Dear Purple Blob,

Hey there buddy. Yeah, I see you down there, just kickin' it under New Zealand. Looks nice. Hey, I wanted to give you a quick shout to let you know that we'd really appreciate if you delayed your trip for a few days. Not that we don't want to see you our anything. We can't wait. However, we've had a real lackluster summer. There have been a couple days here or a couple days there, but overall, blah! So, if you don't mind, park it there for a few days. Cool? I know, this unexpected news will surely piss you off, but that's what we want. Just hang tight, get furious and slowly jaunt northward. We'll welcome you with open arms.