Wednesday, November 3, 2010

rain and more rain

Rain is good for the complexion as your mother may have told you as a kid when you couldn't go outside to play because of the rain. Dolly Parton put a positive twist on it, "The way I see it, if you want a rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." The positive things about the Irish climate, no bushfire threat, green fields and no water restrictions. Ohh and there's no point in washing the car as its going to get wet and dirty in half an hour anyway. I had two electricians round today as the outside lights weren't working they managed to half finish the job which is great as this is Ireland, one good thing about renting is I shan't get the bill :)

For dinner tonight I'm making pork in cider stew with red and yellow bell peppers and mushrooms, I still haven't advertised my new business yet so haven't any work yet, but did give out a few cards, theres a meeting of the Oughterard small businesses this coming Monday so I'll go along to that see if I can make some contacts and give out some fliers.
How much rain could a rain cloud rain if a rain cloud could rain rain

It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a new Indian Chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets, and when he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the weather was going to be. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared. But also being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked,

"Is the coming winter going to be cold?"
"It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed," the meteorologist at the weather service responded.
So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared. A week later he called the National Weather Service again.
"Is it going to be a very cold winter?"
"Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied, "it's going to be a very cold winter."
The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they could find. Two weeks later he called the National Weather Service again.
"Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?"
"Absolutely," the man replied. "It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever."
"How can you be so sure?" the Chief asked.
The weatherman replied, "The Indians are collecting wood like crazy!"

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