Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Flashback posting
Because:

1) it's been in the 80's all week
2) I love L.A.
3) Liss at Shakesville asked as her Question of the Day about favorite seasons

I thought I'd do a repost from a November of 2006.

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There is a season

Seriously? Do you really not have any short term memory whatsoever? 3 years ago today it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit 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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4 Comments:

Blogger Allison said...

Seasons in LA are hot, hotter and fire. And that's OK if you like that kind of thing. Me, I like the 8 inches of snow we have on the ground here right now. No complaints here!

Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

:) I remember when you first posted this. It's still great.

Blogger Chas Newkey-Burden said...

Retro posts rule! As does LA!

Blogger David said...

L.A. certainly was fun to visit, but for me it wasn't about the weather. Having said that I'd have happily traded the last couple of weeks of Melbourne (Australia) weather for some of that cool L.A. weather - multiple days over 105F, peaking at 113F, expecting 110F tomorrow. Hopefully some relief next week? Melbourne - not as cool (or as wet) a city as it once was, but we can still do four seasons in day (and on occasion in one hour).

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