miserable pissy rain

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It's been pissing down more-or-less constantly here since last thursday. It is depressing. It's 20 past 12, and I've had 3 customers in so far. Bitch bleat whine whine whine etc. Gimme some sunshine so I can maybe get some trade in here.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:01 (seventeen years ago) link

i'm with ya. Thunderstorm here until Monday, and before then, I have to pick somebody up at an airport, go to a show, and MOVE to another state.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:04 (seventeen years ago) link

All I can do is hope that it's miserable and pissing down with rain in the West Country, on my ex boyfriend and his new girlfriend. That is a thought that truly, truly brings me relief. The thought of them cooped up in the house and miserable and driving each other crazy, that makes me very happy.

Yes, I'm a bitch. I don't care.

Super-Masonic Black Hole (kate), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:05 (seventeen years ago) link

"Smile for a while - let's be jolly. Life shouldn't be so melancholy"

Dadaismus (Dada), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:14 (seventeen years ago) link

(checks day's takings so far... Sorry dada, I just can't!)

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:19 (seventeen years ago) link

I've been enjoying the rain, last week was largely unbearable, esp. the nights.

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, "let it come down"

Dadaismus (Dada), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Norm, I would so buy a bike from you. Do you deliver to London?

Markelby (Mark C), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:22 (seventeen years ago) link

http://members.aol.com/mschue5938/images/bcside2.jpg

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:26 (seventeen years ago) link

It depends what yr after, Barry. If it's a folder, yes, if it's a non-folder, I usually don't, b/c they are so prone do getting battered in transit!

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:33 (seventeen years ago) link

No, I want a modern, slick, non-falling-apart version of what I have now (a Holdsworth road bike, none of this mountain bike nonsense). I love my bike but all its parts are just knackered.

Markelby (Mark C), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:34 (seventeen years ago) link

It was OK this morning, but the pissiness has just started again. I stupidly wore open toed slingbacks and a skirt.

Madchen (Madchen), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:50 (seventeen years ago) link

It's pissing it down here, lots of thunder & lightning too!

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:50 (seventeen years ago) link

It's gorgeous here, we had our rain last night (it flooded the pub)

Ste (Fuzzy), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:56 (seventeen years ago) link

We've had a month's worth of rain in three days and it's still going strong. Try Glasgow less.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Thursday, 12 August 2004 11:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah - it's supposed to be sun sun sun on Saturday. I'm working on Saturday.

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 12 August 2004 11:26 (seventeen years ago) link

i'm moving house!! It's sunny now, but still thundering.

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 12 August 2004 11:26 (seventeen years ago) link

Barry, you'll be much better looking for a decent used model. It's a "buyer's market" at present, due to oversupply. Good ones to look for (if in good nick) are Dawes Horizon, Dawes Galaxy, Dawes super-galaxy. Haggle down, there are more sellers than buyers these days. I can't shift ANYTHING used these days except Bromptons in decent condition.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 12 August 2004 11:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Rain's gettinge me down. wet feet, no long walks. boo. The Daily Mail found a way of blaming the bad weather on America. i admire their ingenuity and unrelenting hatred.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:04 (seventeen years ago) link

I thought the Daily Mail wanted us leave the EU and join NAFTA? I get so confused.

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:08 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm not saying I really thought that.

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:09 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm not sure the Daily Mail just like the hating. we clearly didn't deserve the rain, it must be someone's fault...

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:14 (seventeen years ago) link

i still haven't experienced a touch of rain.

ken c (ken c), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:16 (seventeen years ago) link

But the important question is how is the rain affecting property prices?

Dadaismus (Dada), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes - asylum seekers are being given free roof repairs, which is distorting the market.

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:20 (seventeen years ago) link

The rain coming down right now is quite amazing.

Anna (Anna), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:39 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm really enjoying these cloudbursts (central London). But this one seems to be over already.

beanz (beanz), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:44 (seventeen years ago) link

I wish they would last longer, I wish it would rain and rain and rain, because it suits my mood at the moment.

Super-Masonic Black Hole (kate), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:46 (seventeen years ago) link

S&G's Bookends is providing perfect 40 days of rain accompaniment for me at the moment.

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:50 (seventeen years ago) link

still no rain here :(

ken c (ken c), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:50 (seventeen years ago) link

still gorgeous here :)

Ste (Fuzzy), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:51 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm finding a super cheap 30's blues comp i got from fopp (£3! 4 CD's!) is the perfect rainy day friend.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:53 (seventeen years ago) link

Ooh - I think it might have stopped!

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:56 (seventeen years ago) link

seven years pass...

does this shit intend on stopping any time soon

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:34 (nine years ago) link

ha i just finished watching the weather forecast

no, by the looks of things, although the current mid-atlantic squall over london should be the nadir

i really enjoyed the most miserably intense bit of it earlier because i was in bed with my laptop warming me watching leveson and with no need to leave the house, but even from this cosy perspective the sheer unstopping relentlessness of it becomes depressing

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:38 (nine years ago) link

yeah sturm und drang is always best appreciated from indoors

from tomorrow it's back to the last fortnight's enervating Miserable Pissy Rain

I hated the most miserably intense bit because I was out walking in it.

Cheggers Plays Populous (snoball), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:54 (nine years ago) link

I got stuck in a spring rain at lunch, with blocks to go. My hair is well and truly fucked for the rest of the day, I think.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:57 (nine years ago) link

misread the thread title

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 19:35 (nine years ago) link

"Scissorable Missy Rain"?

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 19:49 (nine years ago) link

how'd you guess?

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:04 (nine years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Princepurplerain.jpg
I only want to see you dancing
in the miserable pissy rain.
Pissy rain,
pissy rain...
Pissy rain,
pissy rain...

Cheggers Plays Populous (snoball), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:10 (nine years ago) link

lol

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:17 (nine years ago) link

no-one made the obvious (esp re Prince) joke about "pussy rain" i see

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:22 (nine years ago) link

Pussy comes in waterfalls. We all know this.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:24 (nine years ago) link

When we first moved in here - in fact the day Neil Young was on TV playing in Hyde Park - we had the most fucking awful downpour that caused the trough on top of the bay window to fill with water and pour into the living room. We spent the evening with towels and buckets trying to mop up the stuff before it got in the electrics. We've had it fixed since obv. but every time it's rained since I've been really terribly anxious. This week hasn't been great.

kraudive, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:30 (nine years ago) link

We nearly went to that NY gig - after seeing Springsteen bring the place down the night before. If we had, we've come back to the worst mess I can imagine. I'm even still anxious about Neil Young's music.

Fucking April. Though. That was August. Fucking rain.

kraudive, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:32 (nine years ago) link

i'm meant to go out now and the rain has stopped but i am looking beseechingly at my bed, pleading with it to FORCE me into it

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:36 (nine years ago) link

Anyone else think they might go postal simply due to the sheer relentlessness of the weather?

Had to bin my London Olympics umbrella (£14 from M&S), which is coming apart from constant use in the last few weeks.

Bob Six, Sunday, 29 April 2012 10:57 (nine years ago) link

yeah i wouldn't mind all this rain so much if it wasn't so chuffing cold as well.

Diggin Holes (Ste), Monday, 24 May 2021 12:57 (three months ago) link

Third cycle of this.

And yeah turning the heating on occasion

xyzzzz__, Monday, 24 May 2021 19:10 (three months ago) link

I was planning to go to the pub tonight for the first time since last summer but that's out.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Monday, 24 May 2021 19:13 (three months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2KLPB8XsAAic0S?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

my dog hates the rain so I got him a new raincoat that looks more like a bishop's robe

calzino, Monday, 24 May 2021 20:10 (three months ago) link

Relentless today.

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 4 June 2021 13:56 (three months ago) link

I biked back from the gym and now I'm working at the office in wet jeans, wet socks and wet shoes.

Tracer Hand, Friday, 4 June 2021 14:01 (three months ago) link

Pretty sure I can feel the trenchfoot already

Tracer Hand, Friday, 4 June 2021 14:06 (three months ago) link

Had to help someone clean out guttering using an extendable ladder today, like fuck did I go up it though. Your gutters, your funeral. Maybe we should have checked the forecast, a thought for next time. Luckily no-one slipped and tumbled to their doom.

Best regards, HM Revenue & Customs (Matt #2), Friday, 4 June 2021 14:24 (three months ago) link

this thread title has taken up residence in my mind and this morning I would like to report that in Cambridge we have the most miserably pissy rain of the year so far, a little more than drizzle, but enough to need an umbrella, accompanied by a gusty wind and a 10-degree drop in the temperature, and falling on me without pause for apparently the next few years.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 18 June 2021 09:36 (three months ago) link

^Feeling that, I'm 50 mins east of yer in Norfolk, driest county in Britain, my arse.

Maresn3st, Friday, 18 June 2021 10:17 (three months ago) link

Utterly drenched walking Widget the whiplet back from Lincoln’s Inn Fields but mood brightened by seeing 20 of the Tartan Army running for the pub. I am staying indoors for as much of today as possible.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Friday, 18 June 2021 12:18 (three months ago) link

Torrential at the moment.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Friday, 18 June 2021 12:21 (three months ago) link

Been out for an hour with only a brolly for protection. It's lovely!

imago, Friday, 18 June 2021 12:21 (three months ago) link

Hoping for a 1970s-style quagmire pitch for England vs Scotland tonight.

faded seaside glamour boys (Matt #2), Friday, 18 June 2021 12:32 (three months ago) link

Can confirm, these are the scenes in Cambridge today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLjRj8rSJpk

The 💨 that shook the barlow (wins), Friday, 18 June 2021 13:01 (three months ago) link

Early this afternoon at work it was slashing down so hard that water was coming through a hole in the window and starting to seep through the wall.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Friday, 18 June 2021 18:16 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Crikey.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 July 2021 15:28 (one month ago) link

time to get the surfboard out?

MoMsnet (calzino), Sunday, 25 July 2021 15:32 (one month ago) link

We were promised a thunderstorm at 3pm, 4:40 now and haven't heard a rumble or seen a drop, very disappointing.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 25 July 2021 15:41 (one month ago) link

We've got yours too.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 July 2021 15:48 (one month ago) link

xp it’s waiting for me walking home in a couple of hours

Woolf & Stein 3d (wins), Sunday, 25 July 2021 15:53 (one month ago) link

Forecast to be thundery showers all day. There have been four rumbles but that's it. Plenty of rain though.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Sunday, 25 July 2021 15:57 (one month ago) link

I’ve learned not to put too much stock in forecast thunderstorms, feels like more often than not they don’t materialise - I guess they are more unpredictable than other types of weather or tend to be more localised or something

Woolf & Stein 3d (wins), Sunday, 25 July 2021 15:59 (one month ago) link

Don't worry, if the weather's especially bad in London, the rest of you will hear all about it.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 July 2021 15:59 (one month ago) link

https://www.blitzortung.org/en/live_lightning_maps.php?map=12

the only way of tracking storms is doing it live

MoMsnet (calzino), Sunday, 25 July 2021 16:02 (one month ago) link

yesss

Woolf & Stein 3d (wins), Sunday, 25 July 2021 16:06 (one month ago) link

according to that the storm is already here. just had a listen outside and reckon I can hear a distant rumble, might just be a lorry

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 25 July 2021 16:09 (one month ago) link

Flooding in East London gets out of controlpic.twitter.com/gzJ3HSfLEq

— The Pileus (@thepileus) July 25, 2021

MoMsnet (calzino), Sunday, 25 July 2021 16:15 (one month ago) link

hope giles coren's house gets flooded

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 25 July 2021 16:24 (one month ago) link

Severe thunderstorms over central London throughout much of this afternoon have again caused major flash flooding in parts of the capital.

This is the scene at Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station in Stratford (via @R0bday): pic.twitter.com/pJxagrelnf

— James Cosgrove (@MrJamesCosgrove) July 25, 2021

MoMsnet (calzino), Sunday, 25 July 2021 19:18 (one month ago) link

cold swimming and commuting, never a good mix

MoMsnet (calzino), Sunday, 25 July 2021 19:22 (one month ago) link

coren's house is on a hill sadly so the best we can hope for is violent run-off eroding its foundations

mark s, Sunday, 25 July 2021 19:59 (one month ago) link

i know this now because I put some flowers there on Friday, the video reminded me of the street, suppose lots of streets in london look like that though, if I hide this it won't be in search results yeah? I know he is a bit litigious

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 25 July 2021 20:49 (one month ago) link

previous videos showed Portobello road and around by me I've seen people putting sodden cellar contents out into the road (counter creek they call it, Thames water have an "action plan". we get mail about it, although I'm 2 floors up so shrug emoji)

koogs, Sunday, 25 July 2021 20:55 (one month ago) link

Flooding in Walthamstow where I spent my teens and my mother still lives., Apparently had 6 ins of water in every downstairs room & more towards teh back of the house where the floor levels are lower.
I don'tr remember hearing of flooding in the street since teh early 80s where it used to flood about half way down the street fron what i remember, THis was all the way along the street and i think deeper.
Drag, so glad I'm elsewhere and 4 flights up.,

Stevolende, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 23:57 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqaC-Ysioj4
guy wadfing into the beginning of a road a bit in is the end of teh road I spent my teens in and the guy standing in shorts outside a Victorian building is the far end of that road. Yeah can see that the depth of flooding is deeper than I remember from the 80s. It doesn't seem to have an end from that shot, though road goes up hill behind the camera.
I wonder how frequently this will repeat now its happened

Stevolende, Thursday, 29 July 2021 00:04 (one month ago) link

thumbnail still image is from outside the school at the end of the road too.
THe council in the borough have tried to combat rat running drivers by placing small mini parks at the end of the roads that used to be through roads so where you're seeing bollards there is around where this park thing is

Stevolende, Thursday, 29 July 2021 00:06 (one month ago) link

there's at least a couple of flash-floods every year in london when the summer rains first come, often including negative effect on the underground -- this going back as long as i've lived here: bcz the storms drains as they are can't handle the sudden flow and back up and the water needs to go somewhere and in some places there's a lot of handy holes and in others not so much (holes can't take it)

this was worse in that it was in unexpected places -- and is at the front of our minds for obvious reasons and we all get to see the social-media clips -- but the basic london problem here is not at all new, it's old and seemingly untackled, certainlt unre-tackled with a view to the threats of the future

is there even the ghost of the notion of a larger longer-term joined-up project? maybe yes and only wonks are chatting abt it in obscurity? someone must have written this (perhaps i should go search) but i've never read anything comprehensive on the state of the physical infrastructure to tackle this issue even in ordinary years (if we will even be gettging "ordinary" years ever again). a fvckton of street restructuring goes on all the time but it's notoriously unco-ordinated -- the same street dug up three times in a row for different reasons, instead of tackling everything in one go -- and that's just maintenance

mark s, Thursday, 29 July 2021 09:45 (one month ago) link

AIUI there is a Mayoral target for area of sustainable urban drainage (SUDs) which in theory gets included in new developments etc, but I've no idea how far it goes towards addressing the current or future issue.

Tim, Thursday, 29 July 2021 09:55 (one month ago) link

tfw yr advised "sadiq is on it!" :|

(cheers tim, i confess i did no research work at all before posting)

mark s, Thursday, 29 July 2021 10:00 (one month ago) link

Just been looking at an elevation map of Hebden Bridge and am aware of how steep some of the paths are but didn't realise that some of the parts where I used to go walking are 800ft + higher than the parts of the town that frequently get flooded.

calzino, Thursday, 29 July 2021 10:58 (one month ago) link

Flooding in Walthamstow where I spent my teens and my mother still lives.

I think Calzino's first video post ('Flooding in East London gets out of control') is actually my street (in Walthamstow).

Nasty, Brutish & Short, Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:53 (one month ago) link

does the same red car appear in both? Like there's a red car taht appears in 2 different videos I saw yesterday and isn't on the street I was referring to. Not sure where around Walthamstow it would have been though. May be a different acr but I think it looked similar

Stevolende, Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:32 (one month ago) link

‘Hey, there’s a red car in the fountain’.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:36 (one month ago) link

bump

koogs, Saturday, 7 August 2021 07:06 (one month ago) link

lovin it

mark s, Saturday, 7 August 2021 07:35 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

welp

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 06:05 (six days ago) link

It took two attempts to get Widget outside for ones and twos this morning. Whippets HATE rain.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 07:29 (six days ago) link

Woody still hasn't gone. Raced outside the second I opened the door and turned right back around. Confused. Disappointed.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 08:01 (six days ago) link

Widget was enticed out by his friend Mabel the cockapoo also going about her business across the street. We are now safe to go out for the BIG WALK (get the bus to Little Venice, walk the canal back to Kings Cross).

the thin blue lying (suzy), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 08:28 (six days ago) link


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