I Gotta Funny Feeling…

I dunno about where you are, but here in Silver Lake it’s a crinkily parched 95 degrees, eerily quiet and disconcertingly still. Not even a breath of wind. And the sunlight through the smoke is painting everything in this freakish orange hue. It’s endoftheworld stuff that’s *this* close to tripping me. Makes me yearn for the hermetically sealed climate-controlled confines of my office. Fucking headcold.

What the hell’s next? A tornado? An earthquake? Forget I even thought that.

But as if things ain’t crazy enough already, for the past hour there’s been this scratching beneath the floor directly around my deskchair. I stamp my foot and it stops for a moment before starting up again. Maybe one of the cats got into the basement? My luck it’s probably a big rat. Or better yet: zomb [email protected]#fd

9 Replies to “I Gotta Funny Feeling…”

  1. I’m feeling totally funked out by today’s weather and smoke and stiffling stillness. I’m about to go out of my skin. What is the deal?!?! Can’t stand it.

  2. David the only thing wrong with your scenario is that to have mud you have to have rain and this year is supposed to be the strongest year of the la nina yet. 9 years and counting for the drought…anyone wanna make it 10?

  3. But as if things ain’t crazy enough already, for the past hour there’s been this scratching beneath the floor directly around my deskchair.

    Better get T.A.P.S. on the phone… ; )

  4. From the marina, looking north to the hills and west to the ocean out an office window on the 7th floor it’s only because I know there are hills north, and the ocean west; everything is hidden under what I would call any other day a taupe colored fog bank. But it’s smoke. I thought the maintenance crew had painted the cement retaining wall yellow, but it was the sun light as best as it could shine through the smoke.

    La Ninas has brought both drought and flood; two years ago we had the second wettest winter on record. LA climate is one of cataclysm. We’ll add the precipitation up June 30.

    Nothing is scratching beneath the floor under my desk.

  5. It got really hot in Santa Monica as well. I’m guessing that it was in the 90s by the library at 1.30. Freaky because it was normal-temp at 12.30

  6. 9 years and counting for the drought…anyone wanna make it 10?

    How do you figure?

    Out of the last 9 years, 4 have had above-average rainfall, and 5 have had below-average.

    Which, for LA, is about average. :-)

    Now, granted, 3 of those 4 above-average years weren’t very far above average, but as Max notes above, the 2004-05 rainfall year was the second-wettest year ever recorded in LA.

  7. LA MAPNERD, the drought is for the 9 western states, we’ve managed a few wet years but overall we as in the western states, are in protracted drought. This has significant impact on LA as we import most of our water. If the LA Nina holds as the weather people think it will we could be dryer than last winter. The LA Basin is noted for wide swings so we need to plan accordingly and not build and consume as if there is no end.
    Some reference links.

    http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/seasonal_drought.html

    http://www.livingrivers.org/archives/article.cfm?NewsID=768

    http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/2007-02-21-southwest-droughts_x.htm

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