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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

Yeah, "let it come down"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm not saying I really thought that.

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

i still haven't experienced a touch of rain.

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

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

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

The rain coming down right now is quite amazing.

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

still no rain here :(

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

still gorgeous here :)

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

Ooh - I think it might have stopped!

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

misread the thread title

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

"Scissorable Missy Rain"?

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

how'd you guess?

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

lol

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

Pussy comes in waterfalls. We all know this.

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

I can guarantee that it's going to stop raining because I've just bought a new waterproof jacket online.

just another country (snoball), Friday, 11 October 2019 13:30 (one month ago) link

yeah this is OTT. it's not usually this bad this time of year

frame casual (dog latin), Friday, 11 October 2019 13:32 (one month ago) link

i haven’t been minding the rain, but that is at least in part because i’ve stopped cycling into work regularly. I would feel a lot closer to NBS’s mood otherwise.

Fizzles, Friday, 11 October 2019 13:33 (one month ago) link

I'll take a sunny -20 in January over this, thank you very much.

pomenitul, Friday, 11 October 2019 13:39 (one month ago) link

i remember from my time in poland that -20 is pushing it a bit for me. but clear winter’s days are wonderful.

however i do love the autumn damps and fogs.

Fizzles, Friday, 11 October 2019 14:17 (one month ago) link

I like it as well, there's just a bit too much of it here, and the dearth of stark contrasts is killing me. I suppose it all comes down to habit.

pomenitul, Friday, 11 October 2019 14:23 (one month ago) link

that’s interesting about the stark contrasts and its true grey skies and dull/coolish/mild days happen all year round.

but one of the things i miss about the countryside is the stronger sense of seasonal variation than you get in the city. smell of leaf mulch at this time of year, evaporating dew on early summer mornings, light dustings of snow on iron hard ground. those fogs, mists, drizzles and drears. the slightly brittle sense of warmth and emergent life in spring etc. dead, miserable february and early march.

Fizzles, Friday, 11 October 2019 16:17 (one month ago) link

that's beautiful fizzles and it almost makes me want to live in the countryside

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 11 October 2019 16:43 (one month ago) link

Seconded!

I'm halfway there (or so it seems to me), but it's not quite the same.

pomenitul, Friday, 11 October 2019 16:45 (one month ago) link

re. strong contrasts: you get those generally everywhere between the North American coasts. This seems also to be the case in central and eastern Europe, and central Asia as well. I shudder when I look at the weather in Novosibirsk and Kazan; it reminds me too much of South Bend.

I find that strong weather changes lead to people getting sick: from 25C to 5C in a single day isn't that unusual in those places and bodies don't seem to handle it well. I'll take the steadier progressions in more maritime places.

And I have had enough countryside living for one life.

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 11 October 2019 17:09 (one month ago) link

well there's countryside and then there's "ass-fuck middle of nowhere where only nomads would be living if it wasn't for large-scale water transport technology"

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 11 October 2019 17:36 (one month ago) link

we're having some miserable pissy rain here in Austin, TX today, but since it's been non-stop drought conditions in the 90s since July, I can't really complain.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 11 October 2019 17:42 (one month ago) link

on days after a cold front moves through the Great Basin stripping the air to a clean, cold, dessicated wind and every detail of the 12-thousand-foot mountains and sagebrush basins is severely visible, being here is faintly terrifying and the giant dodge rams and f-250s on the highway, monuments to waning testosterone, become less laughable and more comforting to me, pathetically enough.

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 11 October 2019 17:46 (one month ago) link

it's the heartbeat of america. it's today's chevrolet.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 11 October 2019 17:48 (one month ago) link

womp wommmmp

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 11 October 2019 17:49 (one month ago) link

Driving around this evening it was just so dark, and the dull blatter of rain meant what I could see was never clear, I really did not feel safe.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 October 2019 20:29 (one month ago) link

blatter out

be goose, do crimes (||||||||), Friday, 11 October 2019 20:46 (one month ago) link

I had to change a litter box in this pissy weather, 0/10 do not recommend

gyac, Friday, 11 October 2019 20:52 (one month ago) link

I know this nothing compared to Typhoon Hagibis, but ffs can we have a couple of dry, sunny days please.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 13 October 2019 14:52 (one month ago) link

25 today in Paris today & tomorrow, and dry and relatively sunny. I suppose this relative heat wave did not cross la Manche?

L'assie (Euler), Sunday, 13 October 2019 14:59 (one month ago) link

joue pas au con, merci

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 13 October 2019 15:01 (one month ago) link

mdr

L'assie (Euler), Sunday, 13 October 2019 15:19 (one month ago) link

Merde il pleut

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 13 October 2019 15:38 (one month ago) link

Can someone or something please make it stop? Thanks in advance.

pomenitul, Sunday, 13 October 2019 15:54 (one month ago) link

guys i think... it happened?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 13 October 2019 16:13 (one month ago) link

Emphasis on the past tense.

pomenitul, Sunday, 13 October 2019 16:19 (one month ago) link

absolute definition of it

leaving house: just a few drops, will probably stop in a minute, no need to put on waterproofs
arriving at work: soaked :(

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Monday, 14 October 2019 08:39 (four weeks ago) link

According too my app I walked 7.86 miles yesterday, my body feels more like it did 20 miles on account that trudging through quagmire whilst its pissing it down takes much more out of you.

calzino, Monday, 14 October 2019 08:42 (four weeks ago) link

Just pissing as normal in Glasgow

Ward Fowler, Monday, 14 October 2019 08:55 (four weeks ago) link

love too dodge wet glass pavement squares amidst tons of fucking tourists and in low visibility

gyac, Monday, 14 October 2019 10:55 (four weeks ago) link

the government put them there to fell tankies iirc

imago, Monday, 14 October 2019 10:56 (four weeks ago) link

all's dandy now but tonight we're supposed to get 100kph gusts from a system working its way up from the Bay of Biscay. some rain too, probably not pissy either

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 14 October 2019 10:58 (four weeks ago) link

Impressionnant cet orage qui s'abat sur la région de #Nantes en ce moment. pic.twitter.com/41upypXhGh

— Marion Lopez (@MarionLpz) October 14, 2019

this doesn't look too pissy

calzino, Monday, 14 October 2019 13:58 (four weeks ago) link

Not bad here at the moment, but...

An amber severe weather warning for #thunderstorms has been issued: https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs Stay #weatheraware @metofficeuk pic.twitter.com/a5zUdWHDAM

— Met Office (@metoffice) October 14, 2019

Dan Worsley, Monday, 14 October 2019 14:16 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah we’re under orange alert this evening, tornados possible but probably outside la capitale.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 14 October 2019 14:19 (four weeks ago) link

Not bad here at the moment, but...

🐦[An amber severe weather warning for #thunderstorms🕸 has been issued: https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs🕸 Stay #weatheraware🕸 @metofficeuk🕸 pic.twitter.com/a5zUdWHDAM🕸
— Met Office (@metoffice) October 14, 2019🕸]🐦


Relevant as ever

https://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzortung/europe/index.php?lang=en

gyac, Monday, 14 October 2019 14:22 (four weeks ago) link

this one makes better noises: http://en.blitzortung.org/live_lightning_maps.php?map=10

mark s, Monday, 14 October 2019 14:25 (four weeks ago) link

FYI I am in a caravan the West Texas effing DESERT and experiencing miserable pissy rain.

Tim, Monday, 14 October 2019 14:31 (four weeks ago) link

so things are looking up for you

mark s, Monday, 14 October 2019 14:38 (four weeks ago) link

(The weather here’s been mostly vg but I wasn’t expecting to be rained on in the desert.)

Tim, Monday, 14 October 2019 14:41 (four weeks ago) link

ARGH! MAKE IT STOP!

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 24 October 2019 11:53 (two weeks ago) link

Keep strong and look forward to next summer, with its inevitable annual drought crisis predictions for the UK.

Luna Schlosser, Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:00 (two weeks ago) link

particularly pissy today

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:02 (two weeks ago) link

I now understand 'Here Comes the Sun' and acknowledge that it's a remarkable song.

pomenitul, Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:08 (two weeks ago) link

I love the obsessive info on Wikipedia:


Data from two meteorological stations in the London area show that April 1969 set a record for sunlight hours for the 1960s. The Greenwich station recorded 189 hours for April, a high that was not beaten until 1984. The Greenwich data also show that February and March were much colder than the norm for the 1960s, which would account for Harrison's reference to a "long, cold, lonely winter".[3]

Luna Schlosser, Thursday, 24 October 2019 14:11 (two weeks ago) link

I’m on a visit to Liverpool this weekend and it hasn’t stopped raining since I arrived yesterday afternoon. I’ve yet to be able to put away my umbrella when outside. And it’s freezing.

On the plus side, the air quality is excellent (as an asthmatic I’m a connoisseur) and the leaf colours are spectacularly more autumnal than London.

Luna Schlosser, Saturday, 26 October 2019 10:26 (two weeks ago) link

it's very hilly where I live and has been raining without a pause since yesterday evening. The gutters get overwhelmed really fast here and overflow turning the pavements and roads into streams and it is quite a lovely sight until some driver twat deliberately drenches you.

calzino, Saturday, 26 October 2019 10:30 (two weeks ago) link

some run-off outside the back window was making this steady low whirring sound all through the night, still going this morning, why the fuck was i born on this shithole island?

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 26 October 2019 10:33 (two weeks ago) link

In Rotherham my kid's school has been closed and apparently the train station is flooded. It has been pissing it down hard since this morning.

calzino, Thursday, 7 November 2019 16:16 (six days ago) link

the air quality is excellent

A+ atmos, would breathe again. On the other hand, I don't enjoy the resumption of my ability to simultaneously smell everyone on the bus. And the bus.

just another country (snoball), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:41 (six days ago) link


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