Rainout

Ever wish you had the luxury of a baseball player to just say, “Sorry dude, it’s raining WAY too hard out there for me to do my job,” and skulk off to the nearest bookstore/bar/bedroom and give the world the finger? Yeah, I think that’s how most of us feel this morning. After yesterday’s ark-inspiring demonstration of Mother Nature’s irrigation systems, to wake up to more rain this morning seemed like a bad joke, some sort of retribution for sins committed, or perhaps even just imagined, in the beauty of Spring in the days prior to the weekend.

Looking through a search or two on Flickr, it seems yesterday was spent in the pursuit of uploading the previous week’s collection of beautiful day photos. I was driving home from Winston-Salem in the storm last night, hitting several patches of rain so hard I had to slow to 25mph and flip my hazards on, as driving faster than that meant that I couldn’t see the end of the reach of my headlights, due to the sheets and sheets of rain coming down.

I may well declare a rainout today unless it gets better soon.

4 Comments so far

  1. RumorsDaily (doorframe) on April 21st, 2008 @ 10:34 am

    It really was a remarkable amount of rain.


  2. Monica (monica) on April 21st, 2008 @ 11:51 am

    I’m not a fan of rainy days… at all. But it seems to me like each year we get fewer and fewer of them. I recall suffering through 3-4 consecutive days of rain (not downpour – but overcast skies and showers). The last few years we’ve been blessed with bright sunshine most of the time.

    So I don’t mind that it rained yesterday and today. I think the grass and flower beds need it.

    Well…. so long as it doesn’t continue into the week.


  3. emilyobooth on April 21st, 2008 @ 11:56 am

    I think I speak for all of the pollen-allergy sufferers when I say that I love spring rain. I wouldn’t mind a little rain every day.

    But I guess I can see how you guys feel. Sort of. A little.


  4. jahbear on April 21st, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    I’m with Emily… the soaking rain is a nice way to rinse all the tree pollen away. And it also makes moot my need to wash my car.

    As long as my drivers’ side window rolls up (which it decided not to do momentarily last night) and I’ve got on shoes with no holes (that’s just a planning thing), then the rain is okay by me.

    I know… you were all worried it wasn’t.



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