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Rainy Days with Amy of A is for Ampersand

March 18, 2012

Hey there, champions! My name is Amy, and I run a silly little corner of the internet called A is for Ampersand where I blog about thrifting escapades, cats, diet coke, and adventures in my 1984 Westfalia Vanagon. I’m a designer and a writer, but mostly just a hoarder in the making with a raging predilection for all things pre-1980.

For the entire sum of my 25 years of life, I’ve always sworn by rain. And to be honest, I might be the only one in the entire universe that doesn’t worship the sun. I’m kind of like that witch in Sword in the Stone that hates sun. Know what I’m talking about? I’ve always dreamed about living in Seattle where it always rains. Seattle natives like to battle me on this, saying I’ll get sick of it. To them I say, yeah right.


Goggles Umbrella

So, here are five reasons why rain is THE coolest weather you know. All you sunshine lovers, get ready for a run for your money.

1. Gutter Boat Races
My #1 most awesome childhood memory is making little boats and racing them down the street gutters when it rained. We’d start those boats at our cul-de-sac and follow them alllll the way to the park, which was three blocks away. Why don’t adults do this? Lame.

2. Glorious Thunder
You can fight it all you want, but thunder and lightening storms are pretty much as gorgeous as it gets. Plus, sometimes the power goes out and you get out of work/school, which is always optimum.

3. Slothful Behavior Justification
Sometimes when it’s sunny, you feel like you really need to go out and do something. Yeah, that’s fine, but what about the days when you just want to have a bed-in for peace and start a Grey’s Anatomy marathon? On those days, rain makes this perfectly ok.

4. The Smell. THE SMELL!
You can’t fight it. Rain is THE best smell in the universe. It’s right up there with freshly baked cinnamon rolls and coffee, which both are great things to have on a rainy day.

5. Rain Painting
If you’re a rain hater, it’s probably because you’ve never rain painted. Set out some white construction paper and sprinkle powdered tempera paint on it. Watch as the rain drops blur the powdered paint and create magnificent art.

See? Rain is the BEST. So, next time it rains, grab your best umbrella, get those galoshes, and enjoy it. Happy spring!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Kelsae March 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I lived in Seattle till I was 13, and never got sick of the rain. I live in Utah now and still find myself missing those cloudy days. Glad I’m not the only wet weather enthusiast!

  • Reply the apropos umbrella dress | Amy Morby :: Designer :: Writer March 19, 2012 at 10:47 am

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  • Reply Mindy Harris March 20, 2012 at 12:53 am

    i love amy. so cute and smart and witty.

  • Reply Emily Reiter March 20, 2012 at 2:36 am

    I’m obsessed with this post. And I’m obsessed with rain. Nice work, Amy!

  • Reply Beautifully Pure March 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’m totally with you, Amy! Rain is *the best*! <3

  • Reply Amisy food processing machine March 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I cannot agree with you any more. Rainy days can make me calm down to think about many questions and make me enjoy myself.

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    What’s up, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this blog post. It was helpful. Keep on posting!

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