Rainy Day People
Thursday, February 3, 2000
It''s the much-needed rainy season. But the sky seems confused about whether or not to dump water on us. Maybe it''s waiting for the go-ahead from the water board.
With all these changes in the weather, we wondered how--if at all--it affects you. Here are some rainy-day people just like you and me, and some helpful tips.
Alexandra NixAge: 28 Resides: Monterey
Occupation: Vintage clothing store owner
Do you think the weather affects people? Of course...
How does it affect you? Well, when it''s raining I don''t feel like doing anything. And when it''s nice I feel like I have to get everything done all at once.
All right, now lay on us a fashion tip for this rainy season. Yellow vinyl everything. Raincoats, boots, a hat--the whole deal. Ralph Lauren is working in yellow this year.
Sayard EganAge: 18 Resides: Carmel Valley
Occupation: Shop clerk
Does the weather affect people? Yes, I think people get weird and become solitary.
How does it affect you? I get slower and my mind wanders a little more. I feel a bit uncomfortable, too.
Any suggestions? Wear leather boots and pants that don''t sag. If you get wet it can get very uncomfortable down there.
"Curly"Age: 59 Resides: Monterey
Occupation: Restaurant owner
Does the weather affect your mood? Oh yes, it puts me in a bad mood.
What do you do when it''s a bit nasty outside? I light a fire in the fireplace and sit back, sipping some whiskey or something.
What would you suggest eating for the rainy season? Chicken soup and a good roasted chicken--not fried.