WaPo makes it official: the weather around here has been lousy lately.

The Washington area has a special anniversary to celebrate today — one couch-lounging, candy-bar-bingeing, closet-cleaning month — one month without a clear, sunny day. The skies are the dull-gray color of file cabinets, and almost daily bouts of rain make it seem as if Zeus is spitting on us.

It hasn’t been pretty, although I’m not sure I would go this far:

Some people crave light so badly that they are buying $300 briefcase-size boxes of high-powered fluorescent light to plug in and prop on their kitchen tables during breakfast, the better to face another cloudy day.

I wonder how many constitutes “some people”? My guess is not that many.

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