People have been calling me weird for a long time now and I am so thankful for that because normal is super boring!
Anyways, I do have a self-diagnosed case of ADHD. (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and sometimes I'll veer off when I'm typing because I'll get distracted. I say that jokingly about myself, however I am aware that some people have a serious problem with it.
Okay... I'm back!! Back to my drive home from Safeway. I had to stop and think about what day it was... oh yeah... JUNE 25th! June 25th, seriously... I had my wipers on ultra high (yes BMWs have an "ultra high" setting). It got me wondering about how much it really rains here in the Seattle area. Throughout my travels whenever I tell people I'm from Seattle that is typically the first thing that they ask me: "Does it rain a lot there?" So I finally got to thinking I should look into it.
Here's what I found out. According to Justin's Seattle Weather Blog it rained 48.26 inches in 2012 which was about 11 inches above Seattle's average. Really what I found out is that Seattle is typically around the 30th rainiest city in America which is SHOCKING for most people to comprehend.
Basically what happens in Seattle is it barely rains about 75% of the year and obviously it rains really hard on June 25th (haha) so people think it's this super rainy place, but Miami, Chicago, and Dallas all get more rainfall per year. Seattle is definitely is the TOP 10 for "Most Days Rained" per year.
You know what though... I LOVE IT HERE!!! The rain is no big deal to me. My wife & I love how green it is, how much water there is, our sports teams: Seahawks - NFL, Mariners - MLB, and of course the Sounders - MLS, the surrounding islands, the people are actually nice and you can strike up a conversation with someone without them looking at you weird or looking like they want to punch you (uh hem... New York). Seattle is an awesome place to live and the best part about it is that my family all lives here and also we have an Sea-Tac International Airport so we can fly down to California where the sun is out all the time and see my wife's family. :)