This morning I woke up to the applauding sound of rain. The September grass has been longing for it, and now, it has finally come. The crisp chill of the hair-and-tree-rustling breeze has calmed for today, and it is raining. Sometimes I am convinced that I was made for rainy days. I love them.
I've always heard that people talk about the weather when they have nothing to talk about, but this statement does not ring true in my family. Every time I talk to my dad on the phone we chat about the weather, what it's been doing, what it's doing right now, what it's going to do (throughout the course of one day). When I was in college, I volunteered at a student-run radio program called WTJU News. I got involved when Niknak took the reigns as the program' director. Over the course of two years, I did everything except write--edit, produce and announce. I loved editing because that meant that I got to type up the weather report; while I don't remember any specific weather reports that I wrote, I always enjoyed making them colorful, seasonal and sometimes witty. I love weather. When I was in fourth grade, I wanted to be a tornado chaser just like Jo Harding. And yes, Twister is in my top ten favorite movies of all time.
Oh, and speaking of Niknak, we have already ordered our bridesmaid dresses for her wedding next spring! I'm so excited!