Monday, November 20, 2006
There is a season
Seriously? Do you really not have any short term memory whatsoever? 3 years ago today it was 90 degrees farenheit downtown. This is not unusual. This is not freakish.

In fact, according to the National Weather Service, the highs in Los Angeles for November, December and January have always broken the high 80s. In fact, November 1, 1966 it hit 100 degrees.

It's warm in L.A.? yes
there is global warming? yes
this is a sign of the apocalypse? No. This is why you moved here.

Enough complaining. And, in my presence, I want to hear no complaining about seasons. Spend a week in Minnesota in February. Then complain about seasons.

Anyway, Los Angeles has seasons.

To start the year, we have awards season. Officially this lasts until the Oscars in March, though it can stretch on with the GLAAD Media Awards, the ALMA Awards, the MTV Movie Awards and the Daytime Emmys.

February to May is pilot season. Which is lucky because it overlaps with the rainy season, in which Cosentino's flower shop in Malibu makes its annual trip into the Pacific. In May and November, there is sweeps season.

Late August usually begins fire season which can last until December but usually ends in October and overlaps with Hiatus in August, both of which overlap with Bowl season which stretches from June to early October.

Then there's the Holiday season, which is really just high shopping season - Holiday season is evidenced by the lack of parking at the Grove and the Scientology snow day on Hollywood Blvd. To some extent shopping season never really ends, it just wanes slightly.

See. Seasons. Told ya.

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14 Comments:

Blogger miss kendra said...

this is brilliant.

Blogger WineGrrl said...

We have seasons, they are just, uh, different.

Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

I agree with Miss Kendra! A brilliant observation, Ms. Faith!!!
Since we are both natives, we know how to appreciate the 'seasons' in L.A.!!! Thank you!

Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

:) You crack me up. Sigh. However, seeing that tree-lighting ceremony on the news last nite does NOT amuse me. Now we'll never get parking for the SnB!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you on the whiners and there "It's unseasonably hot" crap. I've only lived here for 11 years, and guess what--it's always hot in November.

Oy, you forgot Santa Ana season.

Blogger tk said...

i once found a postcard that listed LA's 4 seasons as: Fire, Earthquakes, Mudslides and Riots...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And rain season- from about mid-january to march. Who can forget seeing all the runners during the marathon with their soggy sneakers?

Blogger Christine said...

Cute take on our "seasons". I've always loved that fire season is followed by rainy season. All that mud slides so smoothly after all the foliage is burnt away.

Blogger Jen said...

thanks! I knew that I had been missing something - turns out I just needed to redefine my seasons. I had been depressed about it for quite some time, but I most certainly will use this to cheer myself up. Happy high shopping season to you!

Blogger WhatWouldBetseyDo said...

Thanks Faith, anyone growing up in Los Angeles especially remember hot November days in the school yard and has to keep playing the broken record to newbies and So. Cal neophytes that this is usual. Then we tell them about Santa Anas and June Gloom (which freaks people out just as much - but which I love!).

Blogger WhatWouldBetseyDo said...

Thanks Faith, anyone growing up in Los Angeles especially remember hot November days in the school yard and has to keep playing the broken record to newbies and So. Cal neophytes that this is usual. Then we tell them about Santa Anas and June Gloom (which freaks people out just as much - but which I love!).

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a genius.

That is all.

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