Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Weatherizing ME!

I am so excited about RAIN! I know, you may think I'm crazy, but I'm not, I swear. While it's easy to complain about the rain, and how it prevents you from doing this and that, and it makes everyone bad drivers, and there's extra delay, and the bus gets stuffy, and I get wet, and its gross, and [insert], and [insert], let's not be so pessimistic, that's not our style.

Empesamos con a shot-out to the Weather Channel: Thanks to wonderful innovation, excellent deployment of technology and information, and some big wig somewhere in that organization rolling out these efforts, we now have the ability to predict weather down to the hour. YES, we can! And so I know that around the time I'll be leaving my employment site, there's a 40% chance of rain, and it goes up 10% each hour I delay my departure. Now, I wouldn't be blogging about this if I had not had some success in utilizing this tool to optimize my wardrobe. Here is the criteria for my wardrobe based on the predicted conditions:

1. As a pedestrian, I am concerned about my feet (wet socks are gross).
2. As a student my primary concern is protecting paper (wet paper is just no bueno).
3. As a artistic, stylistic, blossoming subject I care about presentation.

So I built a model based on the predicted rain, and this is what I came up with.

I know, it's cute right? and MIXING PRINTS! Also,  I live in the Bay Area and Timbaktu has chanced me with a good ultra-water resistant bag that secures the longevity of my books.

Ladies (and Gentlemen?) we must take rain as an opportunity. First, its my opportunity for beginning my critique on the fashion industry for not designing more items that represent real world conditions, ignoring pedestrians, bicyclists and commuters! Second, its an opportunity to create something new.

OPPORTUNITY people, opportunity!
"Rain Drops keep falling on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me..."