|Rain, rain, go away / No way, I'm here to stay
||[Sep. 3rd, 2007|10:10 pm]
People don't believe me when I tell them Austin is almost as rainly as Seattle. It was raining as I was walking to lunch this afternoon. I must have seen at least a hundred people on the way, and no more than ten were using umbrellas :) The rain wasn't unexpected either -- it rained yesterday and it was cloudy all day today. The rain isn't something you resist in Austin, it's just part of life and you accept it. I almost felt like an outsider carrying an umbrella myself.
Sometimes I think I prefer Madras, where for two or three months it's cyclone after cyclone like the dude in the heavens is trying to smite us all, and for the rest of the year the skies are clear and the earth parched.