Yes, You Do Need an Umbrella

Photo courtesy of
‘the red umbrella’
courtesy of ‘philliefan99’

You’re standing at the door, on your way out to head to work. It’s overcast and you’re having that ages-old debate with yourself. If your roommate/partner/dog is within shouting distance, you might turn to them, otherwise you’ll just say it out loud. “Do I need an Umbrella?” Have no fear, extremely lazy people everyone! Now there’s Once you’ve closed your NextBus prediction window (my other new tool of laziness convenience), open up a new tab, pop in your zip code and eccoloqua! If it’s above about a 40% chance or if its already raining, the supercomputer will declare YES! Though to be fair, if its already raining and you didn’t just look out the window, there may be other problems you should tackle.

Oh and, FYI: You do need an Umbrella. Or so it says when I put in 20002. when I try 20001, however, it says no. Hmmm… maybe its only going to rain in the NE.

Acacia has lived in DC since graduating from Vassar College with degrees in English and Italian. She cries daily at the thought of her imminent departure from this beloved city, as she will begin a Fulbright teaching grant in the Campania region, Italy come October. She’ll be blogging that experience too. Get at her: or follow her on twitter.

One thought on “Yes, You Do Need an Umbrella

  1. Seems that those folks copied the original website for lazy umbrella-toting people, Umbrella Today? also has methods for sending you an email or text on days you need one, for those who can’t even bother to check the site on their own.