The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors


We had an impressive storm here this afternoon—thunder, lightning, rain, and a lot of hail. Big-ass hail!

I've heard people talk about huge hailstones, but in all the places I've lived, the size only ranges from "rock salt" to "pea." Today was the largest I've ever seen—it was marble-sized!

The cat was unsettled by all of that racket, and decided to run around and howl (because that's fun for everyone), and then watch the storm through a window for awhile. I miss the house in Portland where I lived as a kid. It had two stories, and on the top story, there was an enormous half-circle window in the eating area next to the kitchen. That was the perfect place for watching storms, up above the forest level and with all of this big, open sky stretching out on both sides and running all the way to Vancouver. \o/

A couple of hours after the storm peaked, there was still some rain and hail going for awhile. My home office is in a corner room, and it's on the other side of a wall from a drainpipe. That gets noisy during storms, but today it was all,

BUM-BADA-BUM-bum-BUM-bum-BUM-bum! BUM-bada-bada-bada-BUM-bum-BUM-bum!

I felt like I was back at Disneyland, on my way to the Jungle Cruise or Tarzan's Treehouse or the Indiana Jones ride, just strolling through Adventureland and enjoying the escapism. That's certainly where I would rather have been, especially when yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of being sent home to work remotely. Boy, it's sure been a long year... :O

Tags: my_cats, omg the weather, our animals make me nuts, whoo!

  • Back and meme-ing

    The previous weekend's trip down south to watch our daughter's college graduation and to pick up our son for the summer went well, apart from some…

  • Hi Ho, Hi, Ho...

    Welcome new people I've friended! I hope we'll find things to talk about, and if you came here from the corvidology quickie friending post and…

  • *groan*

    108 o today and humid, and tomorrow is likely to be 111 o. I suspect I will be biking in the garage again tomorrow. Today is a rest day, and I'd…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.