Friday, June 1, 2018

Weather in Rome

Stickied Introduction:

In order to prepare for a two week trip with my lovely wife to Rome it is necessary for me to write 20 blog posts ahead of time. I don't have a lot of time to do this. I'm not sure I actually have any time to do this. But I have made a sacred charter, somewhere, I think, that says I must post a new blog post everyday. So I wanted to put a stickied explanation of the desperation of my plight at the top of each of my next twenty blog posts.

I am hoping this will explain why my comments might be (checked (X) as appropriate):

__ Brief

__ Incoherent

__ First drafts

__ Silly

__ Unfinished

__ Borderline plagiarized from someone else

__ Borderline plagiarized from myself

xx Petty about weather forecasting

__ Pandering to the reader

__ Technically illegal in the country of Turkey

__ Ending abruptly

__ Too frank by half

__ Pretty much just the lyrics of some song I like

__ Actually a lot like any of my regular blog posts

This particular post is:

17 of 20

End of Stickied Introduction

I have been to Rome a few times. I am done researching its churches and its Palazzi. My lists of gelaterias are all long ago compiled and annotated. I have memorized all the streets of the Centro Storico and don't need to read about another restaurant as long as I live. Old entertainments like "Hidden Rome" or "Best coffee in Rome" no longer hold any surprise or secret hopes for me. I know where all the Berninis are, and the Borrominis, the Caravaggios, and the Michelangelos, and even most of the Pinturicchios (though I still have to look up his name to spell it correctly).

And I like it like that.

My last travel notebook to Rome, from a year and a half ago, was 80 densely packed, color coded pages with bespoke maps. My current travel notebook to Rome is mainly the plane information and the address of the Apartment we're renting.

The only uncertainty left to me now is the weather. I worry a little about it getting a bit warm in Rome. Er, I worry a lot about it getting a bit warm in Rome. The highs, according to the professional and automated forecasters, should run from the 70's up into the very low 80's. But as a person who tends to get emotionally involved in weather, I have a complicated relationship to weather forecasts. So instead of now being close enough to our trip to look at the forecast and say "Ah, so that, roughly, is what the weather will be when we're in Rome." I instead check the forecast every six hours and say to myself, bitterly, "Liars!"

But this shouldn't interfere with our trip. It's just the same as I do at home.

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