One of the down sides of living where I do is the lack of the traditional four seasons. We have a two month period which is either 'amazing' (clear blue skies, temps between 90-100 with little humidity) weather or so-damn-hot-the-world-is-on-fire (105-110, moderate humidity), we have another eight months in which the weather is really quite lovely...(70-85, blue skies, little humidity), and then a month or so there the temperature drops down and its overcast about half the time and we get some rain (55-70, mixed levels of cloud, rain 3-4 days a week). One of the nice parts of our regular cycle is that nights follow a desert / dry climate principle... a 95-100 degree afternoon will drop below 80 by 10 pm and will hit 58-60 degrees at 4 or 5 in the morning before sunrise starts to push the temperature back up. During the rainy part of the year, those nights might push as low as 40... but its rare to get much closer to freezing than that.
For many people, this is pretty close to paradise for these reasons. But it does mean that I miss out on two things I've always loved. One of those is the Thunderstorm. Growing up in PA, we had some great storms... but where I really got my taste for them was the times I've spent in Florida (in the 80's at NTC Orlando, which no longer exists... and post-grad school about fifteen years ago, in Sarasota). Very little I enjoy more than sitting out on a sun porch in a storm with lightning flying around like mad, an ocean dropping out of the sky, and wind blasting through every screen window.
But I DO have a childhood full of years of growing up in Western PA where the seasons include a snow covered winter and transitory seasons of spring and fall between the extremes. And Fall in western PA is pretty spectacular. If you've ever been in the Appalachian's (or anywhere with a huge number of deciduous trees - oak, maple, aspen, etc), you know what I'm talking about. Add in the ability to dress in rugged outdoorsy clothing without it being too hot for comfort... the potential for fog and frost... and it really is my favorite season.... if I could just have Fall + thunderstorms on alternating days with Sacramento summer days any time I want to visit the pool/beach... but that's probably only likely to happen in one location as a result of climate craziness... so many I shouldn't push for it. :P
Ok... weather talk set aside. For this week's content release, we're going to go back to Wasaman and the Gen 2 storyline. The story is "Dorms of Our Lives, Season 5" and this is Part 4. Enjoy! And don't forget to comment or write feedback in the forums.
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