Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday 5 - Raaaaain!

Welcome to Friday and Friday 5!  The guy who creates this meme lives in Hawaii and they are expecting a MASSIVE storm this weekend, so of course rain is on his mind.  Here in Southern California we are expecting a beautiful and unusually warm weekend, so I can answer these questions without feeling sad.  Please feel free to play along in comments or on your blog!

1.What’s the worst thing about really bad rainstorms?  It floods really quickly here.  One hard downpour and you are wading through rivers and driving becomes a water sport. 

2.What’s the best thing about really bad rainstorms?  Rainstorms are only good if you have no obligation to go out anywhere and can just stay inside and listen to the pounding rain on the roof.  It can be a very cozy and relaxing feeling...but you MUST not have getting somewhere on the back of your mind.

3.What’s your favorite (be honest!) way to pass the time when the power’s out?  Hm.  Well, there is my private little fantasy about what I'd like to be doing to pass the time...and then there is what really happens most often.  If there is any sort of light from outside, might as well do some reading.  When it gets too dark for that, read by candlelight.  We also like to just talk in the dark.  Sometimes more interesting things get said when no one is looking.

4.In what ways are you always prepared for a bad storm?  Honestly, I am pretty much in no way ever really prepared for a bad storm.  You read it here, so when it happens you can all remind me that I shoulda done something to prepare!

5.What’s your favorite song with the word “rain” in the title?  You know, there are actually many good "rain" songs!  I know this is not terribly kewl of me, but I have always really liked "Rain King" by Counting Crows.

I hope you all have a safe, warm weekend, whatever your weather! 


3GirlKnight said...

You and me both on #4. And 3. And 2. and 1. Come to think of it. I haven't witnessed a big rainstorm in a long time. Huh.

3GirlKnight said...

(Sorry aboot the bad punctuation Ms. librarian... heehee.)

secret agent woman said...

My basement sometimes flood when the ground gets over-saturated in a big rain. But I'm a gardener so I also love the rain. #3 depends on whether or not I'm with someone. And I like "Here Comes the Rain Again." (Eurythmics)

laura b. said...

3GK: We haven't had that kind of storm here in years. Can't pretend to be sorry about that :-D
And...have you seen my writing? Don't think I'd ever call anyone out on spelling, grammar, punctuation, or anything else!

Secret: I would guess that flooding would tend to happen occasionally with subterranean rooms. As you probably know, basements are a rare bird in CA.
I like that song too!

dmarks said...

I never could get Sheryl Crowe, Counting Crowes, and Black Crowes straight.

laura b. said...

Dmarks: I have that same problem with The Killers, The Kills, The Thrills, The Chills, The Stills, and The Shins.

FW said...

Hi, close to the top of my Rain list of songs would be No Rain by Blind Melon.

Tara said...

You're right about how it's best to stay inside when expecting a bad storm. I don't schedule anything except movie watching on those days.

Churlita said...

I love your answer to number three. Very nice.

laura b. said...

FW: That is a good choice! There really are a lot of good rain songs for some reason.

Tara: It is usually my kids who throw off my "no plan" days. Home wreckers. haha!

Churlita: Thanks, Churlita :-)