Tuesday, June 13, 2006

RevGalBlogPal Friday (errr, Tuesday) Five: Rain Edition

The challenge: In my little corner of the world, it has been a very, very, very rainy spring. It is hard to think of anything else. Today's Friday Five asks, then, five questions about rain, all intended to help us look on the bright side of life. Let a smile be your umbrella!!

1. Favorite way to spend a rainy day
Sleeping in, flavored coffee, catch up on some magazines, catch a movie, out to dinner, snuggles

2. Favorite song about rain

Stormy Weather- Lena Horne

3. Favorite movie featuring rain
Shawshank Redemption - Awesome!

4. Favorite piece of raingear, past or present
On me, my LL Bean duck boots.

On kids, those cute rain slickers and hats and boots. Back in seminary we lived right down the road from the daycare. TDH and I were in the throes of yet another 'discussion' about having children and all of the sudden we saw the kids marching down the street - hitting ALL the puddles (of course) - and singing, "Quack, quack, waddle, waddle, quack, quack, waddle, waddle..."
After that, he never had a chance...

5. Favorite word for rain

schmutz - It is unofficial Yiddish for a day that has that heavy mist in the air. At the national spelling bee the sentence they used was: "My fathah was going to take out the gahbage but decided there was too much schmutz in the air and it could wait."


Songbird said...

You mean the little kids didn't have those doggie umbrellas?

Lorna said...

it's HOT here (for Finland) - about 27C yesterday and it hasn't rained for a while. Our lawn is all dry and nasty with only weeds flourishing. Sigh. Hubby's spent the last two nights "fiddling" with the weeds - so it IS looking better - but we don't want to waste drinking water on the grass, though as far as I know there isn't officially a hosepipe ban (yet!)

I love the summer though - and lack of rain means we don't need to mow the lawn at least.

Off to summer camp today (with our teenagers) hoping hubby will at least water the plants. (grin)

Hope the weather is good to you. Rain isn't all bad - it's when it goes on for TOO LONG that it's depressing I find.

Leslee said...

I'm going to have to learn Yiddish someday, they have all the cool words!