After the rain

7 Jun

We had some rain yesterday. It is what I would call “a real rain”–not one of those piddling passing showers, but a true cloud burst that rolled over and stayed a while. It was actually a fairly typical event for the area I live in–the dramatic afternoon thunderstorm, lots of sound and fury and splatter.

And then, it’s gone.

Based on the whining I’ve been doing about the forest fires burning all around us, by now you’ve probably gotten the message that we’re in the midst of a drought. We surely needed that rain. Not that the rain magically put out all the fires–we still have something like 200 fires burning throughout the state. Unfortunately, thunder storms come with lightening and lightening likes to hit trees so, ironically, thunder storms can start fires too.

Nature can be a real bitch.

Speaking of nature, I just read that a fireman working to put out the fire in the Okefenokee Swamp (a fire that has been burning since April 28th) was bitten  by a rattlesnake yesterday. He was flown to Jacksonville for medical treatment. Looks like he’ll be OK. The rattlesnake is such an ungrateful little wretch, isn’t he? I guess all those men tromping around putting out that big fire put him in a mood and he figured he might as well bite somebody.

We watched a really interesting DVD last night called “Letting Go of God.” It is the film of a one woman show written and performed by Julia Sweeney. You may remember her from Saturday Night Live. She created that sexually ambiguous character, Pat. “Letting Go of God” is about her personal journey from “nice Catholic girl” to atheist. If you’re not an atheist you may already be recoiling, but truly, this movie is worth a look no matter what your religious persuasion. It is very thoughtful and, frankly, funny movie. You don’t have to agree with the things Julia Sweeney says to enjoy this movie, so I definitely recommend checking it out.

I suppose you heard the really big news from yesterday–Representative Weiner came clean and admitted it was all true–he Tweeted the crotch shot. And not only that, he has sent other pictures to other women, some even after he got married.

Dumbass. You know his wife is a close aid to Hillary Clinton. I can only imagine the things those two are talking about at the office this week.

That was certainly a random mix. Rain and the fury of nature. A stimulating monologue about one woman’s spiritual journey to atheism. And the revelation that, yes, Weiner is a wanker.

Life’s rich, you know?

Have a happy Tuesday.

 

 

 

One Response to “After the rain”

  1. Pamela N Red June 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    I like to say that word, “Okefenokee”.

    Mr. Weiner better keep his in his pants if he wants to remain in office. Not too smart.

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