This is Funny
Today feels like Autumn. Last week felt like the middle of Summer. It was ninety-eight degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday last week. Today it’s fifty-eight and drizzling. It won’t last though. They don’t call it “Endless Summer” out here for nothing. California is a place where time stops.
It’s really amazing when you think about it because it’s the most hectic, high strung place I know. That “laid back California” mystique is a load of crap. Everyone and everything moves at high speed out here. The only thing that hardly ever changes is the weather. So, you move around at breakneck speed in your daily life, but it’s always sunny and warm.
Then one day you look in the mirror and notice you’ve aged and say to yourself, “When did that happen?”
That’s the bad side of ”Endless Summer”. When you live somewhere that really has seasons, you gage the passing of time much better. Don’t get me wrong, California does have four seasons. We have fire season, smog season, earthquake season and rainy season (which is very short). When people talk about weather out here it’s not uncommon to hear someone say, ” It feels like earthquake weather.” Some think that when it’s wet, then that’s earthquake weather. Others say that when it’s really dry it’s earthquake weather.
I personally think that ants are the best earthquake indicator. Sometimes out of nowhere we have a lot of ants in the house. Not because of spilled food or anything, it just happens. Then, sure enough, there will be an earthquake. It could happen in Japan but there still is an earthquake. So my theory is sound, at least to me.