Wednesday, November 22, 2006
It is pouring rain and about 40 degrees outside. Not cool, man, not cool. NPR used the phrase "nor-easter" which amazes me. Luckily, today is a holiday (namely lots of cleaning and prepping for tomorrow), but yesterday I somehow reasoned that it would be better to walk home rather than ride my bike and my cheap Old Navy khakis were drenched. I also decided not to wear a rain coat. Lovely. I hit the tub as soon as I got home. So yes, I realize a little better planning/deductive reasoning could help me out, but I prefer to just shop my way out of this situation.
1. Rain boots. I immediately bought these when I got home. I finally found nice, tall, boots and don't want to wear those out in this mess, but all my other shoes are ballet flats or such other inappropriate footwear.
2. I have a great Marmot Precip (which no, I did not bring yesterday), but I was curious about other rain coat options. I think this one is fabulous. Albeit extreme. With Socks!!
3. My comfort is definitely worth $999. Right? You can't really argue with the "warmest garment on planet earth" claim to fame. I think I actually tried this on one time in SF.
Any other suggestions? Otherwise, I am inspired to stay in the tiny cottage and write the next great American novel about ferns. And drink lots of tea.