Rain, rain go away.

Okay, so it’s finally happening. The rain. The endless light drizzle. The black hoodies. The grey clouds. And the slippery buses. I, personally, don’t mind it. I can handle this for another 6-9 months. I force myself to go outside and see the beauty in all this darkness. It’s one of the reasons I love Seattle.

But I’m wondering, what do you do? Seattle seems to close shop come Winter, and even though it’s not even close to Holiday shopping season yet, I get the feeling this weekend I won’t see anyone hiking or biking or drinking outside as much.

So if you have any rainy suggestions, holla. I’d love to add them to my list of Things To Do in Trendy Rainboots.

5 Comments so far

  1. wesa on October 2nd, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

    I take photos. Lots and lots of photos. I also cook a lot.


  2. jameson on October 2nd, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

    Books and movies.


  3. jessejb on October 3rd, 2008 @ 8:57 am

    Yes to cooking and reading for sure. And watching more movies.

    Also I throw more parties and dinners with friends.

    And I decided Im going to dress well even when its raining. I figure people get all depressed and weird here in the fall because everything and everyone starts looking extra drab. Fight it.


  4. jared on October 3rd, 2008 @ 8:58 am

    hiking is still an option if you don’t mind getting a little wet :) if you’re like me you wish fall was shorter so you could get started on skiing. but yeah, there’s lot of blankets and cocoa with books at my house.


  5. k8lyn on October 3rd, 2008 @ 10:13 am

    Dinner parties get me through the winter! Last year we threw a great one and the electricity went out about an hour before dinner was ready. Luckily, we have a gas stove and plenty of candles — most memorable dinner party ever, so much so that we might do a candlelight dinner this year just to enjoy the atmosphere. Lemons also get me through the winter. A little lemon juice brings sunshine back to salads.

    There’s always museums, which I think are good ideas but I rarely actually go. I read a lot more in the winters — MvB’s promised I can borrow his copy of some book about Iceland that sounds appropriately wintry. My main anti-SAD strategy is music, and lots of it. I go to a couple shows a week anyway, and I’ll bump up my mp3 player/headphone time too. The best are packed, packed packed shows at Chop Suey or Neumos where the beat is heavy (hello hiphop) and a body can finally feel warm through and through.

    Finally, sauna, steamroom, cold plunges and neutral saline baths at Banya 5 along with massages keep my body and soul a little happier.



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