I walked around in the rain today for hours. I really didn’t want to – what i really wanted to do was sleep in. But, eventually Matt persuaded me to wake up and join our friends on a random day in the city, and i wound up having (damp) fun. Included was the most excellent piece of cheesecake in the entire universe. It was the best culinary orgasm i’ve ever had. I’m going back on Monday to order a whole cake. Ummm….
I love the rain. Living in dorms and apartments doesn’t really give me the chance to enjoy it like i wish i could, but i love it all the same. This summer while we were training for Orientation, there was a massive downpour one really humid night, and a third of the orientation leaders decided to go outside and dance around like children. By the time we skipped and hopped the half a block to the soccer field we were soaked to the skin. On the curiously spongy astro-turf we kicked off our sandals and chased each other around for no reason at it. Towards the end we had a sort of sumo-wrestling match, which i lost at huge. The rain started to let up after a while, and without the constant torrent of fresh drops we all started to feel a bit soggy and cold, so we returned to the dorm and dripped our way back up to the eighth floor.
I have this uncanny knack for wearing corduroys when it rains. When i put them on yesterday morning it was nice outside, though a bit chilled, but it managed to rain all night so i wound up looking and feeling like a damp piece of shag carpeting. We finally found our way to the indoor clues, at which point i knew i was going to get sick, and that made me all the more manic and anxious to get the hunt over with. I finally found a hot chocolate machine on the 7th floor of one of the engineering buildings, and after that everything got better.
I felt a bit sick because i was out in the rain for quite a while last night. If i could have helped it i’m sure i would’ve made my way inside by the time it really started to come down, but it was the night of Pi Nu Epsilon’s scavenger hunt for the new members, and all the brothers and sisters of the fraternity come out to participate and hang out with the pledges. Anyhow, our hunt was on a balmy Spring evening, but the Fall class had no such luck, and so we ran to and fro all over campus with cameras in the rain. Early on in the sequence of events i sent my guitar home with someone who had work to do, so at least it wouldn’t be soggy when i got back to my apartment.
I didn’t really notice that it was raining last night. I couldn’t hear the sound of anything over the hum of my fan and the strains of music drifting out of my speakers. I only realized when i went to bed; with my ear pressed up close to the wall I could hear the drops as they met with the face of my apartment building and then slithered down to the ground. I wasn’t tired at all; i just listened to the rain.