Thursday, October 15, 2009

Life Update 3

It's been raining around here for the last few days.  Of course, "raining" is a relative term in Southern California.  In the past 48 hours, we had approximately 3 minutes of torrential downpour.  Other than that, the sky was gloomily but innocuously cloudy.  We barely even got drizzled on.  
And, of course, I woke up this morning to perfectly blue skies.  It's supposed to hit 95 degrees tomorrow.  Claremont weather is so completely on drugs.  I hear it's supposed to be an El Nino year.  Maybe that means we'll get more than, um, half the national average rainfall this year (National average = 38 inches per year.  Claremont average = 18 inches per year.  Awesome.  That's what we get for living in a desert).  
I have to admit, I miss rain.  Even though we don't get a terrible lot of it in NorCal either, it's better there than it is here.  I love ferocious rainstorms.  We saw a grand total of ONE of those last year in Claremont.  Good times.  
I've been considering getting some of those ridiculous rainboots that all SoCal girls seem to be rocking around this time of year.  They're so adorable, but I'm pretty sure I'd only get about 3 uses out of them in the year, so it would be a pretty impractical purchase.  -sigh- 
I'll be putting my life in OChem's hands once more tomorrow, since our third midterm starts bright and early at 8AM.  Having only 9AM classes last year made it easy to forget the horror of having to get to class at 8:00.  Now that I have to do it again, I can't for the life of me remember how I managed it in high school.  I am convinced that high school students (and, indeed, any students who wake up at 6:30 on the daily) are superheroes.