The Hempfiles of Raincouver
November 16, 2009 1 Comment
Lemme share a few facts about with you to set the tone for this post, thanks to Wikipedia and a few other sources…
Climate conditions for the city of Vancouver, BC in Canada – and I mean weather – is that of any coastal city… there are two seasons: rain and sunshine. That is about 166 days of measureable precipitation – and they tend to be 166 consecutive days. It never truly gets warm enough for thunderstorms… but on occasion, Vancouver gets warm rain showers even in the winter months. It never really gets COLD but for the thin blooded folks out there… the dampness that sets into your bones at 3ºC can make this thick blooded chick… shiver.
One very common past time in Vancouver is the smoking of cannabis – pot. We have many Pot Cafés, people smoking openly, in public usually in parks. You’d think that it’s virtually legal to smoke pot in Vancouver, as the cops don’t really bust you for smoking cannabis… but it’s not. You’ll probably find just as many pot smokers, if not more, than you’ll find cigarette smokers in Vancouver.
Now, why am I sharing with you these two facts?
We have now entered into the Wet Coast season… might as well call it Raincouver.
And it’s not light rain. Oh no.
Its’ the heavy rains.
Complete with dark grey skies, heavy atmospheric pressure that leaves you begging for mercy.
Combine that with heavy winds.
It’s enough to make one beg for the straight jacket…
I used to suffer from mild cases of S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) from lack of vitamin D while living back East – where usually a good dose of sun and a weekly tan would work, along with natural remedies.
But that would usually hit me in the winter months – February/March timeframe.
Not so much here.
We are still in the fall and I am SUFFERING.
Everything stinks because of the dampness… mold growing everywhere.
I have another 5 months of this!!!
And I have come to realize why there are so many pot smokers in this Raincouver…
it’s their only coping mechanism!!!
That and booze.
I’m really starting to rethink this whole living in Raincouver.
Especially, due to allergies I can’t smoke. Or be around it hardly.
CONCLUSION: The only way to survive in Raincouver is to become a raging alcoholic with an addiction to pot. Problem solved. Next?