"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get." ~Mark Twain
We are in the midst of a heat wave, with temperatures by 2 p.m. or so reaching 100 (F) and over. We don't see that often, though it is always hotter in the Valley during summer, than up here. Unfortunately, everywhere I have to be is in the Valley.
I looked for some amusing quotations about the Valley and stumbled upon this website and blog... not bad work.
And on a page within that site were these:
"L.A. is surrounded by valleys, but there's only one Valley, and to everybody who lives on the other side of the hill from it, it's a standing joke." ~Peter Israel (Hush Money).
"The same people who'll drive from Santa Monica to Pasadena (twenty-five miles) without blinking find lunch in Reseda (sixteen miles) much too far." ~Sandra Tsing Loh (Buzz magazine)
p.s. I am still following the U.K. news, and you all continue to be in my thoughts...