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March 16th, 2007 · 39 Comments

Does the weather affect the way you feel?

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  • 1 Nana Yaa // Mar 16, 2007 at 11:46 am

    It rained last night and most of this morning and I woke up feeling very happy. I always sit by a window and gaze out at nature when it’s raining.
    I’m not sure I’d be so happy if it was the constant drizzle that carri described in Scotland, but a good tropical rain to cool our weather was most welcome.

  • 2 steviel // Mar 17, 2007 at 3:55 am

    yeah i love rain and storms but i hate the overcast grey light

    some velvet morning
    when i m straight
    i m gonna open up yr gate
    and maybe tell you about Phaedra
    and how he gave me life
    and how she made it in

    love to all that love

  • 3 carri // Mar 17, 2007 at 4:11 am

    flowers growing on a hill
    dragonflies and daffodils
    learn from us very much
    look at us
    but do not touch

    flowers are the things we grow
    secrets are the things we know

    PHAEDRA is my name

    to all that love


  • 4 stevem // Mar 17, 2007 at 10:23 am

    well i guess the theme there was ‘some velvet morning’ [lee hazelwood] but back vaguely to the theme of weather yeah everythings worse on
    a grey day-its weird but overcastness makes my bones ache and my spirit sink-

    its horrifically grey outside and the birds ar nt singing their complaining – its overcast and i m acheing why do i feel that todays going to suck-
    my spine is acheing already and…….

    [moan moan moan moan]

  • 5 carri // Mar 18, 2007 at 2:02 am

    the wind howls tonight and it st patricks night and i m alone drinking cheap vodka
    [some store brand with blue berry and cranberry juice]

    and as the wind
    becomes a scream
    i see the world
    as if i dream

    and when all mirrors
    turn to stars
    he will be there
    to kiss my scars

    go rambo
    go Canzo

    wanna share some mango?

  • 6 stevem // Mar 18, 2007 at 4:30 am

    would rather go mango than rambo

    vodka quotes

    ‘here she comes again/vodka in her veins’
    [b gillespiue ‘velocity girl]

    ‘and i take sip of icy vodka/as i feel the battle/get nearewr/and nearer’

    mark e smith

  • 7 steviel // Mar 18, 2007 at 1:41 pm


    back to weather theme hey,but weather definately affects my mood especially when the weather is so changable like its been this weekend as its gone from howling gale to blue skies to grey skies only in the last ten minutuites so i don t know what to wear when i m going out for a run later.

    i wish it would just ge on and rain rather than this ‘aye well i might be raining in a minute i m just going to do a wee impression of a storm cloud here,yes that fooled ye did nt it and now heres a bit of blue just long enough to make you go out in a sweatershirt and now your nce and far from home heres a wee dod of drizzle just to pee ye off big time,aye there ye go no shelter round here is there,oh and as soon as ye start joggin for shelter and ye warm up guess what blue sky so ye look up at the blue sky and yes a spit of rain right in yer eye’.

    weekend weather ggggrrrrrrrrrr

  • 8 stevem // Mar 18, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    impersonations of certain scottish bewer’s aside i m coming round to opinion that any day that i can get out this damn flat counts as good weather-

    but i do find if i can t off of the floor then looking out the window at blue sky can be a kind of torture especially because when the sun shines york looks brilliant but weathers going to effect symptoms because of both the quality of the light and the atmospheric conditions-on an overcast day my bones literally creak/crack and the grey light reveals this world to be a vale of despair where all is doomed/damned as i m caught in a endlessly futile struggle to exist in a dimension of pure pain.

    i d be interested to know if in other countries does the days climate remain stratic ie if you wake and its sunny then it ll stay roughly sunny all day

    also wondering why theres so much more reported ms in northern climes-is it due to norse prankster gods playing havoc…..ok maybe not my pet heory on ms is that its a reaction to the ammount of pollutants in the atmosphere which strikes people if they ve been working hard and getting run down without noticing.i think thats the only deminimtor i can find with race/gender being irrelevant.

    another weather quote-
    ‘theres someone living down there and they don t feel the weather’
    iggy pop

    oh great now i ve mocked the weather gods in my previous post its starting to rain.

    one elements of ms that i realy hate is mood swings especially pain induced moodswings as i can be feeling ok and get up to get a glass of wine and find i have to crawl and haul myself up-

    i know that fredreich nietzche said-
    what does not kill me makes me stronger

    hey how about a section about ‘interesting disable’ people like nietzche,fdr,ian duryrobert louis stephenson,matt murdock,john keats,,professor xavier,,touloose la trec,van gogh,ian curtis,doestevsky

  • 9 stevem // Mar 18, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    weather report from york
    this afternoon we ve had bright and blue skied then leaden overcast then rain shower then highwind and the rain shower with wind factor bloody hell as the rain was actually being blown sideways then clear skies and then snow.

    as it was snowing i thought wow i ve got to go out and test my new overcoat but of course the wind began to wail as soon as i d got out ve the flat and then of course the wind and snow turned to driving sleet just as i d got to my local shop ‘budgens’ so my return journey was uphill [as i live on hill] through the driving sleet
    the weird thing was i was in a good mood because
    i d got somefresh air as was warm as tooast in the overcoat that Bew sent me-

    weather bulletin concludes with the devout wish that that bloody idiot bush should recognise that we live in a bio-sphere and that natural energy sources sucjh as wave and windpower are the way forwards and that tony blair being a corporate fake should stop trying to court the green vote as we don t trust people who send our mates out to invade other countries to preserve american oil interests.

    if blair had nt been such a bloody fool and followed example of canadian pm who called bush a moron and refused to bow to fear culture
    then the uk would nt be on sec-level ‘severe’
    and ‘oh joy’ eliza manngham butlers been given an award.

    ok i m perhaps stretching the definition of ‘weather’ to include politics and have kicked into ‘celtic rant’ mode

  • 10 Nana Yaa // Mar 18, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    Weather report fom Accra: sunny morning, sunny hot, hot, hot afternoon and bright evening, just beginning to cool down.
    I won’t venture into bush and blair… but have you heard anywhere that direct sunlight could be bad for msers? on the other hand, my yoga instructor (who’s left the country) told me to sit in the sun from dawn to 8am and then from 4pm for great healing benefits. I haven’t done much of it because this Accra sun is really out in full force by six!

  • 11 stevem // Mar 19, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    its weird how with ms i m no longer jealous of those who have to deal with ‘hot weather’
    as even in the pale sun of yorkshire i had a fan going to cool me down and was rubbing ice cubes upon my wrists and temples just to cool down my blood circulation but even under the shade of the trees outside my block i felt faint.

    never heard that sunlight could be bad for ms’ers but as i m so white’ i disappear in the daylight celt [and have been accused of being so white i glow in the dark lol] then the slightest warm of the loving sun turns me bright lobster shade

    yeah think your yoga instructorwas probably over doing it with the hoursa in the sun but i can t see how sunlight itself could be directly dodgy for msers

    how about sitting in the sunlight with a cold drink to regulate body temp…?

    weather report from jorvick [as york used to be called when it was a viking settlement]

    fluffy clouds and blue skies

    hey ho lets go

  • 12 steviel // Mar 21, 2007 at 6:12 am

    Had a look into the direct sunlight correlation but theres no clear evidence either way but with thedepletion of the ozone layer its might pay to be a bit uv [ultra violet] cautions anyway.

    but there’s definately the heat/ms correlation so maybe it might be worth investing in some form of uv protection cream but note the ‘might and maybe’ as 2 qualifiers.

    further weather report-the day i was rhapsodising over blue skies within 2 hours it was snowing

    dawn has just come up and the skys eggshell blue but given how chaotic weather patterns have been this week this could bode anything

    oh i don t believe this as in the few mins its taken me to type the above sentance the sky is now azure blue and strung with pinkish skeins of cloud

  • 13 Nana Yaa // Mar 21, 2007 at 11:50 am

    So there’s no monotony – it keeps changing…
    Still sunny and hot here.

  • 14 stevem // Mar 21, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Well,yeah the only constant seems to be flux and change although todays just been flat out bone chill grey cold.the kind of day where i woke up but could nt move to answer the phone as my spine that become in icle,my hands where broken winter twigs and despite having fire fullon,hot drinks and layers of clothing i ve been unable to do much more than half drowse in chair reading K.abuki.

    So yeah mood completely effected esp as Beu phoned and she was miserable with a cold poor love.

  • 15 stevem // Mar 25, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    nice crisp cold day found a weird position to sleep in that helps my lumbar pain
    back flat on floor knee’s drawn up because i ve found that i can get up from this position.

    went out and planted some new flowers in the pots outside my kitchen window gold and orange pansies good energy colours

  • 16 Nana Yaa // Mar 26, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    had some glorious rain today. it’s cooled the atmosphere so much I know I’m going to have a very good night’s sleep.

  • 17 carri // Mar 28, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Oh i d love some glorious rain instead we ve had this fog in the mornnngs that no ones seen anything like.
    n you know when fog lifts and the days suddenly lovely it was nt it was complete mizzle all day which is like walking through a particularly moody cloud.

    I know i m going to make myself jealous by asking this but do you ever have days whem the light levels so dim all day that it looks like twilight from idday.

    Not sure if you ll have heard of this but in uk and scotland especially there’s a diagnosed condition called SAD ‘seasonal affective disorder’

    ok heres where i sound totally un-scientific but i think that on mizzle days [where it is nt rainy but if you walk about capless your scalp is soaked]
    everyone you see is scowling.

    can this build-up and create a behavioural pall?.

    i m lighting some candles for better weather for everyone…..does balmy with slight breeze sound nice?

  • 18 Nana Yaa // Mar 29, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    We could use the breeze. It’s early evening now, very still and humid. And after a power cut the whole day when the sun roasted us indoors like turkeys in an oven, we could have done with a cool evening. No such luck.
    I’ve heard of SAD, but in these parts we’re probably perpetually steamed, or stewed… or maybe boiled!

  • 19 carri // Apr 1, 2007 at 12:32 am


    passing you a large glass of white wine with crushed ice and lime.


  • 20 steviem // Apr 5, 2007 at 8:59 am

    In yorkshire and in york particularly the sight of a blue sky realy does send people into paraoxisms of bliss.

    i m going to try to walk thru the city and see the sun glint on the river

    is there a river in Accra? yorksrivers got the grimmest name ever its called the Oouze

    sending sunlight and love

  • 21 Nana Yaa // Apr 5, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Unfortunately the biggest river in Accra, the Odaw, has been polluted with all sorts of unmentionable things, and because it is choked with filth, it always overflows its banks causing floods whenever it rains. Rivers here tend to move swiftly towards the sea, but certainly if we thought of aesthetics, we could have beautified the Odaw.

  • 22 steviem // Apr 6, 2007 at 3:31 am

    In terms of the Ouze because theres been building upon the flood plains further down the river its become a river famous for flooding as theres a pub by the river the kings arms where being flooded is a tourist attraction.

    In terms of beauty the ouze is glittering but deadly as shes got savage undertows that can take the life of the strongest swimmer and 3 bridges that drunken lads in their 20s are tempted to dive from to impress the younger set who but of course get physically restrained by lads my age who ve know people drown there.

    But i was out earlier today and i swear down that everywhere i went people where genuinly rhapsodic about how beautifull york is……
    when the sun shines

    and guess who managed to get heat exhaustion
    in 2hrs

  • 23 carri // Apr 7, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Well,i honestly can t think of anything to say about our river [imaginatively called the Ayr same as the city] but we scots go absolutely mental at the first hint of azure in the sky and i m off to the beach today la la la

  • 24 Nana Yaa // Apr 7, 2007 at 11:30 am

    As for beaches, we have very very beautiful ones in Ghana that you can visit almost all year round. They are our number one tourist attraction.

  • 25 stevem // Apr 8, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Am i the only person ever that dos nt see the attraction of beaches-
    ‘hey yeah great its a hot day lets go out in some salt water so our eyes sting and we choke and then lets get heatstroke on this grainy substance that gets in our clothes/bags food/shoes whilst in the water there are all kinds of slimy things that sting and bite’

    i m sure that GHanas beaches are very beautifull but i m also sure that Ghana’s beachfront bars are far more beautifull indeed.

    what are beach people trying to do-deevolve

    i realise that i m in a minority of one here as even my dog considered the fact that there where waves to wuff at amazing and i wish i d got on video her hilarious atempts to ‘suss out’ a crab as she take tentative sniff from a distance and the look at me with a ‘what the wuff’ expression.

    i love rivers though because you can get more chi energy by walking alongside them.

    Maybe ghanian beaches are realy beautifull but the beach closest to york called scarbourgh was ….well i was part of a group taking special needs kids out to the coast and off course having been warned not to dash straight into the sea one lad did so with me obvious in hot pursuit.
    Of course laddo was fine but both my watch which was vintage and my deck shoes where completely trashed by contact with the brown water.

    oh the joys of the uk seaside…

  • 26 Nana Yaa // Apr 8, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Sorry stevem, you’re on your own here.
    Just looking at the waves
    The sound of the ocean
    The breeze
    The smell of salt in the air and the thought of all that grilled sea food
    The sand does go everywhere
    But we bome little children again
    No worries
    No stress

    Okay, okay, I give up

  • 27 steviem // Apr 10, 2007 at 3:20 am

    All i can say here is that Ghanian beaches must but way different than the local beach which is nt that local but at scarbourgh-
    looking at the pee coloured foam as the brown sea churns nauseatingly
    the scent of sewage and chemical spillage in the wind
    the little children wailing
    ‘waaannna gooo hommmeeee’
    ‘mummmeee this sand smells of poo poo and i feel sick’

    maybe there are some beautifull because in ghana but english beaches are in my experiance the chances to get sun stroke awash with effluent.

    do you get white sands and blue sea?
    i bloody bet you do
    we get sludge shore and rancid foam where the icy winds either turn your flesh blue or swallowing the foul sea-wee turns you a sickly green

  • 28 carri // Apr 10, 2007 at 6:36 am

    You ve made beaches which are the most beautifull places in the world sound yucky there.
    Shame and triple shame on you

    what about the soothing rythem of the sea kissing the shore like a lovers heartbeat or the thrill of walking hand in hand with someone as mother oceans caresses your toe’s.

    Or seeing moonlight on the white wave crests and whats the fuss about sand anyway a wee bit of sand never hurt anyone.

    Even today where its overcast i can go out well wrapped up and look at the constantly changing waveforms or collect shells washed clean and fresh or draw pictures upon the sand with wet driftwood

  • 29 Nana Yaa // Apr 10, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    Way to go carri! I remember someone telling me walking in the sand would help me get sensation back in the soles of my feet.
    And yes, the skies here are blue and the sands are white. Eat your heart out steviem lol.

  • 30 stevie // Apr 10, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    Jealous who me?
    Yeah very especially as i ve got the deep feeling that your both telling the truth about your respective beaches.
    Did you know or care that scarbourgh claims to be the first seaside resort in the uk….also looked up on the interweb and found pics of both ghanian beaches and beaches at Ayr and yes the sand is white or yellow like some kind of platonic archetype of a beach.
    But after talking to various friendz and asking them ‘Would you go barefoot at scarbourgh?’ i got the ‘no way/never/are your crazy’
    kind of results.
    So i m left with the image of 2 beautifull women frolicing in beautifull surroundings whilst i sulk underneath a grey cloud with memories of chemical sludge.
    Jealous who me?
    no no,my skins always been this shade of green lol

  • 31 Nana Yaa // Apr 11, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    lol, lol!

  • 32 gift okeyemi // Apr 11, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    born in accra,schooled in accra but presently leaving in nigeria,lagos. do u kno dat de past president of ghana j.j has swam in odaw river b4,yah cos it flooded. nice meeting u.

  • 33 gift okeyemi // Apr 11, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    how are u and how can u help me change my mood

  • 34 steviem // Apr 12, 2007 at 2:31 am

    i m tired Gift but listening to the FLC but surely Gift
    you are in charge of yr own moods.

    then again for a pretty simple feel better thing have you tried bathing your feet with hot water and lavender oil

    oh i ve just lit you a purple victory candle

    but Gift honestly i d realy help if you said what your mood is

    and what yu d like it to be

    sending yu the light
    that is all colours of love

  • 35 Nana Yaa // Apr 13, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Hi Gift,
    I find that food that I like really lifts my mood – not sure that that’s a good thing though. So if I’m feeling low, I might eat a chocolate (not too much if I can control myself) and before long, I’m smiling again.

  • 36 stevem // Apr 16, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    hi Gift

    just wondered how you where feeling
    and sending you
    best wishes
    and energy

  • 37 Carol // Apr 24, 2007 at 4:44 am

    I like a good thunderstorm on a hot Spring or Summer day. It cleans the air, and it’s fun to watch!

  • 38 stevem // May 11, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Yeah thunderstorms are brilliant Carol-
    wish that thered been one today but instead it was the dripping greyness that north uk infamous for.

    The entire days been like an extended twilight but instead of the energy of a downpour or storm theres just been these miserable interludes of drizzle.
    TEChnically its meant to be spring but after today i ve got my doubts.

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