Tuesday, September 16, 2008

c'est la vie

(which means, "that's life", in french, for you americans... ) :)

meg and i have a new, 3 day old routine in the mornings: we walk to school. i drop her off, and then march home the long way to get my exercise out of the way for the day. this morning as we set out i noted the grey sky and cool breeze, but figured i had 45 minutes to do my loop before i got rained out. yeah. only, not.

i had just reached the farthest point from my house when the sky opened up. fortunately for me, the original torrent slowed to a mere downpour after the first 5 minutes. now, don't get me wrong here. this is not a post about how miserable it is to get caught in a cold rain. as long as there's no chance of me getting hit by lightening, i quite like to be out in the rain. i spent most of my childhood soaked through, playing in the streams formed in gutters & potholes...it brings back happy memories. but this is a post about getting caught in the rain, while my neighbors all drive past me to their respective jobs, in a white t-shirt and accompanying white cotton undergarment.

sigh. what can you do but keep your head down and keep walking... with an occasional wave. and hope no one is looking too closely.

6 comments:

Curtis Mulder said...

dang ... I missed it.

*marissa* said...

bwahahahaha at curtis. hilarious.

Breezy said...

And no one even offered to stop and drive you home?! I guess they got distracted by the view through the white shirt! Reminds me of the time I forgot to wear a bra in 7th grade...all was fine until PE, where our uniforms consisted of red shorts and WHITE SHIRTS!

rachel said...

weird! my 7th grade PE uniform was also a white tshirt and red shorts! :)

Marilyn said...
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Marilyn said...

here I always thought it meant, what the hell! laughing