It was nice in that we've been subject to mostly dry, super-sunny, hot-as-hell days for a long time. I know, some complaint to have, huh?
It's a harbinger of the months to come though. In about a month, Guam enters rainy season, which runs from July through December. During that time, we usually get a LOT of rain -- there will be many more days like Thursday ahead. That time period is also Typhoon Season, the time of the year in which we are more likely to get typhoons (hurricanes for those of you on the other side of the world). I'm not looking forward to any of those; we've been spared from that kind of nasty weather in recent years (KNOCK ON FUCKING WOOD!).
But I think many of us are looking forward to more rainy, cool and chilly days.
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I hate it when people use a common phrase and mangle it. It drives me up the wall, especially when you expect that person -- because of their job or their education -- to know better. My Favorite Person would probably call some of the instances me be snobby, but I can't help it, most of the times.
I recently heard a professional sportscaster say that someone had exhibited "kinks in the armor." Ouch. The proper phrase is "chinks in the armor."
I had a few more examples written down somewhere on my desk to use for this part of the post, but the desk is currently in a state of disarray and overall mess, which I need to rectify this weekend. More annoying phrases soon, I'm sure. And yes, I realize there's it's very geeky, anal-retentive thing to do to keep such a list. :P
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• Many women in Guam back around when the Spanish came were actually blondes. They used natural means to dye it blondish white. Must have been a striking look — long, lean brown beauties with starkly contrasting hair.