|Comments on Monday 29 March 2004:|
|How Australia differs from America, #384:|
A middling rain causes nice big streams to run along the sides of the roads, because the drainage holes are quite widely spaced. However, if you go for a walk in such rain, along fairly major roads during a time of significant traffic, you will be splashed a total of zero times, rather than the five to ten times you would expect in Maryland. You will also see approximately zero accidents caused by people being unable to drive in wet weather, rather than the one to three you'd expect in Maryland. As an added bonus, the rain is made of water rather than engine oil. [04:50]
|No, you're preddy much right when you generalize the entire country to being that way. The only exceptiong I can think of would be Alaska, and maybe Hawaii. But really, we all know they aren't truly part of the US.|
|You try driving in TEXAS when it's wet. You put a teaspoon of water on the road and people act like they can see Noah out the corner of their eyes.|
However, we do get the huge stream thingers on the side of the road, mostly because our soil is a mix of dust and clay and really is more like brick than anything else. It's quite fun. Our science class made little paper boats and floated them down the school driveway last time it rained.
Then we had to go inside, because the nurse was having a small aneurism, being of the old-school medicine and believing that we'd get "chilled," even though the ambient temperature was about the same as the one inside.
It was February, too. Texas evidently doesn't believe in central heating.
|In DC and N.VA, its even worse. People will literally look you in the eye and then aim for the puddles.|
|That's AWESOME! I know this sends me straight to Hell, but I would totally aim for people if I could drive!|
Of course, that's awesome in the way that exploding semis and face-planting skater eight-year-olds are awesome. I'd get a major guilt trip later, so I wouldn't do it twice. But still! That's awesome!
The weatherman says it'll be sunny all next week, so we can expect a nice thunderstorm round about Tuesday... maybe r. Telaneus will let me float the plastic battleship I spontaneously bought at the last garage sale I was at! That would be as awesome as aiming for puddles!
|Really? It's raining today... and will continue to do so for a few days (according to the weatherperson).|
|It's gonna rain on Monday, or so says Mr. Oliviera's knee... I wonder if I can get a ride from Brad?|
|Ha! It rained today. Brad gave me a ride. Hee.|
At least I can go to bed knowing that, because of me, at least seven people are severely damp...
|Ms. Spam, you are evil. Pure, unfiltered evil.|
|Thanks! I've worked so hard.|