On days like today, when it is supposedly pouring and crazy stormy outside, all I want to do is curl up and stare out at the rain. I say supposedly because there are no windows here in the studio lobby where I sit. Design flaw? I think so. Ok, technically we are kind of in the middle of the building and not using any outside walls, but if I had a window that led to the main building lobby, I could at least tell what the weather was like. Clients leave their sessions and ask me if it's still raining, and I say, "Sorry, I don't know" when what I want to say is, "Do you see a window?!"
Seriously though, it is very weird to have no idea what it's like outside. It's one thing to not go outdoors during your work day (except lunch, which should always be eaten outside when possible), but it's another thing entirely to not see the sky. I'll be taking my lunch break near a window (hello third floor lobby that is mostly uninhabited!) today so I can check out the trees bent by wind and the water coming down from the skies (if it's still raining, that is). Until then, I will listen to my Bird and the Bee Pandora station, because it puts me in a good mood. Tra la la.
Anyway, according to the guy who just walked in the door, the rain has stopped but "gosh could just about start up any minute now." It was raining like crazy last night, and when I got to work at 9am. I've heard that parts of Los Angeles (and Whittier and Orange County) have been issued a tornado warning. Excuse me? LA? Hm. Crazy Aunt Purl posted some crazy pictures (from her TV) from yesterday...ah Los Angeles in the rain, I miss you so...not at all. That is a city not built for rain.
Berkeley is not too much better; but at least it's kind of built on a hill, so most of the water runs down towards the Bay. That's my theory anyway. Like it or lump it (one of my favorite underused phrases whose origins are a mystery to me).
Because I cannot enjoy this awesome weather from my isolated, windowless (but nonetheless classy and nice) office, I will share with you this video from my friend Kate. Because not being able to enjoy the stormy weather makes me feel like a crying puppy.