Hate Letter to The Weather

Photo courtesy of
‘Lightning over River Place’
courtesy of ‘brianmka’

Dear crack-o-dawn thunder,

You really need to learn some respect. I had plenty of time before my alarm was supposed to go off this morning, and there you were, banging around like some psychotic upstairs neighbor from hell. I was peacefully sleeping til you came along with your strobe show all flashing lights and such. Well guess what thunder, you’re not Kanye and you never will be.

And while I’ve got your attention, I just thought someone should balls up and tell you the obvious. You and your rain counterpart have worn out your welcome. We here in DC have basically had to forge an ark to get to and from work the past week or so, my pants have permanent cuff creases in them. Like Marion Barry, you are no longer needed here.

I hate you,


Oh, and don’t forget you owe me 4 bucks for the coffee I’ll need today, asshat. That’s all on you.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

11 thoughts on “Hate Letter to The Weather

  1. 100% co-signing on this post. It was as if we were being bombed this morning the way the thunder was booming.

  2. Dearest Katie,

    It sounds like you enjoyed the thunderstorm today. That’s fantastic! Just for you, I’m going to make a special, entire summer of sunny mornings/catastrophic downpouring afternoons to look forward to, here in our nations capital. Also, I see that you like hot coffee in the morning, so let me be the first to announce that next week and for the duration of all of July and August, all you’ll have to do is put a cold cup of day old coffee in the sun, and let it sit for 30 minutes – I’ll be making it “Africa hot” for the next 60-90 days.
    Thanks for the enthusiasm!

    Weather :)

    (I <3 DC!)

  3. Why are both hot coffee and ice cold coffee delicious yet luke warm coffee is disgusting?

  4. Not going to lie I also kind of enjoyed the morning thunder storm. I love being all cozy in my bed listening to the thunder and rain as I pass in and out of sleep. Getting up was definitely harder though.

  5. Early morn rain is great for sleeping and for the garden – HOWEVER – what we got this morning was deafening thunder – car alarm – car alarm – repeat ad nauseum. UGH!

    I’m less mad at Ms Weather than I am at neighbors who can’t figure out how to turn their sensitive cars off.

  6. Oh man that was the best post ever! I thought my apartment was being broken into when I woke up to the BOOM BOOM of thunder.

  7. So… ah, in the future can we complain to mother nature about the early morning thunderstorms the FOLLOWING day? I think we made her mad enough that she decided to smack us around for the evening commute just to teach us a lesson…