February 4, 2008

Rain in a Desert

So I think it's so funny when it rains in Mesa.  Rain and a desert just don't seem to mix very well!

Every time it rains and I have to drive somewhere, I have to plan an extra ten minutes to get there.  Today it took longer than normal to get to ASU because the heavens blessed us with moisture.

This morning I got dressed and put on a blue and brown striped shirt, a blue undershirt, brown sweater, and blue jeans.  I don't have good blue shoes, and my only good brown shoes are flip flops, so naturally I slipped those on on my way out the door.  I didn't even think about the rain and my shoes being a bad combination.  All day my feet have been cold, wet, and my shoes have been slipping about.  I have had to walk extremely slowly and carefully as not to fall and break my back--or more tragic, Gregron (my computer in my backpack).

Half of my class was late today, but my teacher was okay with that:

"Oh, it's raining... We'll give everyone about 5 more minutes to get here..."

What?!  That's just silly...

The funniest thing that I have seen today was when I was walking this morning.  You know those little booties that doctors wear when they're in the E.R.?  The little blue ones?  Well, there were these three guys walking together and one of them had those over his shoes!!!  did he really think that was going to help? Haha!

Oh, us poor desert rats... we don't know what to do in the rain...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Despite these facts, I LOVE AND CRAVE THE RAIN!!!!!!!

Tanner said...

I love the rain too! ...but my motorcycle doesn't... But we Arizonans really are different!

Camille said...

I miss the rain. Oh, how I miss it.

Tanner said...

So this is the comment about a cafe that i was speaking of when I was half asleep! See i told you it was there...

Geneva said...

Ah yes, the perils of the watery wet cement. You should try Teva flipflops. I drop $20 on them once a year because they are amazing! They beat out Reefs and Old Navy in my book. They have a tread on the bottom that helps with the slick wet and the spongy top means you don't slide around so bad. Of course, your feet will still be cold, but at least you get that amazing rain smell!