Monday, September 26, 2011

what to do when it rains in carolina

this weekend was spent under a cloud of mist. like a warm blanket straight out of the dryer, the haze hung against us, cocooning us. in our beds. our homes. our shopping malls.

and when it rains in north carolina, especially after a particularly dry patch of sunshine that lasted into the evening, there are only a few things left to do. we beat the sludge by staying indoors, ushering in a new season by letting our senses go amok, wild even.

we went to the local county fair. this fair is small. the kind where you don't even want to think about how quickly the rides were put up and you can easily tell the hoops on the basketball toss are ovals, skewed so no child can win that illusive inflatable baseball bat. we ate country ham sandwiches as the sun set, and learned way more than we ever needed to know on the art of beekeeping from our local chapter.

then, on saturday, we indulged in live music. in .75 iced lattes sipped in a dark bookstore basement. listening to a band who wore flower garlands in their hair and on their mics. we ate frozen yogurt too heavy to finish, with hot fudge like i haven't had in years.

it was a good weekend, this rainy one. a good scrubbing of september to make way for the wash of october.


Gentri said...

Aw! This sounds like a perfect weekend! Besides the cheating basketball game! That just mean. Poor kids.

Thisisme. said...

Hi my friend. Sorry I haven't been around for this past week, but hopefully I'm back to normal now. (Well, as normal as I'll ever be!). Sounds like you had a good weekend, staying in out of the rain. You've changed your side bars since I was last here - I like it!! Love your comment, "a good scrubbing of September to make way for the wash of October"!

Justina F. Lee said...

Hahaha sounds like you've had a great time :-)

Could you make a post about rainy days in vancouver? 'Cause I totally need to's raining like hell here!

Amber Blue Bird said...

we had little fairs like that in Texas that I would go to with a few friends and we would ride every ride. I cant imagine how unsafe they were.

Annika said...

That sounds like a lovely weekend! I kind of like rainy weekends because it means time to pull out the rain boots and bubble umbrella!!

A Sweet Release

Claire said...

great weekend! We went to see some live music too (hubs does the sound) it was like a sauna in the pub! roll on the cool nights!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Even with the rain, that looks like some fun stuff to do!

Kristie Price said...

Love how you captured this all in words--especially that last line. "frozen yogurt too heavy to finish, with hot fudge like i haven't had in years" sounds like perfection :)

Hope you have a great week, lady!

Gwen Edwards said...

wow, you're making that fair sound pretty dreamy. what exactly is a country ham sandwich? the name alone sounds nice.

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