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Just when I told cornerofmadness I didn't have a magma dragon, I seem to have gotten one:

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

Sunday it rained. I mean, it really freakin' RAINED. Like it hasn't in a few years, so that the entire front of the house looked like a waterfall (we have no rain gutters because usually they serve no purpose except to catch leaves and pine needles). It poured for quite a while, and then cleared up just enough to allow us to get out to do Mom's shopping, requiring us to ford the running high Osborn River (which is usually just Osborn Street, but it's at the bottom of the hill and all the water Goes There); there were some traffic lights out and at least one manhole cover had been forced up by water -- something we haven't seen happen in actual DECADES. It rained some more on and off during the day, but nothing like that.

It was AWESOME. The temperatures haven't climbed back over 100 since, although it's so humid that hardly counts, and it's going to be 101 tomorrow.

I have been pondering long and hard about serious matters, the Zimmerman trial, Obama's excellent speech thereon, and the Cover of the Rolling Stone, but I'm not sure if I can or will write the things I've been thinking. I have been tweeting many items, but that doesn't really count, does it?

Back to frivolity, yesterday, June 21, was National Ice Cream Day, which was declared by Ronald Reagan (to prove he wasn't all bad), and I celebrated with a whole pint of coconut-almond-fudge chip. It wasn't as good as the Blue Bell version of a similar flavor, but it was okay (I can't remember the name; it was a brand I saw at Sprout's, fresh and independent and all that good stuff... but the ice cream wasn't as good as Blue Bell).

I finished what NetFlix had available of Red Dwarf. Much of what I remembered went by a lot faster than I remembered (Ace Rimmer was only two episodes? Really?); the prison season didn't drag as much as I was remembering, and I had seen it all the way to the "end," which was Series 8. It came back in 1999 for Series 9, which was only 3 episodes and was oddly serious for Red Dwarf -- Series 10 isn't available yet, since that was just last year. The reviews on IMDB aren't kind, but I'll still check it out when it becomes available. Series 9 was... almost sad, really.

Now I have to go walk this dog. Perhaps more later.


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Jul. 23rd, 2013 02:56 am (UTC)
I discovered one drawback to my covered parking space--when it rains hard, it becomes a parking pond. Fortunately it's dried up enough that I can get in on the driver's side. Nice to see a "real" storm, though.
I spent most of Sunday asleep or hurting with knee and back pain. I don't know what I did to my lower back. It just killed me.
Jul. 23rd, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Every parking lot around here was a lake. You could see where all the rivers were flowing over at the park and through the streets.

Jul. 23rd, 2013 03:04 am (UTC)
yay you got it.

wow to the rain. We got more today but we always get it

I had NO idea they were even still doing Red Dwarf. I know they came back once hmmm
Jul. 23rd, 2013 03:25 am (UTC)

I didn't know about the new Red Dwarf series, either, until I was looking at IMDB. Like I said, last year's new series isn't available yet, so I haven't seen it. The S9 was... strange. Not bad, really, but strange. (Actually better than S8, which was kinda juvenile.)

Jul. 23rd, 2013 04:05 am (UTC)
I'll have to tell a friend of mine. She really loved it. I'll be honest, I didn't like it after the first few series. is it the same actors now?
Jul. 24th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's all the same cast -- except when Kochanski came back, for some reason the original girl wasn't available and they re-cast her, but the four main characters remained the same throughout (Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, and Robert Llewellyn).

I think S1 - S3 are the best, myself, but there are certain charms about the rest, even S8 (which is by far the weakest).
Jul. 25th, 2013 02:24 am (UTC)
very cool. Now I'm going to have to make my way thru this on Netflix too
Jul. 23rd, 2013 10:12 am (UTC)
I'm glad there was SOME rain!

(When I lived in Midland, Texas, the streets also flooded during big rains, and several of the parks became storm-water runoff ponds -- which I hope was by design. ;))
Jul. 24th, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
One of my college roommates, from the Pac NW, once commented that Arizona was unique in that we kept our storm drains on TOP of the streets (ha ha ha). :)

Hugs! Happy Wednesday!
Jul. 24th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
I hope you photographically documented the deluge. (Through the window from safely inside, of course.)
Jul. 24th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
Sadly, no; I didn't even think about it! I haven't been taking many pictures lately, alas!
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