Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Who Has Some Prozac?

Because I might need some.  Or maybe one of those sun lamp thingies?  

Because SSG is about. To. Lose. Her. Shit.

It started when an article came out about Portland.  Depression, suicide, unemployment, blah blah blah.  

But THAT wasn't what bothered me.  Seattle was saying that when I moved there in 1997.  I'm pretty sure it's the Chamber of Commerce's way to keep people out of the Northwest.  They don't like people to move here.  Especially us sucky Californians.  We ruin EVERYTHING.  (Look, I'm happy to go back to San Diego.  Just please remove everyone who moved there from everywhere else in the country first.  Thank you.)

What bothered me was that the article mentioned 262 average days of rain.  

And I started doing the math of what that translated to in sun days (103).  ONE HUNDRED AND THREE.

And now I'm starting to wonder where I should move once this economy picks back up.

Because THIS:


SO. Over. IT.
(Please note the emphasis on "DRY" in the above photo.  They're so cute.  Wake me WHEN THERE IS SUN.)

I'm done with the gray, with the soaked pant hems, with the lack of need for sunglasses, with muddy, closed dog parks and no farmers markets.  With the need for my winter coat and homeless guys asking me directly "WHEN IS WINTER GOING TO BE OVER?"

Now ... I can't remember if I feel this way every March.  I think I do ... and just have selective amnesia.  So I'm going to plan an island trip for next February/March and see if that helps.  But if it doesn't, you might be seeing me in ...

Los Angeles?  
North Carolina?  
Texas?  
Virginia?  
Tennessee?

It doesn't snow in any of those places, does it?

(Please excuse SSG while she crawls under the covers with a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs and hibernates until the 4th of July.)

13 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

There's a great financial analyst job available with the CINCLANTFLT here in Norfolk, VA and you remember that movie, Officer and a Gentleman, right? Plus, we have those FLYBOYS...and are still pretty much in a drought...oh, and if you remember...I GET NO SNOW!!!!

Also, I hear Timothy Geitner is looking for some great help...they have cute FBI and CIA and Pentagon and Staffer guys up there.

East.Coast.Baby...it might be time.

belladella said...

I vote Virginia. Virginia is for lovers, baby!

Molly said...

Hey - the south is where it's at...we get a LOT of sun. On the other hand, it's supposed to rain all week. What's up with that?

mom x 2 said...

I vote Virginia! We actually have seasons (well most of the time... even if they are short) Plus, you can come hang out with me and BHE!

The Incredible Woody said...

Come on down to Tennessee! Only the occasional snow but it always melts very, very quickly. Plus my house is only minutes away from George Dickel and Jack Daniel - nothing like sippin' whiskey!

The Incredible Woody said...

Or you could always do the summer on Sanibel with me!

Predo said...

If we got jobs testing resorts in very wonderful tropical like environments, we could have lots of sun. Don't you think?

Big Hair Envy said...

VIRGINIA!!!! COME TO VIRGINIA!!!!

ab said...

Predo has the right idea! Get a gig with the Travel Channel. I so want to be those people who host the "Best Beaches" type of shows.

Anonymous said...

Or there is always San Diego.....I hear the city and it's local spleen miss you.....

Paula and Skip said...

Florida?

Suz Broughton said...

WHat is that blue slash with the arrow thing? We don't have that in Cali. Maybe you should move somewhere that doesn't have that, like Cali.

prozac said...

Alright, I'm no big fan of the sun. but that many days with dreary rain is a bit much. I think I'd go stir-crazy from all the clouds and such, maybe even genuinely depressed. http://www.prozac.bz