Thursday, October 14, 2010

The strangest thing happened here yesterday...

Water fell out of the sky.

I heard this used to happen sometimes, but it hasn't here in a long time.

Anyhow, it messed up our plans to go see the giraffles and the heffalumps. I think we'll try again today.

11 comments:

og said...

Stranger still, it waited until Frank got his soybeans in.

Ken said...

When my older son was a wee fella, we used to go to the zoo to see the pannakins and the trumpuses. (No, I don't know what they are either. We still go to the zoo, and I still can't figure it out.)

Once in a while we would go to Sea World (RIP Sea World of Ohio) to see "sharks, fish, sharks, whales, and fish."

Weer'd Beard said...

FYI modern-made giraffles and heffalumps are made with a lightweight waterproof coatings, so they no longer need extensive maintenance during rain showers...

Joanna said...

I was going to make some snarky comment about us young'uns not knowing what rain is

and then you talked about going to the freaking zoo in the middle of the work week and now I'm too sulky and jealous to try to make a funny.

*pout pout pout pout pout*

Anonymous said...

Hold on now,need details what phase was this water, solid, fluffy or wet?

IF wet... who cares? It's not like you are the wicked witch of the west or something.

mikee said...

The shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, writing in his retirement a book for his son on how a leader should behave and rule, noted that a samurai should never run in the rain, but rather should walk normally. It is only water, after all, and self control with dignity is more important than wet hair and soggy garments.

And the critters at the zoo would have been impressed to see you out in the rain, too.

Fred said...

Trade ya! My favorite mountain bike trail is unridable due to the large trees and other flood debree completely covering it. Sad as it won't be cleared up until spring most likely.

JC said...

Were you expecting beer?

chiefjaybob said...

Jeesus Kee-rye-st. Three months ago you were griping about how the rain wouldn't stop. Now it's a novelty. Just can't keep you people happy.... ;-)

Nathan said...

"Hold on now,need details what phase was this water, solid, fluffy or wet?"

Some of it was plasma, I believe. At least whatever got in the way of the lightning.

Stan in Minnesota said...

Quoting my ex-MIL to my kids, her grandchildren at the ages of 4 and 6.

"There are only two things that melt in the rain s__t and sugar, and you aren't sweet!"