March 3rd, 2003

caillebotte_man at his window

Now I figure it out!

I've been unable to open the LJ login page all night. Then, a few minutes ago, after my most recent failed attempt, I tried opening a journal bookmarked in my lurk list (heh, wouldn't you like to know), and it opened right up, and I was able to log in from a BML page. Well, if I'd figured that out ten hours ago, I wouldn't have had to spend all that time downloading porn looking at e-Bay postcard auctions. (He he. I never get tired of that joke. I'll bet everybody else does, though.) Anyway, I've squandered the whole night, now. But today is another day, I suppose. In fact today is 03 03 03. I like that! And just think, we can look forward to a date such as this once each year for the next nine years! Yes, yes, I know. I'm much too easily amused. I'm also much too tired to do anything else tonight. But at least I now know how to sneak into LJ by the side door when Frank won't let me in at the front.
caillebotte_man at his window

Almost Caught by Rain

The storm came in from the north, massed battleship gray clouds advancing as the sun retreated. For a while, bright rays shone from behind their forward ranks, and in the western sky, smaller white clouds basked in sunlight on a pale blue blanket. Across the canyon to the east, as the world fell into storm shadow, The upper third of the ridge glowed in lingering light, a rampart of bright green trees. It must have been raining there already-- sun showers-- as the air above the trees glittered with a particular brightness. As I hurried home from my walk, the day rapidly darkened to an eerie dimness, and the blue in the west vanished. As I reached my door, the first raindrops fell, and within a few minutes the downpour was drumming on the roof and echoing in the chimney. It only lasted an hour or so, and the clouds opened a window to the west large enough to let a bit of sunset through, and illuminate all the bright drops clinging to the bushes and grass; a brief glimpse of the refreshed world, before night fell.