Can we talk about the rain?

This is getting out of hand. About a month ago, I was starting to feel down about it, and now everyone else is starting to catch up with my mood. June has basically just been April, part 3. I feel as though I was cheated out of Spring and early Summer this year.

Iíd hate to say it, but I think that my seasonal affective disorder is more severe because I was raised where itís always sunny and dry. I donít know if thatís true or not, but I do know that this constant dreariness is just killing me.

Thank God we are going to California. With me constantly moping around about the rain, Adam looked up the weather for our destination in CA, and every single day says 80F and Sunny. Every. Day.

That sounds so fantastic that Iím not even sure what to do with myself. I know I wonít want to come back. I just donít know to what intensity that I wonít want to come back.

I donít know if being Californian really makes me more sensitive to the weather, but it sure feels like it. Adam and I talked about how it might be cold when we visit Japan, and I said that it wouldnít be a big deal. He said, ďYou hate the cold. Youíre so cranky. All winter long, itís like you just woke up, all the time.Ē And yes, Iím notoriously cranky when Iíve just woken up. Thatís really only true if I havenít gotten enough sleep, though.

On clear, warm mornings (HAH), when Iíve had enough sleep, Iím like Snow White in the morning; singing and conversing with the animals while we tidy up the house. I just havenít had that opportunity in awhile.

As far as Japan goes, like I predicted, as soon as I said that I was going to Japan and no one was stopping me, Adam suddenly thought that he could possibly spare the cash, too.

However, my brother has informed me that they were thinking about leaving soon, like, before my planned arrival time in Japan. Ooops.

That is not set in stone. As a matter of fact, nothing has been set in stone. I told him that we would look into booking tickets after getting back from California, so that gives him another couple of weeks to mull things over and discuss it with his girlfriend.

He mentioned that before leaving Asia, they wanted to tour China and/or India, and that Iíd be welcome to join them on any part of that trip (which, again, sounds so fantastic, I donít know what to do with myself). Even if the timing doesnít work out, I am going to figure out a way to get off this continent in 2010.

Considering that the Philadelphia climate is now something that rivals that of Seattle and, without a CA respite, another month of this would have me hanging myself, I wouldnít be opposed to moving.

Itís too much. The rain is just too much for me.

I can handle ugly buildings, provincial locals, dirty streets and poverty (I am from Long Beach, after all) but rain? Please, please, no more!

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Thursday, Jun. 18, 2009 at 3:56 PM