who loves the sun?


Three of the most boring things a blogger can write about are:

1) Writing.

2) Why they haven’t blogged in a while.

3) The weather.

I’ve done 1 & 2 many, many times.


Today I am going to treat you to #3.


As of yesterday, it had rained here for 12(ish) straight days.  At most, for that period, we got maybe an hour of sun on a few days.  We had mist.  We had fog.  We had thunder storms.  And we had torrential downpours.

Things I’ve learned:

1) There is no entry for “building an ark” on Wikipedia*.

2) During a stretch of a lot of rainy days, a little bit of sun will make me run outside to bask in it. (And possibly create and share graphic representations of same in MS Paint.)

3) I like making lists.

(*Wiki did tell me that: “In Greek mythology, Deucalion was a son of Prometheus and Pronoia. When the anger of Zeus was ignited against the hubris of the Pelasgians, Zeus decided to put an end to the Bronze Age with the Deluge.”

(You gotta watch that hubris.)

When I started writing this post, it was lovely and sunny.  This morning I actually went back into a few rooms because they were so bright that I thought I had forgotten a light on.

It has already started to cloud over.

Thankfully lovely ladies helped carry the load here last week, as I wasn’t doing a lot of my own writing — not for lack of trying.  (Yes, now I am boringly talking about writing.)

At one point, during a monsoon, I started working on a description of the main female character for the new novel idea, but it turned into a word doodle.  Of sorts.  This is what came out.  Let’s call it…

“fuck rain”

there are days
i’m telling you
there are days
— more lately
than before —
when i just

to find her

i want
to make me feel comfortable
i want
to excite me

but i’m a little pissed
at her

i feel
she’s watching
making me

i want
the pain

or poetic

i hate
the scars
of honour

on her
i want
to see
to know
you see?
you know?

fuck you

and yet
i write

and yet
i hope
that if
i keep going
the next ones
will become
with more

blame her

remind me
to edit this

stream of conspicuousness

or something

i just



12 Responses to “who loves the sun?”

  1. 1 shine

    So you really like rain?

    You should give Texas a try. It’s been over 100 degrees almost exclusively for the last two weeks or so.

  2. 2 Lily


  3. 3 LiLu

    Now I feel extra guilty about sitting on my couch watching Bridezillas on this gloriously sunny day…

  4. 4 Sid

    It’s winter in Cape Town. I spent yesterday tanning besides the swimming pool.

  5. 5 Rachel

    You could stay in Canada and head out west to Calgary! It’s always sunny here!

  6. 6 Amanda

    Yes, but a *writer* who blogs won’t make entries about writing or the weather boring. And a word doodle that feels like frustration at the edge of nothingness, seems a likely product of grey days barely tipped with a break of sunlight, or writing in endless circles. (Tho I mean that non-presumptively/subjectively.)

    No excuses for #2, however!

  7. 7 Jenn

    I thought I had something witty to say.

    Turns out, I don’t.

  8. 8 brandy

    You drawing skills are still something I’m marveling at. Ditto your stationary creating skillz. Seriously. You could SELL that stationary.

    • 9 shine

      What stationary? Does he do letterhead? I suppose I could just ask him…but this is more fun.

  9. I love the sun! And your word doodles. :)

  10. 12 E.P.

    Why there isn’t an article on building an arc on Wikipedia boggles my mind. That needs to be fixed immediately.

    And can you send the rain my direction? It is so freaking hot and humid here that I cannot stand to be outdoors for more than a few minutes.

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