Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's Raining, It's Pouring...and Pouring

Ya know how sometimes people say things and you think they are full of it? Or at the very least, they are seriously exaggerating the situation?
For example, if someone says, "my kids scream all day long", obviously their kids don't literally scream all day every day, else they would not be standing upright.
Or if they say, "all I ever eat is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches"...okay, that's kinda true for me. But you get the point.
So before I moved to Florida someone told me that they hoped I liked rain because it rains a lot in Florida. I did that awkward thing where you smile and open your mouth just a little bit but you don't actually say anything. Please. It's the SUNSHINE state. Rain. Pft.
When we got here (in December) it didn't rain much. In fact, it rained less than in Virginia. Ha.
But I started to hear rumors...rain rumors. People, actual Floridians, started telling me about how in the spring and summer it rains every day. EVERY day. Every.single.day.
And I thought they were exhibiting those extreme exaggeration techniques we were discussing earlier.
They were not.
It rains every day.EVERY day. Every.single.day.
Not just rain like, "oh look it's raining." This is more like "batten the hatches, get to higher ground, someone round up two of each animal, we're going to need a bigger boat" type of rain.
It is insane you guys.
So I'm going to go eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while my house floats away.


Amanda K. said...

when we visited florida (i think i was 14?) it rained every day. it was summer then, and it'd be hot all day then a huge storm would blow through and cool things off...then the whole process would start over again.
also, we were camping, so that made it even more fun.

Jenny Ramsey said...

Fun as in...not fun at all? :)

Jenny said...

No one else's blog posts make me laugh out loud :) I was actually thinking about that the other day, how your posts unfailingly make me laugh. I didn't actually think the word 'unfailingly' at the time, but you know what I mean! ;)

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