June 3, 2009
Alert the media! Oh, wait, no need to do that, they’re already in a crazy frenzy, because, guess what? I know you’re on pins and needles right now…drum-roll, please…(okay, now it’s just going to be anti-climatic!)
It hailed in Cal-ee-forn-ee-ah today!
Yep, and it rained, too!
And, a palm tree got hit by lightning and caught on fire!
Okay, most of you are going to think this is really lame! I’ll take it! It is lame! We just think that it’s hilarious. Coming from Texas where hail can be bigger than a baseball to California where they actually consider a sprinkle a thunderstorm, it just makes us laugh. And, if it makes us laugh, it’s all good!
When HayHay was in elementary school, they actually had early release days when it sprinkled. (I’m not lying!) This is how it went down on ‘early release days’.
- The moms had to drive up in line in front of the school where principal had a walkie talkie.
- Principal approached the car to ask the name of your child.
- She would convey to the office, via walkie talkie, the childs’ name letting them know that their parent had arrived.
- The office would call the childs’ name over the loud speaker so the teacher could release them!
- One at a time!
- HayHay gets in car and we both laugh hysterically!
So, if it makes us laugh, we just have to roll with it.
If you think that’s lame, then you will really think this is lame! TomTom has never seen rain. (I can count on two hands the number of times that it’s rained here in the seven years that we’ve lived here.)
Today, during the five minute shower, TomTom was running all over the house, jumping from window to window, trying to figure out what was going on. I wish I could have caught a picture of him all ‘puffed up’ with the ridge down his back. I did put him outside so he could check it out close-up and this is all I got.
Believe it or not, it was actually raining when I took this! You can’t even tell that the patio is wet. (Oh, and the sun was out at the same time it was raining.)
So, this was the best part of the day… Right after this photo, I ran to the store for some much needed food in the house. When I came out, for some reason, I looked up and there was a gorgeous circular rainbow around the sun.
I went straight home and grabbed my camera and, of course, it was gone. I took a photo for the hell of it and this is what I got. If you look really close, you can see the faint last little bit of the rainbow.
This is what it looked like when I first saw it.
Such a nice treat after such a ferocious storm!