On Steamy Weather

Late last week it started to rain.

It rained for several days. This was a good thing — we’ve had a bit of a drought here in Maryland this summer. The reservoir has fallen a good fifteen feet or more. The newspapers run stories about homes without water.

And the temperatures fell. The middle of last week the temperatures were hovering around the mid-nineties. As the rain fell, temperatures fell into the sixties.

As late as Wednesday, our high temperature was around sixty-five.

Sixty-five degrees. In August.

It was foggy. It was soppy. Hard rains fell. Soft rains fell.

And then, Thursday, the clouds broke. The temperature hit the mid-seventies.


Mid-nineties again. Incredibly humid. We live in a sodding jungle. A minute outside takes one’s breath away.


I miss the rains down in Africa.

Oh, sorry. I’m channelling Toto there.

Blech. :/

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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