It Never Snows in Los Angeles

It Never Snows in Los Angeles

It never snows in L.A.

But on a rare occasion, it does hail.  I had to go back to my pony days for that joke.  Last Thursday, Kris called me at work and told me it was hailing at home.  She sent me a picture of hail she picked up. What was more surprising was the fact that it was bright and sunny where I worked in Thousand Oaks, about twenty miles away.  She then sent me this video.

The loud clattering, which I could hear over the phone, was the hail hitting the metal roof over the carports in our complex.  At the end, she zoomed in and you can see how much hail was being washed away down the driveway.

She saved me some to see when I got home.  They are about the size of peas, round with a pointy end.  Sort of like a big, frozen raindrop.

Here in Los Angeles, we have a ten-year rain cycle.  We have been going through several years of drought, one of the reasons our wildfires have been so bad.  But starting last year, we started swinging back into our heavy rain cycle.  Now we get flood warnings on our phones.

I remember this happened once when I was in USC Cinema/Television doing one of our senior video projects.  We had a lot of exterior scenes.

Not fun, but we got through it. 

Now, if people in Los Angeles would just remember how to drive in the rain.


Actually, I never left my pony days.

207th blog completed.

First Steampunk novel:  76,313 words.  <– Past 76,000.  Goal:  80,000.

Second Steampunk novel: 783 words. 

Second Steampunk screenplay:  157 pages.

First Steampunk screenplay:  Need to update with notes from the novelization.

Third Steampunk screenplay:  38 pages.

“Tonight’s kitchen experiment was ‘Hearty Italian Meatball Soup’.   

The recipe calls for frozen Italian meatballs, but that’s not how Dennis runs his kitchen, so he found this recipe

True to its name, it was a hearty soup.  Dennis used elbow macaroni instead of star-shaped like the recipe calls for.  But then, that is what is pictured.  Meatballs and lots of veggies.  We will be having this again.  Probably next year as soup season is now coming to an end. 

I have to admit, I’m not sure how PANKO BREADCRUMBS got into ITALIAN meatballs.”  – Vincent Reinhart.

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