7/20/2006

Devil's Haircut

Titling your last post See Myself In The Pouring Rain can have ramifications.

I'm soaked. But I like it.

It starts with a test drop of rain hitting the train window and someone tutting. That's all the worker raindrops need to hear to start them covering the window in patterns that spell get ready.

The people made entirely of sugar fondle their umbrellas and look extra pleased with themselves for making good early morning decisions.

Me? I'm not so worried. If it's not raining when I leave in the morning, I'm not carrying anything I don't have to. If I get wet on the way home, I'm okay with that.

Halfway home, I'm soaked and breathing in the lovely smell of summer rain. It's like a haughty mixture of relief and hope tempered with grass like it smells at no other time.

Cars can splash at me and I keep on grinning and going. I'm still smiling by the time I get home.

Chelene and her pals know what I'm talking about.

17 comments:

mellowlee said...

Yay! I love rain stories!!!! I want rain!!!!!! If it rained right now, I would go outside and run around like a maniac

Old Lady said...

My theory is that the faster you walk or run the wetter you get

X. Dell said...

I wonder why people seem to forget that something that gets wet will eventually dry up--even rivers.

chelene said...

"It's like a haughty mixture of relief and hope tempered with grass like it smells at no other time."

A perfect sentence, Dale. It's just like that.

justacoolcat said...

Damn you Chel. Even if we are twins it's awkward when we show up to the same party quoting the same sentence.

I'll just pretend I made a grass joke and related it to Dale's grin.

If you need me I'll be over in the corner drinking alone.

Dale said...

You get lots of rain Lee so we're probably more envious of you and your more temperate climate.

What happens if you just stand there Old Lady? Do you end up dry?

X. Dell just answered my question and made me think. My head hurts.

Chelene - you're being very nice again. Are you okay? Want to go drinking? I know this guy.

Oh hi Coolcat. I wish I'd said what you said to Chelene. Very funny. Mr. On Fire.

chelene said...

Very funny, Coolcat. At least we're not wearing the same outfit.

Dale, I just can't shake this benevolence. Perhaps I need to exfoliate again.

Beth said...

OK, I'm betting that Dale will title tomorrow's post with a Radiohead song title.

Dale said...

I'd be careful Chelene, did you foliate first?

Beth, no way would I ever title a post with a Radiohead song title. Wait, how much did you bet? And can I get a piece of it?

mellowlee said...

I think it's only rained once since May! and I think that was even a short one :(
http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-74_metric_e.html

Dale said...

Surprising considering where you are! Get Chelene to do a special dance for you.

chelene said...

I'll do the Macarena for $5. $10 if you want extra lightning and a little flash flooding.

Dale said...

That's what I like about you Chelene: you're willing to go that extra (dance) step for the right price.

Sandra said...

Dale- That sentence ... "haughty mixture of relief and hope tempered with grass like it smells at no other time" is absolutely perfect. I am still your fan....

Dale said...

I only have the smartest fans Sandra. You're not going to go all Kathy Bates on me again are you? I still walk with a limp you know.

Old Lady said...

Hmm! It's one of those formulas that can't be worked to either end, totally made up!

Dale said...

I appreciate you racking your brain over it so I didn't have to Old Lady.