Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Doesn't it look like it's 80 degrees?

That's because it is.

Although I do have a favorite time of year, most of all I love the changing of the seasons. Summer, with it's warm days and nights, wearing flip-flops and lightweight skirts. The change to fall with crisp nights, blustery days and vivid colors, this is my favorite season of all. Then winter where you bundle up in heavy layers to keep warm or stay indoors in front of the fireplace, drinking hot chocolate. And then comes spring, the shedding of the winter coat, suddenly so free and unencumbered, you can't help but want to run barefoot on the nearest grassy knoll.
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Spring is here, friends!
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(At least in Los Angeles.)

17 comments:

TheWinnFamily said...

I'm SOOO jealous! I wish it was like that when I was there this weekend. :( I miss my LA sunshine!!

DeniseMarie said...

Ugh. Do you know what I think of when I wax poetic about LA "seasons"? While you're smack smack smacking around in your flip flops and flowy skrts, I'm bemoaning perpetually damp armpits (not to mention the sweaty thighs hiding underneath that flowy skirt) and the effect 90 straight days of 100-degree weather will have on my rosacea. Spring? Do we have that here? Oh, you mean the 2-week period we're experiencing now when the grass on the hills is actually green and the air is clear. I guarantee you that in 14 days or less the sky will be the color of concrete, thick with smog, and the hillsides will either be on fire or back to being brown. Ditto for fall, except instead of fires it's mudslides. Oh yes, and then my favorite season: winter. I don't know what kind of crazy alternate universe you live in, but I have maybe 2 times in my life needed to "bundle up in heavy layers to stay warm" here in balmy LA. And on those few occasions when I have, as soon as I get anywhere near a fireplace I have to strip those layers right off before armpit sweatiness becomes an issue again.

Is it obvious to anyone else that I'm ready to move away from southern California?

Kellyry said...

Hahahahaha, D! And Ditto to the sweaty thighs.

My love for the changing of the seasons has NOT been inspired by living in SoCal. This is precisely why I want to move, because of the lack of truly experiencing the seasons. Everyone wanting to move, say AY! :-)

DeniseMarie said...

Ay.

DeniseMarie said...

In all honesty, though, if I had been wearing shorts or a flowy skirt and flip flops today AND I'd been in the vicinity of a grassy knoll instead of here in the office, I'd be outside thinking to myself, "This is why it will be hard to leave CA. If the weather was like this every day, I'd stay." Instead I'm wearing jeans and just walking around the block once this morning at 11:00 made me sweaty. And it's just too early in the year to be getting sweaty on a casual stroll, dammit.

Kellyry said...

I couldn't agree more.

b said...

Ditto on the sweaty thighs thing. Glamourous? Not so much.

b said...

Oh--but didn't you get the memo? That's why you're not supposed to HAVE thighs if you live in L.A. It's 100% functional. Shrink the thighs, augment the boobs, and lift em 'real perky like' so that the sweat doesn't gather under 'em.

See, it's all very practical.

Kellyry said...

Yes, very practical. Hahaha!

DeniseMarie said...

Oy, don't even get me started on underboob sweat!

Are there any men left reading?

Liz said...

Um, can you send some of that spring my way? It was snowing yesterday and we are still supposed to get more this week. :( I will gladly endure the sweaty thighs if I can wear a flowy skirt and flip flops....

DeniseMarie said...

But the sweaty underboob, Liz, are you willing to accept that?? It's a package deal!

Liz said...

Yes, I am willing to deal with that too! Anything if it means it is above freezing for an extended period of time!

Summer said...

You guys crack me up..Luv all the comments..Thanks for laughs Bran, Kel and Denise....It is a lovely day up here in NorCal too!...Luv u guys and miss ya!

Abby... the Oregonian said...

ahhh kelly, you don't know season till you live away from cali... just wait for either chicago or denver seasons. and ladies, even when your thighs don't rub together you still get sweaty, how about under the butt sweat... sick!

Phoebe said...

I love LA, even with all it's quirks.
Except for maybe the traffic.
But there is a reason millions of people live there.
I think it's for the sweaty underboob.

Jeremy said...

You ladies are crazy!
My feelings went from strange to intrigued by this convo.