I am so tired of hearing about the damn weather.
Every time I turn on the news, someone is yapping away about the weather. Just last night, 12 of the 23 minutes of the national news broadcast centered around - you guessed it - the weather.
It's too hot. It's too cold. It's raining too much (England, I'm looking at you.) Oh no, it's Snow-mageddon (remember that?) There are too many tornadoes/hurricanes/tropical storms/avalanches/mudslides/monsoons/droughts. Etc, etc, etc. The list never ends and it would appear that very few people are actually happy with the weather.
I'm willing to guess the few people that are okay with the weather most likely live in Las Vegas. Yes, you read that correctly - Vegas. Seems slightly unexpected, but let me explain. Remember when Barack Obama was elected president and everyone was all like, "Oh wow, we live in a post-race world now?" meaning that race is like, no big deal? Well, we here in Vegas live in a post-weather city. As in, it's no big deal. Temps this week are expected to soar up to 112 and did we make the national news? No. Because Vegas is a post-weather city.
When you live in the desert, there are only two temperatures: hot and hotter. There are only two rules: stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. That's it. It's simple and predictable. Yes, it may get cold in the winter months, but our cold isn't your cold. Outerwear in Vegas mostly recreational. We all have cute winter coats and wear them not to be warm but to be stylish. It's very freeing to dress based on your own wishes and not Mother Nature's.
As for rain, we celebrate when water comes from the sky. Over 300 days of sunshine (and yummy Vitamin D) means we get excited when the clouds open up, not panicky, gloomy, or mopey. We rush the children outside, explain how to jump into puddles, and watch as all the water evaporates within minutes. And if that isn't cool enough, let's just say this: I'm not even sure I own an umbrella.
When your weather is incredibly predictable and your city is equipped for it, you're able to do a lot more things than talk, worry, fret, or cry about the weather. You have time to do other things, like talk about the TomKat divorce or Ann Curry's very sudden exit from the Today Show. And best of all: we never worry about having a bad hair day. Because humidity doesn't exist. Heck, we don't even have bugs. Wrap your brain around that.
So while our water may be hard, life in Vegas is not.
a satisfied resident