Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Singing in the Rain

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The small ship rolled in the swelling waves as she turned into the wind. Her decks were inundated as the water crashed over the bow. ( " Ooh wee, ooh wee baby. Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise." ) She plowed through the surging sea off Cape Hatteras, desperate to reach port. If she took on too much more water she was in danger of sinking. ( " I'd like to be under the sea...in an octopuses garden.." )
~ Somewhere inland, the storm was no less daunting. Umbrellas turned inside out littered the streets like carcasses of giant spiders. ( " ...And I wonder, yes I wonder...Who'll stop the rain ?") Only those brave souls who had to be out braved the gale-force driven rain. Those on foot appeared to ne walking up hill, leaning into the wind trying to reach their destinations. ( " ..by the things she'll like to do ...like walking in the rain ")
~ If I have given the impression that we have been getting more than our fair share of rain in the Boston area, then my posting has been successful in conveying its message. ( " I saw her sitting in the rain...raindrops falling on her.. ")
I'm sure we will survive more rain, but just in case I have my scuba gear handy. But I do tend to get a little nervous when I see animals walking two by two. ( " You and me and the rain on the roof...") I just finished an article that said there had been a recent run on gopher wood at the local lumber yards. That flock of Canadian geese have taken a liking to that pond where my back yard used to be. (" Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain...telling me what a fool I've been..")
~ We've had five consecutive weekends with rain. I'm not bothering to count the week days because I don't want to take my shoes off! In fact, there has only been one weekend day that it didn't rain in the month of May. (" Raindrops keep fallin' on my head...")
~ With the death toll approaching fifty thousand, the earthworms had had little or no chance. My sump pump has been working overtime, the water table so high, that it has been regurgitating the same water pumped out only moments before. (" It must be raindrops, so many raindrops..falling from my eye..")
~ It is Tuesday evening and the forecast has continuing rain through Thursday. I've been carrying a bar of soap with me when I leave the house for work. I simply lather up on the way down the stairs, and I am rinsed off by the time I open my truck's door. (" Thunder only happens when it's raining.. ")
~ Between the hundred inches of snow this winter and all this rain since April, we can take solace in the fact that there should not be any water shortages this summer. (" Ah ..ah..Don't let the rain come down...cos my roof's got a hole in it ..and I might drown. ")
~ The last thing i want to do is to lead the people out there into thinking us New Englanders are crying over a little rain. No way! It would take a deluge to worry us. Uh oh, there go some more animals two by two, and they are swimming! What in the world...? Is that really an ark? If you'll excuse me, I'll see you in ..uh..forty-one days. Gotta run! Gotta boat to catch! (" You'll see some long necked geese, some humpty back camels and some chimpanzees; you'll see some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born..you ain't gonna see no Unicorn! " )
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No. 155
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2 comments:

schnoodlepooh said...

Hey, no whining about a little rain. I live in the rain capital of the world - Seattle! I'm an expert on rain. We all have webbed feet out here, don't you know. Mold and mildew and rust are normal, as are slugs and mud puddles, just ask my dogs. We even have a "Bumbershoot" festival every year to celebrate the rain (a bumbershoot is an umbrella, if you didn't know). I don't want to see you whining about a few little raindrops. Oh yeah, the weather forecast for the rest of this week is sunny and warm. ahhhh....

schnoodlepooh said...

What would Gary Larson say in this situation? It's supposed to be in the 80's in Seattle today, but hey, we've had our share of rain... rain... rain.... "listen to the rhythm of the falling rain, telling me just what a fool I've been". why don't you send me your email address so we can continue this conversation with a spell checker... peg