February 20, 2005

the pounding rain

It's raining really hard right now. I've gone from hearing an even trickle of water off the roof into a puddle outside my window to a constant downpour echoing off the entire roof. I can't remember the last time we got this much rain down here in the L.A. area. Usually we suffer through a week and a half of unsatisfying rainfall once or twice or thrice a year, but it's been raining practically every week out here since I took delivery on my MINI Cooper. And that was at the beginning of December!

At work on Friday, many of us huddled by the windowed-wall nearest my cubicle to marvel at the heavy deluge that hit the parked cars and pavement with such force the drops ricocheted back off said surfaces. Our ceiling is high and thin, so the quiet office conversations would, ever-so-often, be drown out by the thundering power of the rain (not to mention the quizzically-uplifting rumbles of actual thunder - why does thunder and lightning entertain me so?).

Part of me wants to go outside and play in it la Singing In The Rain, but that smarter part of me (the one which wants me to not develop pneumonia) keeps me inside, in the warmth of my duvet, updating my website.


posted by julie at February 20, 2005 07:58 PM


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