Boy, do I really need some boat drinks.
And someplace warm to enjoy them.
As I sit here at PubClub.com’s World Headquarters in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, I am not on the balcony basking in the sunshine but inside with the sliding glass doors tightly shut. The temperature is at its daytime high of only 60 degrees, the sky is grey – a big blah, really – and the ground is wet from rain.
Now normally I would not say a thing because even in this land of year-round ideal weather, we get a day or two of moisture and cool weather, especially in January or February. But this is different, for it has been this way ever since I came back from spending Christmas with my family in East Tennessee the last week of December. And the forecast calls for it to continue through at least next Friday. In between, we have one day of sunshine and even then the temperature is only going to reach 62 degrees with it plunging to 49 at night. That’s three weeks of blah.
A Dry January? Not in California when it comes to the weather.
Meteorologists are calling it California’s atmospheric river, and it is causing mass flooding all up and down the Golden State, tho the ski resorts are loving it because they are getting dumped on with snow. Fortunately, there is no flooding or landslides in the Gaslamp.
All this rain is certainly good for California’s drought, although when things get back to normal weather wise it’s going to cause a lot of wildfires when those hot desert Santa Ana winds blow because of all the additional vegetation. But for now, all I can think of getting back to our normal 75-degree sunny days.
I have only left the apartment three times in the past week for quick errands and have only even stepped onto the balcony three other times. As a result, I have a serious case of cabin fever.
While I won’t shoot six holes in my freezer, I am definitely in need of some boat drinks. Somebody sound the alarm!
And I gotta go where it’s warm!
I’d like to go where the pace of life’s slowCould you beam me somewhere, Mister Scott? Any old place here on Earth or in Space You pick the century and I’ll pick the spot
– Jimmy Buffett, Boat Drinks
In the meantime, “waitress bring me to more boat drinks.”