC)
Never drive in southern California without a Thomas Guide. No matter where you are, or who got whom lost, Thomas Guides can lead you anywhere you want to go. :)

BTW, I've seen gas here as low as $2.67 finally, yay! If this continues, it'll eventually be down to $2.25 or lower again. $2 a gallon I can handle, $3 I can't.
Lady Pixelladypixel on October 17th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
It's been pouring here, and right now, the sky - at not quite 2pm - is a sickly green shade and is about twilight-lit as far as brightness goes. The rain has stopped for a little while, but it was thunder and lightning and deluges of rain all night long.

If it hasn't started raining out by you, I'm impressed.
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on October 19th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)


Ew. Ew, ew, ew. Ew.

LA Expert
You scored 86 Angelenos!

Very impressive; you are in the highest category of LA knowledge. You
have obviously spent a good percentage of your life sitting in traffic,
but you are still happy knowing that you live in one of the best
climates anywhere in the United States. You make a great host to your
out-of-town friends and family because you can show them a great deal
of LA that most tourists never get to experience. Hope you enjoyed the
test!



My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 33% on Angelenos
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Frittersfritters on October 19th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
Awww, we got the same Angelenos. Maybe we can share them ^_^
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on October 19th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)


I wanna earn Alaskanos, damn it.



Fritters: California by Frittersfritters on October 19th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
Earn enough of them and you can trade them in for a rubber keychain....
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on October 20th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)


Actually, doesn't "Alaskanos" sound like a good name for a candy bar?

"One Alaskanos, please."

"Plain, or peanut?"