Today’s Rant (which would normally appear on the “Rants” page of the alumni website):
Monday, July 13, 2009: The Rain in Calgary Falls Mainly on the Everything
I’ve been in Calgary for over a week now, and I’ve noticed a decided lack of summerness here. It doesn’t particularly bother me; I don’t deal well with heat. However, it’s a little odd. I thought the weather in July was only like this in Vancouver.
It has rained just about every day, sometimes torrentially. I think we’re supposed to get a high of 16 C today. Yesterday had a high of 25 C, but that’s as warm as it’s got so far. Looking at the forecasts for Toronto and Vancouver, I notice that they’re stuck in the low twenties as well.
Am I going to have to write a letter to Mr. Summer? I like this weather, but it’s kind of freaking me out. It’s almost as if summer has decided not to be diabolically evil for a change. Something’s going on. It’s a conspiracy, I tell you.
In other news: I bet you don’t know what a bad idea it is to try to carry a digital piano, a piano stand, and an amp six blocks, then drag them all onto the C-Train during the Calgary Stampede. Until Saturday afternoon, I didn’t either. Okay, there were two of us, and the Stampede traffic wasn’t too bad, but I’m not sure either of us will ever be able to use our arms again. Er…does anyone in Calgary own a truck? Could we have it?