Mountain Musings


I Love A Rainy Night


Some folks never tire of complaining about the rain. They complain when there’s not enough, and then they complain again when we finally get some and they want it to stop. Me, I just love a rainy night.


“Well, I love a rainy night, it’s such a beautiful sight. I love to feel the rain on my face, taste the rain on my lips in the moonlight…’cos I love a rainy night, yeah I love a rainy night, well I love a rainy night…” (“I Love A Rainy Night” – Eddie Rabbit – 1980)


This week’s rainfall was a nice little soaker, I must say, and I’m not complaining because it’s way better than a drought. Why, I remember one time back in the 70s when there was so little rainfall that we were advised to put bricks in our toilet tanks to conserve water. The only problem with that is when you have to flush twice, and just how does that save water?


They also tell you to conserve by rinsing your shaving razor in the water you’ve saved in the sink. Yuck, considering what some folks put down the drain, you might want to sanitize your sink before doing that, but then you’d just be wasting more water.


If you’re serious about conserving H2O, try showering with a friend, but remember to keep socially distant. Or, if you’re married, take a shower with your spouse; it’s guaranteed to wash all your cares away.


“Showers washed all my cares away. I wake up to a sunny day, ‘cos I love a rainy night, yeah, I love a rainy night, well, I love a rainy night…”


When you’re finished fooling around in the shower and you don’t know what to do next, you can while away the time with a board game, like Scrabble. The only problem with Scrabble is my wife tends to come up with improbable words like Iraq – and how can that even be a word if there’s no u following the q? To make matters worse, knowing that the q is worth 10 points, she plants this highly suspect word in such a way as to have the q smack-dab on top of a triple letter square….Bingo, 33 points for one word.


But two can play at this game, so I promptly come up with Xanax, which is a real word. Keeping in mind that each x is worth 8 points, I place one x on a triple word score and the other x on a double letter square…voila, 144 points.


If a riot hasn’t ensued by this time, we could always head back to the shower to cool off… “This just in from our Channel 2 newsroom, we’re on stormwatch tonight as the Southland braces itself for another soaker, blah, blah, blah…”


“Well, I love a rainy night, yeah I love a rainy night, ooh I love a rainy night, you know I do, yeah, yeah, I love a rainy night, I love a rainy night…”


Keep it flyin’, Uncle Mott