Hey kids. Hope you all had a nice day-off-from-blogging yesterday. I hadn't intended to return so quickly, but Nick & I had a funny adventure last night that I thought I'd share.
After a long work week, he came over to my place around 6:30pm. We ate dinner, then sat on the couch trying to decide whether to watch the remainder of the first Harry Potter film or go for a walk. Since it was so nice & warm & windy, I argued for the walk. Thus, the sneakers went on & off we went.
We wandered leisurely towards Hometown Center, to which I live very close. We looked at the Christmas lights in the center & I pointed out the various establishments at which I'd worked in high school. We ended up at a bookstore downtown, where I decided that Baby W is definitely getting a couple of Dr. Seuss books for Christmas!
While in the bookstore, the heavens let loose. We looked up & saw what I imagine Noah & his wife would have seen - torrential downpour outside the window. As the store was closing shortly, we had to leave - but where could we go? We ended up in the small hallway of the building (where I'd smoked cigarettes with friends in high school) & pondered our options.
Being short of money, we decided against waiting it out with a beer at a nearby restaurant. That was the first mistake. ;) Since it was still quite warm, we figured we'd just get wet & walk home. That, of course, was the second mistake.
Off we went into the downpour. Within seconds, we were thoroughly soaked & walking through deep puddles. We kept up a walking pace for quite awhile, making jokes ("Just taking a romantic walk in the rain. What are you looking at, sir?"). Deciding to take a shortcut across a lawn, we realized we were now wading through a sea of mud. That's when we started to run.
At one point, the rain was so heavy, I ran underneath a pine tree to get some cover. Nick joined me & yelled, laughing, "This isn't any better!" Off we went again. We ran home to my apartment & snuck upstairs (I live in an old mansion and leaving puddles in the front hallway is not something my landlords would enjoy). Since the walk was initially my idea, I don't think I'll ever live it down. But as Nick said, "Always an adventure with you, kiddo!"