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February 15, 2011

Mark it in your calendars: February 15, the day that winter arrived

Oh sure, you've had thirty-six feet of snow, but enough about you. Let's talk about poor little Los Angeles, where we have a change in the weather so huge and terrifying that it has been the lead story on every news channel.

Last night Dapper Dallas Raines showed us what is in store for the week. First, and most terrifyingly, there is a big red L in Arial Bold with swirly dingbats hovering in the clouds:

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And at some point in the week a big mass of blue arrows will arrive in Los Angeles:

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Finally, some giant blue robot teeth will descend upon the city and eat us all:

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I love watching the nightly weather here in Hollyweird. It's the most entertaining thing on television. Did I ever tell you I was our college TV station's weathergirl? I have been a weather nerd for as long as I can remember. When The Weather Channel first debuted I remember thinking it was the greatest invention since blue mascara. (I was younger then and had unusual priorities.)

We have all kinds of weather in the seven day forecast this week -- sun and clouds and rain and palm trees and I am already looking forward to seeing our local news anchors dressed in slickers and standing out on Ventura Boulevard doing man-on-the-street interviews about the mist. It's absolutely my favorite part of the news.

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Palm trees and clouds and raindrops oh my!

This is the first time in 16 years I can fully appreciate the rain in Los Angeles since I'm not commuting in it. I'm going to stay home and build a roaring fire (read: "flip the light switch that turns on my fake fireplace") and drink hot beverages while watching STORMWATCH 2011. And of course I will wear my Uggs, and probably wear my pajamas to the store.

Oh, I love you, crazy city of mine.


Posted by laurie at February 15, 2011 7:30 AM