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I was somewhat kidding - Blather, Rinse, Repeat
February 22nd, 2004
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I was somewhat kidding
When I said I had lost my umbrella. I brought it up because it was absurdly appropriate to the stereotype I was talking about. But I had, in fact, lost one of the two umbrellas that I own. Um, three. Three umbrellas that I own.

But let's be clear. Tom Robbins had it right - mostly - when he talked about Seattleites walking through rain. Mostly we don't worry about it. We might flip the hood up on our Gore-Tex jacket if it's really bad. Umbrellas just aren't a big part of my life. Which is why I could lose an umbrella under the passenger seat in my car and not even know it for maybe a couple of years.

But I found it. Just in case there was a groundswell of concern that I might get wet. A vast internet conspiracy to raise funds to keep my hair dry. An outpouring of... yeah, I know, but I just wanted to let you guys know.


And that reminds me. On that "How Dixie Are You" poll? If you're putting your old stuff out on your lawn, it's a YARD sale. If it's in the garage, it's a GARAGE sale. There was no checkbox for that. Literal-minded-me is somehow 53% Southern, which seems iffy.

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From:traypup
Date:February 23rd, 2004 04:39 am (UTC)
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I'm glad you're ok with getting wet. I generally don't use my umbrella, either, unless it's really bad and I have to look nice for a client or similar.

if I can get away with it, I just don't go out.

I agree with you on the yard/garage sale controversy. I had the exact same drama when doing that poll. I can't imagine I'm really 50% southern. I think I'm just well-rounded and/or well-traveled. LOL
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