August 12th, 2009

Whimsy

Yesterday I took a step back in time.

I've been riding my bike to work and yesterday was no exception. Unfortunately, while it was sunny yesterday morning, the skies opened up in the afternoon, soaking everything in the area. When I left work, however, I thought I might be safe. I thought wrong. Not only did I get caught in the rain, but I was wearing a white t-shirt. Instead of being cranky and pissed off, however, I had so much fun! As I splashed through the puddles, I remember when post-rainy afternoons were the best time to ride bikes; we'd ride through Tantallon splashing through as many puddles as we possibly could. The deeper the better! People probably thought I was crazy, laughing as I cycled down the street. Screw 'em.

Last night I also caught some of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. As I was lying on the patio chairs on the deck, staring at the sky, listening to my new CD, I tried to think of the last time I'd sat for an hour, doing nothing. I couldn't remember.

After two viewings, I'd seen 14 shooting stars; two with notable tails. More tonight, hopefully . . .