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Old 03-19-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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On the negative side: yes, it is about 8 to 9 months of gloomy weather, ruining even some days during the summer season
Yes because during those entire 9 months we never see the sun. Sigh.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: South Whidbey Island
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I've heard it's so dark up there that they recently euthanized 10,000 emperor penguins for mistaking Seattle for Antarctica and laying their eggs around Pioneer Square
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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...only venturing outside to pick up some vitamin-D or Prozac!
Prozac is so 1987. They have newer ones now.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:27 PM
 
Location: WA
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Prozac is so 1987. They have newer ones now.
That sounds like something a Californian would say...
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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Here is the deal. Yes, it is cloudy and dark from late October to Mid April, and then maybe a 2nd round in late May or early June. However, (and this is important), the sun DOES come out during this period. Perhaps for not very long, but it isn't like it is non-existent. So we don't get a lot of sun, but the idea that the sun never comes out during the late fall-winter-early spring is a myth.
I don't think anyone here has seriously suggested that. At. All.

But go ahead and tell yourself that if it makes you feel better.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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I don't think anyone here has seriously suggested that. At. All.

But go ahead and tell yourself that if it makes you feel better.
Actually it has been suggested numerous times. Whether or not it is precisely what the posters have meant is another question. I suggest if you read posts carefully however, that is in fact exactly the meaning of what has been written.


But you can keep telling yourself otherwise if it makes you feel better.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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Actually the reason people say those summer days are more glorious than anywhere else are because of the beautiful unmatched scenery that is exposed on those days, and because the normal temperatures those days are around 75 degrees- so it's perfectly comfortable, not hot, not cold, and not humid. Doesn't get any more perfect than that!
"Doesn't get any better than that"?

The Northern California coastline for 7 months of the year is basically clear blue skies with room temperature weather. Even longer (and warmer) in SoCal. I've had Thanksgiving dinner OUTDOORS south of Big Sur overlooking the Pacific Ocean from atop a cliff face with clear views to the horizon.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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Actually it has been suggested numerous times. Whether or not it is precisely what the posters have meant is another question. I suggest if you read posts carefully however, that is in fact exactly the meaning of what has been written.


But you can keep telling yourself otherwise if it makes you feel better.
It hasn't been suggested (except in the most obviously hyperbolic of statements). You could only take that as the meaning if you are a hypersensitive Seattle-ite who takes any criticism of Seattle as a personal attack of the highest order.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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That sounds like something a Californian would say...
Oh yeah, another quick story. I'm opening up a new account at *cough* Wamu *cough* in Kirkland. This polite and stoic lady is the new account officer. She gets my name, address and DOB. Then she asks, "Place of birth?" I replied "Santa Monica, CA." I'm observant, and I saw this ever so slight scowl.

Now there was another Wamu on the East Side where Janet Reno's "double" worked. I went there, because she was cool....just like Seattle's weather. Everybody in my office that banked there knew her as "Janet Reno."
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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It hasn't been suggested (except in the most obviously hyperbolic of statements). You could only take that as the meaning if you are a hypersensitive Seattle-ite who takes any criticism of Seattle as a personal attack of the highest order.
No, not hypersensitive, just a realist. I could care less what the perception is of Seattle weather, but I can offer, as a native, the reality. That isn't hypersensitive, it is just what is true. Offering the truth isn't "hypersensitive", it is just an honest view.
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