First of all, I should preface this article by saying that I’m from Southern California, where weather doesn’t exist. Because I’m used to sunny, 70-degree weather year-round, any amount of rain is a lot of rain, and at this point, it’s been raining at Stanford for over a week. And let me just tell you: I hate the rain. Sure, if I could cozy up with a fuzzy blanket, a long book and endless amounts of hot chai tea from Coupa, I’d be set. But let’s be real, it’s winter quarter, and I have places to be. I can’t simply hide from the rain in my dorm room. Here are 15 thoughts running through my brain during this stormy start to winter quarter:
- Ugh, it’s raining again. It’s been raining for the past three days and according to the weather app it’s NEVER going to stop.
- Do I have to go to class? I really, really, really would rather stay under this nice fuzzy blanket in my warm, cozy bed.
- I have face the rain eventually to go to practice, so I should just go to class and brave the rain now. Plus, my class only has 10 people in it, so they will for sure notice that I’m gone.
- Where is my rain jacket? Seriously, did I forget to bring an actual rain jacket to school? Do I even own a proper rain jacket?
- I guess I’ll just wear this gigantic, bright red puffy parka thing. It’s definitely not waterproof, but at least it has a hood.
- Maybe it will stop raining by the time I get outside.
- Nope, it’s still raining.
- Should I bike or walk? Biking in the rain is awful, but if I walk it will take 20 minutes and it’s already 10:25 a.m. Plus, I don’t even own an umbrella.
- I have five minutes to get to class. I definitely have to bike and I should definitely hurry up.
- How do I keep my hood on while I’m biking? Keeping one hand on my hood and the other on my handlebars doesn’t seem very safe on this slippery road. Also, I have absolutely zero peripheral vision in this gigantic red puffy parka thing. This is really, really not safe.
- I should check the weather again and see if there’s a chance of thunder and lightning. Then at least practice would be canceled.
- I wonder if it will stop raining by the time I’m out of lecture.
- Nope, no lightning until after practice, but it still says it’s going to rain for the next week straight.
- Ugh, when is it going to stop raining?
- Sun, I hope to see you soon.
Contact Aria Fischer at afisch ‘at’ stanford.edu.