July 2007 Issue
Sunny with a Chance of Rain
I don't understand bloggers. I know what they do - essentially share their lives and thoughts with strangers in endless postings on the Internet - but I just don't understand why they do it. Looks like a lot of navel gazing to me.
I will admit, however, that I do my share of browsing the Web for information about subjects that capture my interest. If you do much of that, you can't help trip over some blogs from time to time. Recently I was browsing one of my favorite subjects - Ohio, of course - and came across a blog exchange discussing summer in Ohio. It was on the NBC Web site, of all places.
I got a kick out of it and thought you might too. With some grammatical and punctuation repairs, here are excerpts:
DodgerPlaces: Tell me now. I have to unpack all of my Maine packing, and replace it with Ohio packing. And I need to know what to expect so that I can pack properly.
Mrs. N: When are you coming and to what part of Ohio? One of my sons lives in Cincinnati, where he claims it's often 15 degrees warmer than Cleveland. My daughter in Columbus also regularly complains about Cleveland's "chilly" temperatures. Today it's an unseasonably warm 85 here.
DodgerPlaces: Springboro ... I believe it's just outside Dayton. And I'll be there June 20th to September 9th or so.
RedBaron96: The key to Ohio weather is to be prepared for ANYTHING. We were camping one time the last weekend of June. We went from low 90s to 50s the next morning. We about froze. A couple weeks ago, we had frost warnings, and now we're in the 80s (near Cleveland) and I'm already melting. It tends to be the hottest in August, early September, but you really never know.
DodgerPlaces: Ew. Ew. So basically, it's going to be the same as NE is, but without the sea breeze. I'm fairly certain that I won't be getting any water-effect breeze. There's apparently no masses of water in the town.
reniefran: Well, like everyone else has said the weather can be quite unpredictable. I live in Springfield. There is a saying about Ohio weather. If you don't like it, wait five minutes and it will change! Enjoy our fair state. By the way, it's supposed to rain over the next 24 hours so an umbrella might be a handy thing to have.
Clearly - or partly cloudy, for that matter - we Ohioans love to talk about our weather. We also love to enjoy it. In this issue, our quarterly calendar provides more than 250 things to see and do to make the most of Ohio's all-too-brief sunny season.
So take a drive. And an umbrella.