Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's cold in SF. Yeah. I get it. Now quit bitching.

Is it possible to go ONE day without someone bitching about how cold this SF Summer is? I mean, can we? I doubt it. In case you haven't noticed, the sun doesn't come out in June or July in San Francisco. If you've lived here at all in your life, you should already know that. And for all of you out there who think you are super intellectual by 'quoting' Mark Twain's famous line, "The coldest Winter I ever spent was a Summer in San Francisco...", guess what? THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT HE EVER SAID THAT. Now, he came close. But it looks as though some edits were done to make it into a better story...hmm, sounds familiar to another character often 'quoted' (read: Jesus).

Anyway, "Our Summer" comes in late August, September and sometimes even lingers into October. So stop bitching. For reals. I know that this July went down as the coldest in the last 39 years. However, if you look at all the rankings (and cheat and go to the comments section) you'll see that of the coldest 45 years recorded, only 5 have taken place in the last three decades. Besides, 30 minutes in any direction on a map will almost always get you into some warmer weather and actually might make you appreciate exactly what it is you love about The City.

Sadly, a lot of people in San Francisco can be defined as the transient young and don't have many chances at a decent summer here - since they are often jumping from one opportunity to the next. We ain't our parents' generation, after all. Nope. No loyalty in our blood. And to those folks, I say "good riddance". Put in your time and you may just see that when it's warm and clear, there truly is no better place in the world to live. It really makes you appreciate the awesome days when we might creep into the mid-high 70s. Just pray you aren't a lazy piece of shit, hungover, or out of town those days. Until then, put on your jacket, grab a blanket and shut up. Be glad that you don't have to shovel your drive way in the Winter and run your air conditioning full blast in the Summer.

Here's your weather this week:

Aug 11
Partly Cloudy
High 57°
Low 51°

Aug 12
Partly Cloudy
High 60°
Low 54°

Aug 13
AM Clouds / PM Sun
High 60°
Low 53°

Aug 14
High 60°
Low 54°

And if you made it this far, enjoy the attached YouTube video. It's pretty much all about a tourist's experience with a Summer in SF. Doesn't look like they had such a horrible time...

1 comment:

  1. It's all about attitude! You'll find what you want to find...