What am I supposed to complain about if we have rain every day? Bah Humbug…it won’t last! But for now it is splendid, brilliant, beautiful, life affirming wet rain. So because I’m a pitiful moisture starved New Mexican I took pictures of rain from my front porch.
Earlier today I looked at an series of photographs a guy took during a year in Antarctica. Wow. But all I’ve got to offer is the rain from my porch. Sorry.
It’s risky to take a Sunday afternoon nap…might be just the moment or seven it rains.
Rain during the night I think and for two or three hours this morning. Granted, not a drenching rain, nevertheless for Albuquerque it was substantial–as in I could see many drops of water on my shirt after walking from my car into work.
Of course I took pictures. Kind of like obsessively taking pictures of your food whether it’s bad or not. And of course I must share even though they represent very bad photography because why else would Al Gore have created the internet. Whatever happened to Al Gore anyway?
Long weekends are the best reason for working (besides the money of course). Regular weekends just give you a hint of the good life in which you can create or veg out or garden or have time for an art/sporting event or sleep late or…. Vacations take a lot of work both AT work AND planning AND checking the tires or downloading the tickets. Sick days, especially if you’re not that sick, carry that tinge of guilt and if you’re really sick, well what a waste of perfectly good time off.
But long weekends are the best. FREE TIME. All the regular weekend stuff can happen and then there is that EXTRA DAY. OFF. Demands no planning, no guilt. Not enough extra time to accomplish anything important so you may as well watch 13 episodes of House of Cards or read an entire Swedish crime novel or cook that thing you’ve kept the recipe for that will require you to drink at least half a bottle of wine during the prep.
I, on the other hand, must write write write for my class—which makes me a UCLA student, nose to the grindstone over a long weekend, but feeling smart and self-righteous and ever so literate. And cooking a new polenta tomato thing and drinking the wine goes nicely with writing.
Happy Long Weekend. AND IT IS RAINING. IN ALBUQUERQUE. SOMETIMES LIFE OFFERS REWARDS.