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2011-07-20 12:07:17 AM  

lelio: StoneColdAtheist: My 'mater plants are 8' across, and I can grow 'em year 'round (okay...3 months of the year in the south-facing sunroom).

I'm trying to envision what the Internet Tough Guy looks like who boasts about his tomato plant size.


ITG? Not at my age. I was just yankin' the chains of the Seattleites complaining up above about how poorly their tomatoes are doing. I left that sorry-assed place 40 years ago and ain't NEVER goin' back. Got up to 88° here today...farking perfect!
 
2011-07-20 12:07:32 AM  
Compared to last summer in Seattle, this one is like visiting the Caribbean. Last year was forty-nine weeks of rain-sodden hell on earth and three weeks of decently mild weather. This year I managed to get a tan walking around outside in June. Last year we were wearing parkas after the fourth of July.

/100+? I used to live in Utah. That sounds like a normal summer to me.
 
2011-07-20 12:08:17 AM  
I'd gladly trade Charleston for Seattle. Love the rain, love cool weather . . . even Ohio summers (grew up there) were a little too warm for my taste. It's farking hot as hell here . . . and it's full of southerners.
 
2011-07-20 12:10:13 AM  
After moving to downtown Portland in October I was ready to cut a biatch by April but I'm laughing at my friends I left in Raleigh right now... Of course come November the tables will turn again.

/no sales tax biatches!
 
2011-07-20 12:14:50 AM  
This Seattle summer sucks. I'm about to re-start getting my "falling out of a perfectly good airplane that is in no immediate danger of crashing certification", and the weather is giving no indication that it's going to start to provide the required conditions.
 
2011-07-20 12:14:52 AM  

alternaloser: REDARMYVODKA: oh for god's sake, grow a pair. i live in st. louis, heat index was 110 today, will be 115 by thursday. still gonna make my disc golf league game that day.

charge your a/c and take a shower afterwards you pussies.

/will happily trade st. louis heat for pacNW constant rain and ball-busting cold come jan.

Your balls are fragile.


Srsly. It never gets below 30 and rarely gets below 40.
 
2011-07-20 12:18:35 AM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Sad? SAD? It takes me about 20 seconds to walk from my air-conditioned, 72 degree living room and out to my car. By the time I get there I have a sticky slushy film coating my back and the backs of my knees. God damn Florida swamp summers. It's like Viet-goddamn-Nam. So yeah, I'd gladly take 2 summers off.


I totally feel you there, as a Tallahassee resident. I've timed it: you have around fourteen seconds before you start sweating. And because of the 95% humidity, you never, ever dry off.
 
2011-07-20 12:26:30 AM  
I'm a Family Guy, and so long as my parents are living, I'll stick close to New Orleans.

That being said, Seattle looks like a likely destination after that.

/hope that's not till I'm 70
 
2011-07-20 12:27:07 AM  

feffer: alternaloser: REDARMYVODKA: oh for god's sake, grow a pair. i live in st. louis, heat index was 110 today, will be 115 by thursday. still gonna make my disc golf league game that day.

charge your a/c and take a shower afterwards you pussies.

/will happily trade st. louis heat for pacNW constant rain and ball-busting cold come jan.

Your balls are fragile.

Srsly. It never gets below 30 and rarely gets below 40.


Yeah, but if it snows an inch, the whole damned town shuts down. Just like Dallas.

Odd.
 
2011-07-20 12:32:33 AM  

feffer: alternaloser: REDARMYVODKA: oh for god's sake, grow a pair. i live in st. louis, heat index was 110 today, will be 115 by thursday. still gonna make my disc golf league game that day.

charge your a/c and take a shower afterwards you pussies.

/will happily trade st. louis heat for pacNW constant rain and ball-busting cold come jan.

Your balls are fragile.

Srsly. It never gets below 30 and rarely gets below 40.


Hush, you.

No, no, dumbass, ignorant Easterners - It's constantly raining buckets and the winters are unbelievably cold, since we're on the same latitude as Maine - 47 degrees North. You want to stay far, far away. Besides the price of sunglasses alone would kill you. Yeah, we're required to wear them.
 
2011-07-20 12:35:15 AM  

Flying Code Monkey: No, no! It's just awful and terrible up here, all overcast and cool temperatures and sometimes rain and stuff. It's much better where other people are, with ungodly heat and humidity and thunderstorms and stuff. And what do they call that thing, seasonal affectiveness disorder? Yes! We all have that.


You forgot the constant earthquakes.
 
2011-07-20 12:35:51 AM  
Yeah it's pretty img1.fark.net when you move up here and complain about it. Constantly.

Every considered maybe you don't belong up here?
 
2011-07-20 12:36:26 AM  
Why yes I am sick of the heat and I may actually take you up on that.
 
2011-07-20 12:40:44 AM  

geoduck42: Flying Code Monkey: No, no! It's just awful and terrible up here, all overcast and cool temperatures and sometimes rain and stuff. It's much better where other people are, with ungodly heat and humidity and thunderstorms and stuff. And what do they call that thing, seasonal affectiveness disorder? Yes! We all have that.

You forgot the constant earthquakes.


Huge ones too. Also Volcanoes.
 
2011-07-20 12:42:12 AM  

ace in your face: geoduck42: Flying Code Monkey: No, no! It's just awful and terrible up here, all overcast and cool temperatures and sometimes rain and stuff. It's much better where other people are, with ungodly heat and humidity and thunderstorms and stuff. And what do they call that thing, seasonal affectiveness disorder? Yes! We all have that.

You forgot the constant earthquakes.

Huge ones too. Also Volcanoes.


True. And near to our major cities.

Don't forget the Tsunamis.
 
2011-07-20 12:43:49 AM  
Oregon here. It was nice and grey today. Rainy too. Sorry guys. I totally wouldn't trade places with you. Even if my garden is lame because of it.
 
2011-07-20 12:56:53 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: ace in your face: geoduck42: Flying Code Monkey: No, no! It's just awful and terrible up here, all overcast and cool temperatures and sometimes rain and stuff. It's much better where other people are, with ungodly heat and humidity and thunderstorms and stuff. And what do they call that thing, seasonal affectiveness disorder? Yes! We all have that.

You forgot the constant earthquakes.

Huge ones too. Also Volcanoes.

True. And near to our major cities.

Don't forget the Tsunamis.


Didn't Godzilla stop by once?
 
2011-07-20 01:09:18 AM  

plavonica: Benevolent Misanthrope: ace in your face: geoduck42: Flying Code Monkey: No, no! It's just awful and terrible up here, all overcast and cool temperatures and sometimes rain and stuff. It's much better where other people are, with ungodly heat and humidity and thunderstorms and stuff. And what do they call that thing, seasonal affectiveness disorder? Yes! We all have that.

You forgot the constant earthquakes.

Huge ones too. Also Volcanoes.

True. And near to our major cities.

Don't forget the Tsunamis.

Didn't Godzilla stop by once?


Yeah but all he did was talk about how much better shiat was in Tokyo. He went back a couple of years ago and told all his monster buddies how distant and isolated all us natives were.
 
2011-07-20 01:10:15 AM  
As someone who lives on a lake in Seattle and would like some mother farking sun, screw you NW weather.
 
2011-07-20 01:12:46 AM  
Being from CA, when I moved to Seattle, I felt absolutely miserable having to endure rain and grey skies for DAYS.

Having 70 degree weather feels really good when you usually don't see the sun or for that matter, feel hot while walking in down town Seattle.
 
2011-07-20 01:13:55 AM  
It was 69 in Eastgate today.

Kill me.
 
2011-07-20 01:14:18 AM  

hoihoi8: As someone who lives on a lake in Seattle and would like some mother farking sun, screw you NW weather.


I'm trying really hard to sympathize.
 
2011-07-20 01:22:41 AM  
People who complain about the weather always have something to complain about.
 
2011-07-20 01:25:39 AM  

Stone Meadow: Matanuska Thunderfark


Damn you for bringing up that name. Best weed I ever smoked, but I've heard it's extinct.
 
2011-07-20 01:50:51 AM  
screw summer, I hate when the temp hits 80 or over with the humidity here and there is no such thing as A/C here except at the local 7/11. So thank you Seattle for a cool summer.

The summer 3 years ago had enough 90-100 degree days to last me a life time and it included the hottest temp ever recorded here at 103.
 
2011-07-20 01:51:26 AM  

RainDawg: People who complain about the weather always have something to complain about.


laughingsquid.com

That is, unless you live in the Upper Midwest, then we have real things to complain about.

We had this not too long ago, and will be getting exploding pavement the next few days. HOORAY!

/Milwaukee, personally
//It was kind of hard finding my car the day after that shiatstorm
 
2011-07-20 02:04:21 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Yeah.
No tomatoes yet.
64/overcast.


Locally (Lane County, Oregon) the problem is what the heavy rains are doing to the cherry crops. It's causing some splitting of fruit, which can slash the price processors pay from 50 cents a pound down to just a few cents per pound, so local orchards are offering more U-pick options in order to help recoup losses.

However, some people are also complaining about their tomatoes locally as well due to a shortened growing season.
 
2011-07-20 02:04:53 AM  
We just got rain for the first time in a few months here in the mid-east. On a Code Red day. And yet it didn't seem to do much, considering it'll get close to 100º. And it'll be Code Orange. Maybe that's why my chest cold still hasn't gone away, because of the terrible air quality.
 
2011-07-20 02:08:37 AM  
I just accepted a job in Seattle, so I'm getting a kick out of this...
 
2011-07-20 02:12:12 AM  

profplump: I just accepted a job in Seattle, so I'm getting a kick out of this...


Don't come here. It rains all the time. You'll hate it.
 
2011-07-20 02:15:26 AM  

Dired: Nonsense. We had like two sunny days last week. And besides, the soothing gray skies help people chill out and not be so irritable.


Those soothing gray skies make me stabby, :( (portland area) I'm sick of it.
 
2011-07-20 02:15:27 AM  

Harry_Seldon: All you people whining about your lack of sun in Seattle can suck it. We are basting in our glorious PDX sunshine.

//what?

We are basting in our glorious PDX liquid sunshine.
 
2011-07-20 02:22:56 AM  
Being a stay-at-home dad in Portland sucked this year. So rainy and cold. My wife is hispanic and she is white now!

/this heat is why we moved to Portland 4 years ago.
//hates hot weather.
 
2011-07-20 02:27:03 AM  
 
2011-07-20 02:32:29 AM  
I don't know, it was hot today in SW MO I guess, but nothing horrible. I played catch with a friend and I had to change my serpentine belt in my unshaded driveway at like 2 pm. Hot, but nothing unbearable. I don't get it.
 
2011-07-20 02:33:42 AM  

Rent Party: profplump: I just accepted a job in Seattle, so I'm getting a kick out of this...

Don't come here. It rains all the time. You'll hate it.


The funny thing is that this really isn't a joke.

*DIABOLICAL LAUGHTER*
 
2011-07-20 02:37:15 AM  

Oh No Computer: How bout y'all come down here and live where the weather is perpetually nice? :)


Yeah, but we'd have to live in...SAN DIEGO.

cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2011-07-20 02:46:58 AM  

Rent Party: Don't come here. It rains all the time. You'll hate it.


Are you kidding? I haven't left my house in 6 weeks. More rain and cooler temperatures just means I need less A/C to live in a basement there than I do here.

Also, Seattle gets a lot less rain than other popular places in the US. It has more cloudy days, but not nearly as much precipitation the locals pretend.

/ Less of a joke than is probably healthy
// Would go outside more if it wasn't 110°F
 
2011-07-20 02:51:33 AM  

profplump: Rent Party: Don't come here. It rains all the time. You'll hate it.

Are you kidding? I haven't left my house in 6 weeks. More rain and cooler temperatures just means I need less A/C to live in a basement there than I do here.

Also, Seattle gets a lot less rain than other popular places in the US. It has more cloudy days, but not nearly as much precipitation the locals pretend.

/ Less of a joke than is probably healthy
// Would go outside more if it wasn't 110°F


No shiat. It never really rains there, not like the rest of us know rain. It just gets a bit misty and we call it rain. It is constant though, so that works on the psyche. We get much more rain in Spokane, more sun too. We've also got more trees and better mountains, but don't tell a Seattleite, it'll kill their smug and they'll get violent.
 
2011-07-20 02:55:30 AM  

profplump: Rent Party: Don't come here. It rains all the time. You'll hate it.

Are you kidding? I haven't left my house in 6 weeks. More rain and cooler temperatures just means I need less A/C to live in a basement there than I do here.

Also, Seattle gets a lot less rain than other popular places in the US. It has more cloudy days, but not nearly as much precipitation the locals pretend.

/ Less of a joke than is probably healthy
// Would go outside more if it wasn't 110°F


You think you know gray? Dude, we call the natives "mossbacks" for a reason. You won't see the sunshine for months at a time. You'll wake up in the morning and it will be dark outside when you start off for work. At the end of your day, you'll drive home and it will be dark. And that's just September. After nine months of that, you'll be begging for that good old sunshine back in wherever it is you're coming from.

Gray, damp, wet, soggy. Do yourself a favor. Stay there. You'll thank me.
 
2011-07-20 02:55:48 AM  

Ishkur: Vancouver.

TWO days of sun in the last two months. Neither were over 25 degrees (77 for you inbreds).

No one has a tan here.

Our next day of sun is supposed to be sometime in August.

But hey: no floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthqu...well, let's hope not.


Ah, but you do get the occasional snowstorm, and my fave: landslides.

/was there for 2 years.
//60-80 degrees in the day, 10-30 in the night.
///it sucked
 
2011-07-20 03:21:22 AM  
To be fair, we've actually had between 78mins and 18hrs of summer this year...

Link (new window)

/Steve and Scott are the best!
 
2011-07-20 03:29:42 AM  

rohar: fracas: rohar: fracas: [Me whining about the weather and local weather-advocates-in-perpetual-denial.]

Do you own sunglasses?

I don't think I do, anymore. I lived in Hawaii for one glorious year, so had them then, but I think I've lost them. Besides, what the fark would you do with sunglasses up here? I just squint a bit on the few sunny days we have here or, more likely, just don't stare directly into the Sun. It was never a hard choice for me.

I haven't quite figured it out either, but all my coworkers over there own very expensive sunglasses. I like to think they're just optimists, nothing else seems to make sense.


It's the low angle of the sun during the winter. The sun always seems to be in your eyes while driving due to our latitude and the fact that our highways tend to run West and East.

/astronomy prof said we sell more sunglasses during winter than most places in the US in summer.
 
2011-07-20 03:32:45 AM  

cuzsis: rohar: fracas: rohar: fracas: [Me whining about the weather and local weather-advocates-in-perpetual-denial.]

Do you own sunglasses?

I don't think I do, anymore. I lived in Hawaii for one glorious year, so had them then, but I think I've lost them. Besides, what the fark would you do with sunglasses up here? I just squint a bit on the few sunny days we have here or, more likely, just don't stare directly into the Sun. It was never a hard choice for me.

I haven't quite figured it out either, but all my coworkers over there own very expensive sunglasses. I like to think they're just optimists, nothing else seems to make sense.

It's the low angle of the sun during the winter. The sun always seems to be in your eyes while driving due to our latitude and the fact that our highways tend to run West and East.

/astronomy prof said we sell more sunglasses during winter than most places in the US in summer.


I make it a habit of driving there in the morning, and home to Spokane in the evening. The sun is at my back that way. I do it twice monthly.

/at the same latitude
//don't own sunglasses
///see much more sun
 
2011-07-20 03:45:30 AM  

rohar: cuzsis: rohar: fracas: rohar: fracas: [Me whining about the weather and local weather-advocates-in-perpetual-denial.]

Do you own sunglasses?

I don't think I do, anymore. I lived in Hawaii for one glorious year, so had them then, but I think I've lost them. Besides, what the fark would you do with sunglasses up here? I just squint a bit on the few sunny days we have here or, more likely, just don't stare directly into the Sun. It was never a hard choice for me.

I haven't quite figured it out either, but all my coworkers over there own very expensive sunglasses. I like to think they're just optimists, nothing else seems to make sense.

It's the low angle of the sun during the winter. The sun always seems to be in your eyes while driving due to our latitude and the fact that our highways tend to run West and East.

/astronomy prof said we sell more sunglasses during winter than most places in the US in summer.

I make it a habit of driving there in the morning, and home to Spokane in the evening. The sun is at my back that way. I do it twice monthly.

/at the same latitude
//don't own sunglasses
///see much more sun


If you can swing it, driving with the sun is where it's at.

Or you can live in the mountains and when the sun finally rises it's well above your line of sight.
 
2011-07-20 03:50:10 AM  

rohar: profplump: Rent Party: Don't come here. It rains all the time. You'll hate it.

Are you kidding? I haven't left my house in 6 weeks. More rain and cooler temperatures just means I need less A/C to live in a basement there than I do here.

Also, Seattle gets a lot less rain than other popular places in the US. It has more cloudy days, but not nearly as much precipitation the locals pretend.

/ Less of a joke than is probably healthy
// Would go outside more if it wasn't 110°F

No shiat. It never really rains there, not like the rest of us know rain. It just gets a bit misty and we call it rain. It is constant though, so that works on the psyche. We get much more rain in Spokane, more sun too. We've also got more trees and better mountains, but don't tell a Seattleite, it'll kill their smug and they'll get violent.


We don't get rain as much as steady showers, which is actually pretty nice in the scheme of things. However, it has been a wet rainy season. Portland got about 52 inches of rain, which certainly keeping things moist, and generated huge amounts of cheap hydro power.
 
2011-07-20 03:51:01 AM  

Rent Party: You won't see the sunshine for months at a time. You'll wake up in the morning and it will be dark outside when you start off for work. At the end of your day, you'll drive home and it will be dark. And that's just September. After nine months of that, you'll be begging for that good old sunshine back in wherever it is you're coming from.


Sunshine if for people who don't own projectors. To me the sun is just an astronomical phenomena that interferes with my home theater.

/ Doesn't really matter what I want anyway -- the wife wants to move
// Fark: Because of the weather
 
2011-07-20 04:12:21 AM  

StoneColdAtheist: lelio: StoneColdAtheist: My 'mater plants are 8' across, and I can grow 'em year 'round (okay...3 months of the year in the south-facing sunroom).

I'm trying to envision what the Internet Tough Guy looks like who boasts about his tomato plant size.

ITG? Not at my age. I was just yankin' the chains of the Seattleites complaining up above about how poorly their tomatoes are doing. I left that sorry-assed place 40 years ago and ain't NEVER goin' back. Got up to 88° here today...farking perfect!


California is worthless from the northern border down to about Monterey hth
 
2011-07-20 04:31:29 AM  
Seattle rain is mostly in the form of a background drizzle, it seldom pounds down hard and I can't remember the last time I saw a thunderstorm. You seldom need an umbrella in Seattle.
 
2011-07-20 04:37:16 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Seattle rain is mostly in the form of a background drizzle, it seldom pounds down hard and I can't remember the last time I saw a thunderstorm. You seldom need an umbrella in Seattle.


shhhhh, that's how we tell who the tourists are
 
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