I haven't checked or cared about what the weather will be tomorrow for about a year. I just wake up and put on some clothes.
I must admit I have been a little chilly sometimes, or a little hot, or I might have been rained on once or twice, but I wouldn't change a thing for all the chattering teeth, bad hair or sunburn in the world!
I have invested in appropriate protective (and undeniably stylish) clothing, such as sunglasses, or a warmer jacket, or a pair of shorts. I recently purchased a t-shirt in Phoenix, which I even declared to the lady at the stopping section of the Vankie airport (being caught on the spot without filling in the damn did-you-buy-anything section, fearing arrest and possible subcutaneous tagging of some sort). But! I neglected to mention the pant, the other t-shirt and the other thingy which I had packed neatly in my case with no tags or anything so how was she going to know.
I guess my weather-watching blinkers would make a difference if I was say, a pilot, or if I played golf every morning. Since i'm not, and I don't, it doesn't matter to me, and in fact I spend a lot of my time computing all over the place -- something which i'm keen to change in this gorgeous BC outdoorsy-panoramic-mountainy-spectacular place.
This reminds me of a lovely phrase I learnt about Florida from a lady serving me coffee in the hotel I stayed in there: "This is Florida honey! You don't need socks and you don't need a watch!"
That's a pearl. And it also happened to be true. It was so humid there i'm surprised I didn't glow myself to death. But I didn't expect the humidity the night before, and therefore become anxious about what to wear the next day. I just woke up, and put on a few less clothes than I was required to wear in Chicago at that time of year, where it happened to be very bloody chilly.
I don't care what anyone says, talking about the weather is good stuff.
I'm an Australian designer who specialises in digital and cultural work. Most of my career thus far has been on the web, but I'm excited that it's starting to creep out into the real world.
I am the founder of Museum in a Box, making interactive museum objects with simple, fun tech, for wide-as-possible distribution, and I own a company called Good, Form & Spectacle, making design in service to cultural heritage for clients like The British Museum, MoMA, and the Wellcome Trust.
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