Tuesday, July 26, 2005

sailing, laziness, and rain

After a fabulous dinner with my parents Saturday and watching Hotel Rwanda (which is a very intense movie) that night...Jake and I headed back to St. Paul Sunday morning. We met Paige, Allisa, Delip, and Amanda at Keys (which is the restaurant below Paige's downtown loft).

We all stuffed into Delip's Buick LeSabre (yup, all six of us fit!) and headed to White Bear Lake for a day of sailing! After I applied SPF 30 to my entire body I was ready to set sail. Even though Amanda sprained her ankle and Delip almost drowned; it was calm and peaceful out on the water and a wonderful afternoon with my friends!



Jake stayed Sunday night and headed back to Iowa Monday morning. I was completely lazy for the rest of the day. I took a nap, read Harry Potter, watched TV, read some more Harry Potter but then it started to rain.

It was raining SO hard that I couldn't resist going outside. I grabbed my rain coat and umbrella and headed out into my neighborhood. I was the only one out exploring the new surroundings; which had turned the streets into raging rivers, house stairs into cascading waterfalls, and yards into lakes. Gravel parking lots with small paths leading to sidewalks were overtaken by miniature rapids from the rainfall. I walked in ankle deep water wishing I was in a small boat setting sail.

And then I saw the most peculiar thing of all, a sprinkler going off in someone's yard. I felt like screaming, "Don't you see the river outside?! The waterfall coming down your roof?!? The rapids I am fighting to get through this street?!?"

No imagination I thought, no imagination.

12 comments:

Amanda said...

the sprinkler...something i totally would have noticed as well..i love your observations, anne.

Marissa said...

Beautiful photograph, Anne! And I love Keys. :)

psquared said...

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

So I just did me some talkin' to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleepin' on the job
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

But there's one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me

Happy Mutant said...

I love the rain. I really enjoy running in the rain too. Yesterday I went running, I could tell the rain was about to hit. I start running, keep running, continue to run, and then it rains as I walk up my driveway finish from my run. Bummer

Cheryl said...

Ah yes, there is always one sprinkler going in a rainstorm, isn't there? I have to use SPF 50, no wonder I am so pasty white.

I never tried Keys but always wanted to.

still_figuring_out said...

i love the rain too! and walking in the rain is as sweet as eating a whole bar of chocolate myself.

Jayleigh said...

As always I love your pics. You paint a lovely pic with your story about the rainshower, too.

:-)

Meg D. said...

Anne, Love the picture...what a fun day! I'm glad the shower went well. I didn't go out with them that night because I went home early from DQ because I didn't feel well. But I got some herbal fixers and now I'm better.

Can't wait to see you thursday!

Anne said...

Amanda---Thanks! I couldn't believe it when I saw that it was on...I almost knocked on their door!

Marissa---Yeah, Keys is the best!

Psquared---Wow! That was great!

Shakabuku---Oh, that stinks! Next time start in the rain :)

Cheryl---My friends laugh at me now but when I am 50 my skin will look oh so soft (no sun spots for me, no extra wrinkles, and no leather-like-skin)!

Still Figuring Out---ahhh, chocolate....

Jayleigh---Thanks, it really was a crazy amount of water falling out or our sky! It was fun!

Meg D.---Oh that is too bad...hope you are feeling better. I will see you soon!

DARLing said...

So well taken!!
Cool i love u in that pic
is the 1/4 theory of the poto

Anne said...

Thanks Darling! But I have to tell you that is my beautiful friend Paige in the photo!

DARLing said...

Oh.. hope tat u took the same pic as well