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Walking in the Rain
I'm home safe and sound, and I've made excellent strides toward de-jetlagging myself. Yesterday I arrived in my house at about 3pm. I counted three cats, I avoided napping, did some shopping, had a good dinner out, and saw Iron Man. I woke up too early this morning, but I will avoid napping today. Tonight if I go to bed at a "normal" hour, I think I'll be all reset for the workweek tomorrow.

Today I had thought to perhaps go for a bicycle ride. I dawdled too much though, and all of a sudden I heard tons of wind blowing. The weather went from "hot and sunny" to "oh my gosh is this a tornado?" in seconds flat. Then there was lots of rain.

I was bummed for awhile about missing out on my ride, then I remembered: I like walking in summer rain! Getting soaked in warm rain is delightful, so long as you aren't going anywhere you need to arrive clean and dry.

So I put on some shorts and a t-shirt that I didn't mind getting wet and dirty. I put on my river sandals and a hat, and outside I went. The heaviest of the rain was already over (to my disappointment), but I still enjoyed getting fairly wet as I strolled around the neighborhood. I looked for deep puddles that I could wade through, and wandered through my park and down damp streets.

I walked by a guy standing on the porch at one point. He was talking on his phone. I caught his eye and smiled at him. "Want to get out of the rain?," he offered, gesturing toward his porch roof.

I held out my arms to touch the water, only a light rain by then, and smiled. "It's nice out!"

"Okay," he said, clearly not understanding, and went back to his phone conversation.


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renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 10th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I like that.
nishar From: nishar Date: June 9th, 2008 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to go out in heavy down pours with a bar of soap and get clean. I was an odd child.
From: writerwench Date: June 9th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I like walking in rain, too, but usually with an umbrella.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: June 9th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Missed you at the picnic.

More than a few people went out in the rain there too.

Not me, I had no change of clothes.

Also in the lightning, did you have any of that?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 10th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I heard I missed a cool store there!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: June 10th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 10th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
oops, storm.
jebra From: jebra Date: June 10th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a pity more people haven't discovered how much fun a summer rain can be.

Did anyone kayak down your street this time?
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