There are more sunglasses sold per capita in Seattle than any other city in the nation. Go figure. And hardly anyone carries an umbrella.
Daylight Savings Time. How do we feel about it? There are lots of mixed feelings around this time every year. Falling back isn't so hard, but springing ahead is what gets people. Especially since it's always in the middle of the night on Saturday, so depending on what you did that night, that hour of sleep you're losing might have been extra necessary.
On this particular day, I knew we were going on a venture to the tulip fields, so I didn't let my Saturday night get too crazy. I did feel it, however, when my alarm went off at 7:30, and I wondered why I was groggy. I hit snooze once, and finally got up to see that the clock on my oven said 6:45. I was a little relieved that there was a reason I felt less rested, and I also wondered why we felt the need to start our Sunday before the sun came up. Then I remembered...to see rows and rows and rows of tulips that were supposed to be in (early) bloom.
We saw no tulips. We were even a little ahead of the early bloom. But we did get to see rows and rows of beautiful yellow (and some white) daffodils. It was kind of nice 'cause there weren't many people there, and while of course we wanted to see the rainbow of tulip fields, it was a nice little day trip, and the daffodils were still a sight to see.
So why do we buy more sunglasses than any other city when it rains all the time? There are lots of theories. Some think we lose them more than most 'cause we go so long between sunny days, so we forget where we put them the last time. I kind of think we like our darkness. And then of course there is the fashion aspect. When it's only sunny a small portion of the year, of course we're gonna wear sunglasses as soon as there is the smallest excuse.