Rainy day

rainydayRemember that Saturday Night Live skit with Chris Farley? “El Nino is Spanish for…the nino!”

It seems like El Nino has finally shown up. Pogo and I headed out this morning before the heavy rain hit. For a desert rat, a taste of some cloudy wet weather is a special treat. The desert takes on an incredible fragrant smell after a rain.

I made sure I donned my bright yellow Eddie Bauer rain jacket in case it started pouring. It seems the only people who like to use umbrellas are desert rats, but they’re not very practical. A good rain jacket can be had for nominal cost and will last many years (especially if you live in a desert). You want to make sure you buy one that has a hood, underarm vents so you’re not sweating inside, extra room to zip it closed over a jacket or sweater, and elastic or bungee ties at the bottom and neck to ensure you stay dry.

It looks like I’ll be able to get some more use out of my rain jacket this week.

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