Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rainy Day Ritual

My real life lady friend Melissa (who also happens to be a blogger) started an October blogging challenge (see prompts here) and I feel like a real punk for not participating or mentioning that I plan to participate. 

Well Melissa I'm here meow!

Don't be silly, I'm still unlikely to blog EVERY day in October. Nonsense.

Where I come in as a native Oregonian (born and raised) is with a certification to talk about rainy days. It rains just about every day here (that's not true, but it's the stereotype) so I've seen a few in my day and know how to spend them. #WhenItRainsItPortlands

(oh hey, is that a gif? It's been a while)

Now there's a big difference how my day is spent whether it's a work day or a weekend.

The weekend option includes laying in bed for an extra hour while listening to the pattering of the raindrops outside my bedroom window.

The only exciting thing about the work day option is deciding what rain boots to coordinate with which outfit - because let's face it, even though Oregonians know their rain, they sure as hell don't remember how to drive in it. And I mean they don't remember every...damn..day...that.it.rains.here.

Bah, that's feeling like another rant for another day, so let's get after the inner monologue of my rainy Saturday rituals.

5:30am - "Eff. no. Why didn't I turn off my alarm? See ya never, 5am on a Saturday."

8:47am - "Oh hey rain! You're the perfect excuse for an intentional lazy Saturday!" (goes back to sleep)

9:52am - "Hpffh, ok I've been in bed for 12 hours now (maybe 14, who's counting? Shut up Friday nap haters) What's on instagram? Any new hashtags I haven't checked lately?"

10:40am - "I should make breakfast. Scramble or a smoothie? Or should I work out first? Wait, I need to organize my bookshelf first."

11:04am - [Gets bored with attempted organization - gets wrapped into Netflix]

12:40am - 'Just one more episode"

2:30pm - "damn it I missed breakfast again. And my workout.

3:15pm - [impromptu hallway dance party after another Netflix]

4:30pm - Decides to do something with day, packs up computer and heads to coffee shop - naturally for sitting and more time in front of the computer, but this time with music, headphones and people watching.

7:02pm - [gets kicked out of coffee shop] "I didn't sweat today - how should I sweat? DVD workout or circuit workout, or my favorite arm workout?"

7:32pm - Drenched.

8pm - Showered and impromptu quick run to Trader Joes for nothing in particular, except if there's peppermint things there then ideally I'm quite basic and get ALL of the peppermint things.

9pm - Just one glass of red wine? With candlelight and a book? Maybe with this fancy fireplace?

10:20pm - "Maybe a Netflix movie I've never seen? - but really when does Season 3 of House of Cards start?"

10:28pm - Haha- just kidding. I can't stay awake watching a movie.

And just like that - you've had the pleasure of spending a rainy Saturday with me. Hopefully more of my Saturdays this season will be spent in Seattle with my brother or somewhere in the USA with the man-friend.

Come to Portland anytime for the real thing! It doesn't really rain that often.

Making Melissa


P!nky said...

I'll head to portland for an impromptu dance party in the hallway, any day! That and boozy brunch, of course! xoxo!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

if i had the house to myself, that's exactly how i'd spend a rainy day too. sadly, rainy days means my daughter is climbing all over us which means no reast for the weary!

Vodka and Soda

Katie Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a fabulous rainy Saturday! But really.... when does season 3 of House of Cards start?!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

sound like the prefect rainy day to me.

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

I don't know if I love how you spend the rainy day or just the way you describe it! lol I would have joined in this, except I live in Los Angeles and we don't know what rain is.

MakeMeUpMia said...

Sounds like a rainy day well spent to me :)

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Rainy Saturdays are the best!

Helene in Between said...

well this is a perfect day. i want to join!

Melissa Suggitt said...

"DRENCHED" haha died. i love this. i need to come back to portland when it's rainy so we can do this together and watch all the netflix things!

kailyn marie said...


brooke lyn said...

But no really, I need Clare Underwood back in my life.

Meagan said...

Ottawa driver's are the same way except with snow. We drive in it for about 5+ months and somehow everyone forgets how to drive every single time there's a snow fall haha. So brutal. Hahaha, yeah there's no way I can watch a movie past 10pm either anymore. I will definitely fall asleep....

Kasey Lynne said...

I am envious of your rainy days. I wish I could afford to have a house in Oregon too...I could come live there in the fall so I can see the leaves change colors, come back to So Cal for "winter" and then go back to Oregon in the spring. That would be so ideal.

oh wait, i'm not rich.

Brittany said...

My rainy Saturday would look the exact same except under no circumstances would I miss breakfast. Rainy Saturdays are especially made for waffles!!!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Netflix and rainy days......I would pretty much never get anything done!

Nadine Lynn said...

Sounds like a day well spent!

Kristen said...

this sounds like my every day weekend, minus the coffee shop or the rain most days haha

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

"Just one more episode." Mannnn if I had a nickle for every time I've said that.

Kay R. said...

I actually love rainy days!

Kenzie Smith said...

I always joke that it rains 364 days of the year up here, even though it really isn't all that bad. Isn't it crazy how fast people forget how to drive in the rain? It amazes me.