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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:09 PM
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I am so SICK of overcast skies.
It's like someone took a straw and sucked the color out of everything, and blew it in a vomitous brown spatter onto filthy, gravelly streets. It's just brown and white and shades of gray as far as I can see. This is the part of winter I can't stand. That and I'm dog-sitting a dumb bichon who had run away once already in the first hour that I had her. Today sucks. :puke:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:11 PM
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1. Do you have a fireplace?
Firelight can be mood-lifting. :hug:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:13 PM
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2. No. That would be nice. I think I need to alter my music queue
there's too much gloom and somber tones in it.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:20 PM
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10. A little candlelight, then...
and maybe some Debussy piano music...

Re-reading your original post, I'm thinking you should save it in a journal. You write beautifully!
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:13 PM
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3. You never get used to it
Pittsburgh has more overcast days than Seattle and they all seem to happen between November and March. I swear sometimes I forget what the sun looks like. It helps to plan a short trip to someplace sunny in late February.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:18 PM
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8. No, you dont.
I get really affected by the weather. It's frustrating.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:13 PM
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4. I know what you mean, Lara
Here in Seattle, the "bluest skies you've ever seen" turn gunmetal gray in the winter. We still have all the evergreen trees which is nice, but everything does look washed out. Kind of gets to a person after awhile.

I'm sorry that today isn't very good for you. :hug:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:17 PM
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7. I just keep thinking "It's not even January yet,"
We've got about 3 or 4 more months of this..." January and February are the worst.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:20 PM
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9. Yeah. February is often the "monsoon season" here.
Buckets and buckets of rain for DAYS on end! I am a northwest girl, born and bred, so don't mind some rain at all, but even I can OD on it!
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:14 PM
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5. I'm surprised you can see any skies what with your boots always in the air
:hide:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:16 PM
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6. Hah! You made me laugh.
Turns out you ARE good for something. Don't get an ego, though; I laugh at people who fall down, too.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:27 PM
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11. It's fortunate (for you) that you don't live where I live
:)
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:28 PM
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12. B.S. If I did, I could come visit you!
That would be a definite cheer-er-upper! :)
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:29 PM
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13. Yay!
That would rock. :bounce:
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:33 PM
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14. Oddly enough, while I hate looking at days like
this through the windows, I find that a good pick-me-up is to actually go outside! It seems counter-intuitive, but the mild nip of the air and the sense of doing something takes away the blahs.

Of course, I've barely left the house today, but plan on skiing later tonight.

Hang in there! :)
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:47 PM
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20. I should go run laps around the house,
but since it's surrounded with ice and snow, I'd probably break my neck. Then I'd get to lay in bed and stare at my ceiling instead. :P
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 04:00 PM
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21. Keep the curtains drawn tightly
if you are staring at the ceiling--that way you can pretend it's night, and not dull!
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:34 PM
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15. I'm sick of sun!
Wish it would rain. Honestly.

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:39 PM
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16. Kollyforniya's much the same
particularly near the coast, and particularly November through about February. The sky's a rather interesting grayscale patchwork right now, but a lot of fall and winter days remind me of liver. :puke:

And it bums. me. out.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:46 PM
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19. Liver? Yuck!!!!
I think I prefer my gunmetal gray to your liver-colored sky!
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 04:05 PM
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22. I would too
except "gunmetal-gray skies" makes me think Reagan's "Star Wars" is gonna open up on us. :scared: At least I can give liver to Lucy.

I also want to hyphenate "gunmetal."

(Where's the anal-retentive smilie?)
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:43 PM
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17. You and me both.
It kind of sucks having vacation when it's so gloomy.The up side is it's not 20 below zero out.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 03:45 PM
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18. That's the saving grace and the irony at once, isn't it?
If it were clear and blue, it would be much colder.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 04:10 PM
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23. Yeah -- We had a week of cold, clear, blue skies and windy.
I froze my patooties off! I couldn't wait for it to cloud up again and warm up into the 50s and rain (which it finally did). I can't take that bone-chilling cold!
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