Highlights of the past week:
Caught in sudden and unexpected torrential rain with friends (see picture at end) and had to sit through a church talk literally* dripping wet in clothes that I now know are opaque only when dry. Everyone turned to stare at our waterlogged selves as we left.
Tuesday and Wednesday
Really good (even by this Arkansas storm snob’s standards) tree-downing thunderstorms, complete with unbelievable rain, cloud-to-ground lightning**, howling winds, sky-splitting thunder, and even hail. Fun to watch from safe dry apartment.
Discovered that I have a new fan (shout out to W?H, who left two comments). Very happy.
Watched German film Lola rennt (Run Lola Run). LOVED it.
Went running with TTJ right in the middle of Friday’s severe thunderstorm complete with aforementioned wind, rain, thunder, and lightning (though no hail), sometimes through shin-deep puddles but never across bridges (we didn’t want to court the cloud-to-ground lightning flashing around us). At one point the wind was so strong and the rain so heavy that the drops literally*** stung my skin as I ran. (FREAKING. AWESOME.) Later, got first-ever facial at wonderful skin care salon. (Wicked expensive.) (Worth. Every. Penny.)
Celebrated a friend’s birthday at Six Flags New England, a fantastic amusement/water park including multiple award-winning roller coasters, water slides, and park employees dressed in furry plush cartoon character suits (had to be indescribably fun on a 90+ degree day). Pictures to come. Very sorry to have sworn off treats until mid-July five days before Six Flags visit as Six Flags features multiple Cold Stone and Ben and Jerry’s locations, but have to fit into (as-yet-unmade) trailer trash bridesmaid dress very soon.
Just FYI to my faithful readers, this week I’m headed out to Utah for a family reunion and I am NOT (NOT. NOT. NOT.) taking my computer with me. (This does not mean, however, that you shouldn’t continue to check my weblog every day and keep my stats [which are directly proportional to my self-confidence] up.)
*I am using the term “literally” here literally, not figuratively, as has become entirely too common.
**NOT LIGHTENING–contrary to popular belief, that word contains no “e”!
***Using the term literally again.