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Monday, April 25, 2011

Soggy Monday Moaning

 It's raining here.  Pouring.  Again.  Still.  Water races down the street in front of my house, spraying high as the cars splash through.  I expect to see boats launched on the flooded side streets.

The flash flood warning symbol has become a permanent fixture in the lower right corner of our TV screen.  At least three family members have had water problems at home - basement, windows, and/or roofs.  People in the area are starting to Google plans for an arc.

My poor dog sits with her legs crossed, trying to put off her next trip outside.  She's not big on dancing (or peeing) in the rain.

In fact, Gene Kelly would be loving this weather.  The rest of us - not so much. 

But this could be a good thing.  I'm still behind in all things writing (crit group, on line class, blogs, and my WIP) - maybe the rain will keep me at my computer and I can get something done.

So, how are things in your neck of the woods?

I'm currently enjoying:  Murder on the Mind by L.L. Bartlett

Groaner of the Day: A software engineer tests new programs by seeing if they're simple enough for his computer-challenged brother to use.

This is known as the "Brother-can-use paradigm".

(Bet you have to say this one out loud a couple times to get it.)


mooderino said...

Wow, that really was a groaner. Hope the weather gets better.


Shellie said...

It's nice that you can have a sense of humor about it all. Wishing you beautiful days ahead. The weather here is wonderful, BTW. Sorry.

Stacy McKitrick said...

I am so sick of the rain! We have tickets to the Dragons tonight. I hope we're able to go.

GigglesandGuns said...

This weather is really getting to you -- groaner-wise.

Hoy Moly! I totally forgot my online class. ;0(

Cathy in AK said...

Here, we gauge rain by its verticalness as well as intensity, so I feel your pain. Stay dry!

Though it isn't as painful as that groaner :)

MengleOh67 said...

I'm so tired of rain :( it keeps me at my computer when I'm not working, but only to stare at the screen wishing I could think what it is I'm supposed to be doing. It really just makes me want to curl up with the tv remote and some chocolate and nap to the soundtrack of old musicals.

It took me a few tries to get the groaner... and yes it definitely made me groan LOL

Maria Zannini said...

Spring showers and all that. I would think after all that cold weather you'd prefer rain to snow.

It's a good day to watch Singing In The Rain. :)

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mooderino - I guess the rain brings out the real groaners. *grin*

Linda Leszczuk said...

Shellie - Can you send us some of that wonderful weather. You can even send it postage due.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Stacy - I hope we get enough of a break in the rain for your game. Go Dragons.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mary - OOPS! What class did you forget?

Linda Leszczuk said...

Cathy - I'm not worrying about verticalness (is that a word?) or intensity, just longevity. As in, will when it stop?

Linda Leszczuk said...

MB - Yup, it's doing that to me, too. Although I think I'd go for a good book instead of the tv remote. Monster TBR pile staring at me.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Maria - I don't mind rain or snow, each in its season, but this is getting ridiculous. According to the forecast, we're on target to have the wettest April in history. That's pretty wet. We'd need to trade in your chickens for ducks. *grin*

And, really, is there ever a bad day for watching Singling in the Rain? One of my favorites.

Mason Canyon said...

The weather has been way too crazy lately. Hope the rain stops soon for you. We're suppose to have thunderstorms on and off for the next 3 days.

Thoughts in Progress

Dru said...

When I read the groaner in my head, I couldn't get it but once I read it out loud - I got it. Good one.

I hope you enjoy Murder on the Mind. I love this series.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mason - Crazy is a good word for it. Thunderstorms forecast for us all week, too.

Do you think we've annoyed Mother Nature?

Linda Leszczuk said...

Dru - See, I knew that was a "read out loud" groaner. *grin*

I'm just starting Murder on the Mind but it looks good so far. Glad to know it has your recommendation.

Books by Heather said...

As I'm only half an hour south of you, it's WET!!! (Moan, groan, grumble.)

Linda Leszczuk said...

Heather - and it keeps getting wetter!

Arlee Bird said...

When I lived in Tennessee I used to love the spring rains when the rivers would rise. There was something about it that inspired me.

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