Yesterday and today there has been an a pretty good bit of rain thrown around for Central Ohio. It is by no means Bangladesh in the rainy season, or even the Pacific Northwest, but it is rain, nonetheless. Today I feel crappy due to weather and allergies. Nothing like chest congestion to make you unhappy. So I had better do this 20 Questions.
1 Top five songs containing the word, or about "Rain"
These are given in no particular order, but they are easily my top 5. It’s Raining Men (The weather Girls), Purple Rain (Prince and the Revolution), Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head (BJ Thomas), The Rain Song (Led Zeppelin), and I Can’t Stand the Rain (Ann Peebles).
2 Rainn Wilson. What gives with the extra N? What other celebs out there have names that are generally bothersome?
He only has one “n” in “Wilson.” I don’t see what you are so upset about and Redd Foxx
3 Hypothetical situation: You meet a girl named Rain. What are the chances she sews her own clothes and makes her own soap?
About 98%. The other 2% is that she wears her ex-lovers’s skins as clothes and files her teeth.
4 Rank the different types of precipitation in order of preference: Rain, Sleet, Snow, Freezing Rain, Fog, Ice Pellets (Do you even get those? They're awesome). Feel free to add others.
Light mist, drizzle, fog, snow, rain, ice pellets (I have encountered them), hail, sleet, freezing rain.
5 You gotta blame it on something. Is the rain a good choice?
Well, it is fallin, fallin.
6 What does rain have to do with an elderly gentleman who likely has a concussion?
Well, the old man is snoring, you see, and I guess the rain startled him. Subsequently he bumped his head.
7 Which get you down more, rainy days or Mondays?
8 Have you ever seen Purple Rain? (I assume you've seen "Purple Rain").
Nope, never seen the whole movie. If I had seen purple rain, that is where I would want to see you laughing.
9 How, exactly, does a new emotion fall on one's head? What does that have to do with rain?
Well, a new emotion splashes on you like you have walked out into the rain. First the portions of you that are directly in contact with the rain get wet, but as you get used to the emotion, you are exposed to the rain, and the rain washes over you until you are sopping wet. Sopping wet with emotion.
10 Favorite rain song
My rain song, without question is “No Rain” by Blind Melon. If I had to put together a top 5 list, it would be at the top.
11 Is the pitter-patter of rain on the roof calming to you? If so, maybe you should use the treadmill while listening to a sound track of that.
Maybe you should mind your own goddamn business? Ever thought about that. Don’t you dare talk about the treadmill here. That treadmill is evil and no amount of soft pattering of rain will help that.
12 April showers....
Sure are wet. That’s how the saying goes, right?
13 Weather forecasting, art or science?
A little of Column A and a boatload of Column B.
14 Lots of folks in our hood have installed rain barrels. Are you interested? Thoughts on them? The rain barrels, not the people who installed them. Oh hell, what about the people that installed them?
I am not against rain barrels. Are you trying to sell me rain barrels? Rain barrels are a small way that people can help out the environment. I say if you can, you should use them, and the people who are just fine and dandy people.
15 How big a deal is it that the rain forests are being cut down?
It is a really significant deal.
16 Favorite rain character cartoon gif?
17 Favorite water superhero? Or do they all just suck? PS: No fair cheating and picking the cool ice ones. See what I did there.
Zan… Form of a bucket of water!
18 What is your favorite moment/quote from the film “Purple Rain”? (Don’t even try to deny having one.)
Umm… I have never actually watched the movie, but I would say the part where Prince takes the stage at the end of the movie for the triumphant concert at the end… Pretty sure that is what happens. I looked in my 80’s cliche reference book and that is what they said the end of the movie would be.
19 It’s cool how rain makes the earthworms come up to roll around on the sidewalk. What would be even cooler?
If they didn’t… I hate stepping on worms when walking after rain.
20 Do you use an umbrella, a raincoat, or do you enjoy just letting nature get you all wet?
21 If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops, what would you do?
Probably wear a helmet.
22 List your top 5 favorite songs with “Rain” in the title.
These are definitely my favorite 5 songs with rain in the title, in no particular order. There are none better. Here Comes the Rain Again (Eurythmics), Who’ll Stop the Rain (Credence Clearwater Revival), Singing in the Rain (Gene Kelly), November Rain (Guns’n’Roses), and Fire and Rain (James Taylor).
23 Okay. How many different kinds of rain do you have there in Ohio? Here we have expressions for them all…and we pass the eight months of monsoon season listing them. What is your favourite kind of rain?
Light mist, drizzle, light rain, rain showers, and downpours. I love a light mist. those are the best.
24 Our version of “cake or pie” here in northern Cascadia goes something like this: “Umbrella or Gortex hood?” So?
I would go with Gortex hood. Keeps the hands free.
25 “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” True or false? Give reasons.
False, because it can get so cold that it doesn’t matter how you are dressed, you still freeze. It also can get sooo hot that there is no clothing system in the world that will keep one cool enought.
26 What colour are your gumboots?
Don’t have any.
27 Rain is beautiful. Describe the most beautiful rain experience you have ever had.
Backpacking in the rockies after the rainstorm has past and it is just a light patter of rain . You can see a rainbow on one side of you, and the angry purple sky for the arin that just left you on the other. Magical.
Whose got 2 thumbs and is feeling crappy?
I feel like if I coughed up something nasty and green I would feel better
That is not happening
At least not today
Maybe tomorrow I will horck some shit up
That would be lovely
It has stopped raining here
May is almost upon us
May is nigh
It is almost May
I am not thinking well
Have a great week everyone