Monday, January 30, 2006

You know Portland has had a lot of rain when....

......the govenor of the state is suggesting Oregonians buy flood insurance.

And when the radio stations are spouting jokes, such as:

What do you call the day after two days of straight rain in Portland?

What do Portlanders say to the Pillsbury Dough Boy?
Nice tan.

This would be a BAD sign, people. Because this is Portland ... and we're used to rain. So when it makes the news .... it's officially TOO MUCH rain.

Especially being that we have had over 8" inches of rain so far this month. Yes, I said "8 inches"!! They are predicting almost 11" by the time the month ends tomorrow night. When Portland is breaking rain records that have not been broken since the 50s .... that's a lot of rain.

Just sayin'.

The view out my office window this whole month has been:

Not the most uplifting sight, eh?

Of course, nor was this.

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique woman like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.

I took a quiz which indicated that London should be my city of choice. And hello! ... I LOVE London. So you would think that would be great, right? However, I wasn't too keen on the image of the woman holding an umbrella. So I am veto'ing London for now. Today my mood calls for something more along the lines of .. say .... Belize. Or Nassau in the Bahamas. Or pretty much anywhere in Fiji. Any sugar daddies out there interested in taking me on a little trip? Ya know, to somewhere where the sun DOES shine! ;) Pretty please? With cherries on top? I'll knit ya a Speedo...


Sis said...

Hey I belong in Rome. We can visit!

Sis said...

You're a big city girl with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian men - could life get any better?

T1 said...

Hey...I'm a London gal too. Although I'm with you...someplace sunny and beachy first.

Who knew PDX had Roller Derby? (thanks for the info husband is hooked on Rollergirls...the show...not actual rollergirls) or rollergirls...either way we'll see a fight.

Mark and MeLissa said...

I belong in Rome or Paris (I took the quiz twice because there were a couple of answers I was about 50/50 on). I figured Paris would show up in one - after all, I loved it there - one of my favorite places in the world.

As for Rome, well, I did marry an Italian (from Hawaii strangely enough). If he had his way, we'd have a summer home in Italy - his family's castle. He wants to go take it back from the nuns who currently inhabit it. I just think this is probably not the best idea, but who am I to say? It might be kind of fun to have a castle...and it might be as amusing as hockey and roller derby. ;) And, maybe the nuns have it coming since they did kick out the orphans his ancestors originally donated the castle to.

Tai said...


I'm north of you, in wet, wet Vancouver, and believe me, the situation is no better here!

We ALMOST broke a major record, which would have required one more day of rain tacked on the 26 or 27 days we already had.


aimee noel said...

Hey, there's nothing wrong with the rain! (except when I have to walk in it for work)

Maybe this year we won't have to worry about too little rain further down the road.

goodgirl036 said...

sis 2 here: Well I got London too. I'd prefer Greece or Rome. O

goodgirl036 said...

I think it's a conspiracy. I changed all my answers and still got London.

Katie said...

Greetings from Alaska! I found your blog by clicking "next blog" from the upper right corner of mine so I just thought I'd say hi. I'm actually a Portland native (well, Milwaukie if you want to be technical:) and family and friends there have been updating me on the massive amounts of rain. Totally lame! I'm also a knitter :) so thanks for the cool links. Cheers!