Adjusting to Grey Vancouver
My eyes! They burn! Oh wait, I would be saying that if it was bright out. Which MOST DEFINITELY IS NOT in Vancouver!!!!
Being born + raised in Southern California, I don’t know if I’ve adjusted yet to Vancouver’s greeeeey skies. Greeeeeeeey. Say it out loud like that, + that is how it makes you feeeeeeeeel. Jeff says to me, “When are you going to get it through your head that you live in a rain forest now?”. Whuzzat??? I’m sorry, but this ain’t me:
Art by Beth Davies.
I feel like my eyeballs have not yet adjusted to this weather. Like you have to be born + raised in this weather + somehow your vision evolves to accommodate the dim vision of the world that it is presented with . I feel like one of those deep sea underwater fish that live their entire lives in the murky dark!!!!
Yo, I got it! I need to permanently affix a lantern to my head when I go out! Genius.
My mom is all worried about my mental well being (we have cases of mental instability in my family on both the paternal AND maternal side – thus my mom has always been the “Mental Breakdown Watchdog” she takes a bite out of mental health!) + is afraid that I’m going to get Seasonal Affective Disorder – or SAD, y’all!!! So for Christmas she bought me a sun lamp for bright light therapy! The lamp is supposed to be used for a consecutive 20 minutes, while sitting 12 inches away from the light source. Here I forced Jeff to demonstrate by holding a 12 inch ruler from the lamp. Haha!
GOOD GOD!!!! And you know what is even crazier??? That is not the first time I’ve seen an old dude wearing short shorts in the cold rain of Vancouver!!!! LEGS OF STEEL, man!!! I need to learn from this guy!!! This pupil needs a sensei!!!
And of course, who can forget the eerie blue vistas of yesterday’s amusement park, the Salton Sea.
For the most part I feel like I’ve adapted pretty well to Vancouver’s dreary weather, unlike what most of my Los Angeles acquaintances were led to believe. But every once in a while there’ll be a soggy wet day in Vancouver that hits you like a ton of sopping wet, heavy sponges that are constantly pressing up all over you. You like that analogy??? Booyah!!!!!! Vancouverites, prove me wrong! What is your take on living in Pacific Northwest weather???