Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Random Things About Rain (Songs About Rain, What Rain Does, Why I Love Rain, Etc.)

1. One of my favorite songs about rain is "Rainy Days and Mondays" by the Carpenters. Basically because Karen Carpenter is one of my favorite singers of all time.

2. I love to go to sleep when it is pouring rain. The lovely sound of rain dripping on our tin roof is like a lullaby.

3. I don't really like to drive in rain. Basically because deep down I know I'm not the world's greatest driver. I mean I'm not a total dummy that cuts off a million people or anything, but I'm not really "comfortable" around terrible drivers or big trucks. The rain just amplifies these fears.

4. I love to curl up and read a good book when its raining.

5. Since its been raining here for the last three days, the song "All These Songs About Rain" has been stuck in my head.

6. I love that the fields and trees and everything are turning green because of the rain.

7. Just a few weeks ago it was so dry around here that when some of my friends went four wheeling they got covered head to toe in dust. So the rain is much needed!

8. If I am caught in a bad rain storm on a back road, and I can't see well, I am going to go slow. Getting on my tail doesn't force me to go faster. I may eventually pull off, but I may just drive all the way home going slow. Your best bet is probably to back off!!

9. Another line from a song that has been stuck in my head this morning is, "And the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down..." This is from the movie "Bambi" I had to call my mom and ask her what movie it was from because it was really bugging me that the line was stuck in my head, and I couldn't remember where I'd heard it.

10. I hate it when I wear sandals and then it starts to rain.

11. I love the rainbows you see when the sun tries to break through the clouds when its raining.

12. My mom used to say that when the sun was shining and it was raining that the devil was beating his wife. I don't know why she said it or what it really means, but I said it the other day when I was riding down the road with my sister and my brother and it was raining and the sun was shining. They looked at me like I was crazy and said they'd never heard it before. They swore mom never said it. So I called mom and asked her. She told me she says that all the time. So I WAS RIGHT, and I've concluded I have a much better memory than either of my siblings.

13. And finally, a last song about rain..."Singing in The Rain" the Christian version. "I wanna be like Noah, singin' in the rain."

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Sheri said...

Oh you have a tin roof?! I am so jealous. I love the sound of rain on a tin roof.

Susan said...

I agree with Sheri! I love the sound of rain on a tin roof. It's so ... soothing!


Mary said...

Great list! I love rain too. Usually it's a toss up between a good book, a good nap or a good round of . . .well, you know! ;o)

Reverberate58 said...

Heather you do 2 Thursday 13's? I am impressed. I have enough of a hard time coming up with one list!! I don't like to drive in the rain and if it is dark I really don't like it. My mom use to say if the sun shined while it rained there would be more rain the next day. Thanks for visiting my list.

Faith said...

Ahhhh! I love rain! Not driving in it though!

TNChick said...

I love to play in the rain, hear it hit a tin roof... and watch my kids play it in! :)

stacey said...

I love the rain, especially summer rain. When my siblings and I were little, we used to walk on the hot pavement of our street after a summer rain. It was heaven!
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Titanium said...

I'm sure your list will be going thru my head tomorrow.. we're forecasted to have an entire Friday & Saturday of rain/storms. :) I love hearing rain on a tin roof too!

Jan said...

My mother and grandmother both used that expression about rain and the sun shining. They also said when it thundered that the angels were bowling in heaven. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Louise said...

I remember when I was a kid we used to say things like thunder was God moving his furniture, lightning was him changing a lightbulb.

I love the rain, as long as I am in the house curled up with a book.Good TT.

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Kelly Klepfer said...

I love Karen Carpenter.

Back in the day, Mom and Dad had one of the Carpenter's records. I used to hole up and play it and sing along.

Historical note: Records are like huge CD's with crackly sound.