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Aquapolypse!

Here in Los Angeles, we take all sorts of natural disasters in stride. Earthquakes, tsunamis, out-of-control wind-driven fires, killer bees, Brett Ratner… none of them even make us drop our lattes.

Until the unthinkable happens and water begins to fall from the sky.

Then, we panic uncontrollably, run screaming to the grocery stores for supplies (can’t run out of Pinot Grigio, now can we? Oh, wait.. Are you supposed to drink white wine or red in a raging storm that will be the death of us all? Somebody help me before my head explodes), drive recklessly through the damp streets, crash our cars and then swear never, ever to leave the house ever again if there’s even a hint of that evil sky water on the horizon.

So with the news predicting an all-out onslaught of scattered showers throughout the weekend, my lack of work was not such a terrible thing, since I get very, very nervous even attempting to drive (or bike, or walk) around panicky Angelenos who are trying to clean the local grocer out of anything even remotely edible while fighting the onslaught of frizzy hair.

Although I did venture out to visit  the gym, I  avoided all grocery stores and, just to be safe, hardware stores and booksellers.

As predicted, it’s been drizzling intermittently all afternoon and I’m now home,  watching the news coverage of the colossal traffic jam.

Oh, the humanity.

Filed under: camera, humor, life in LA, Los Angeles, Non-Work, Photos, , , , , ,

2 Responses

  1. You are so right! My husband and I laugh about this all the time! I have friends in England where it, of course, rains all the time. They get a huge kick out of our descriptions of “STORM WATCH” on the news every time a drop of water falls from the sky. Really silly!

  2. boskolives says:

    My favorite part is when basically every t.v. station in the Los Angeles area starts their newscast with some splashy graphic featuring a variation on “Storm Watch!!!”, like it’s a call to Jesus for the unwashed, time to start the rain dance.
    I sure love to watch it rain but I sure hate to work in it, water and audio gear don’t play well together…….

    http://www.boskolives.wordpress.com

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