No Wonder they're Ducks

Ducks are the mascot at University of Oregon. I say it's no wonder with all the rain. The mascot needs to paddle around. I was driving to the gym today and the streets were like mini rivers. Everyone warned me of the rain, and it's been what I've expected so far. Actually, so far it's been better than I thought. Up to this point, the rain has been more like the Red light, Green Light, Yellow Light game. Did you ever play that game? Oregon plays it a lot with the rain. It doesn't rain, it does rain, then it just is on the verge of rain. It skips through these phases like every 30 minutes. One day can be a whole range of weather. And it doesn't pour a lot, but rather a constant drizzle. The locals tell me to layer up, so I bought another fleece a week or so ago. To be honest, right now the rain isn't so much of an issue as the temperature. It's just so cold--inside and out. Burrr! Next on my shopping list: rain boots and those gloves that have the finger flap.

A few songs I sing when I see the rain (cold):

  • Blind Melon's No Rain

  • Heather Nova's London Rain

  • Ella's Baby, It's Cold Outside (ok, it's not a rain song, but it is COLD)

  • Milli Vanilli's Blame It On the Rain

  • BJ Thomas' Rain Drops Keep Fallin' On My Head

  • Not sure the name: It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head and couldn't get up in the morning.