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Apr. 20, 2008 (Day 85)

Lambaste: to scold sharply; also, to beat


We have been lambasted by thunderstorms all day, and I don't mind. I love rainy weather. Granted, moreso when I can enjoy it while securely indoors, watching the water run rivulets down my windows and listening to it patter across my roof and ping against the metal watering can outside my door. I'm certainly glad I did all my running around yesterday and chose today for laundry day.

The rain began this morning with an honest-to-God clap of thunder, like the sky just cracked open and unleashed a torrent. I was sipping my coffee and mulling over the silent, cloudy day outside my window when out of nowhere: "BOOM!" I went from having two kitties snuggled against me on the couch to zilch, in less than two seconds. Once I recovered myself from nature's little joke, I had a good chuckle at how funny my cats looked hightailing it to safer ground (which I think was behind the couch in my office, but I don't know for certain--I couldn't find hide nor hair of them for a good two hours afterward).

It's good preparation for Scotland, at any rate. :)

Off to a conference for the week tomorrow, so expect many shots from inside a hotel room. Again. Thrilling.

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