Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Doesn't anyone walk just to... walk?

My office is close enough to my apartment that when the weather is decent, I can easily walk there.

You know, when I lived and worked in and around Cambridge/Somerville, seeing people walking in the morning was no big thing. SOOOO many people did it, because, in many cases in the city, it's easier than driving, A lot of people were also possibly walking to mass transit. Here, however, on a typical work-day morning, I don't think anyone walks, except maybe me. What's even odder is that I'm pretty sure that people must think that I'm jobless and without a car when they see me walking to work because... well no one walks! It's weird, and I really don't think it's entirely in my head. I will grant that parking is a lot easier here, and things are probably more spread out, but everyone here drives everywhere, even when they COULD walk.

One thing you DO seem to see a lot of here though, now that the weather is warmer, is an unsettling number of shirtless guys walking... somewhere. So it's me... and the shirtless dudes walking out there. See, I'm not crazy...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Rain, Rain and More Rain

Strange how hard it rains now

Rows and rows of big dark clouds

When I'm holding on underneath this shroud

-- Patty Griffin, Rain from 1000 Kisses

Wow, it seems like it's been raining for days... well it HAS. It hasn't been as bad here as points a bit south, I mean we actually had a bit of sun on Sunday, and there have been times of just drizzle, etc. but we haven't had a nice, sunny, dry day in over a week now, and the forecast still looks bleak:more rain. Feast or famine, first we were too dry from lack of rain, now we're too wet from too MUCH rain.

Wanted: One ark, and two of each animal...