27 October 2014

about a rental car and the rain





Today, Robbie got home from Seattle -- and just a couple hours after I snatched him up from the airport...a rainstorm arrived! It was (truly) magical. Robbie and rain! My two favorite things! And I know rain isn't something that too many people get this excited about...but Denver is a rather dry, dry place most of the time. 

And so we went on a drive in our rental car (my poor Subaru was smashed when a construction company dropped a big piece of equipment on her front end last week -- while she was just parked nonchalantly on the street last week). And let me say, driving a car -- ANY car -- from 2013 (ok, like any car made after the early 90s, actually) is. ridiculous. 

(About this car. There are the things that are actually insane, like: It turns off and on with a BUTTON. There is a touch screen and it lets me play Jenny Lewis.  And then there are the things that are probably expected in vehicles these days, but that still feel like magic tricks to me: IT HAS A REMOTE THAT LOCKS AND UNLOCKS THE CAR. Cup-holders! Automatic windows! It is a car or a spaceship? It eludes me.) 

Oh, but the rain! It was so good, the way it plopped on the windows when the car was still at stoplights, and pooled into puddles for us to whoosh through on smooth tires. And then there was the way it makes everything -- and everybody -- glow, which feels odd, because it is by definition not a glowing thing, but an overcast-and-bearing, quieting thing. But it does it. And rain is full of all sorts of wonderful contradictions, just like the best people. And that is just another reason why I love the rain.

15 comments:

  1. Your description of the rental car killed me. What is the technological madness?!

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  2. Rain is one one of my favourite things too...mainly as it's the name of my niece!!

    Turning off the car with a button...what if the button jammed?? Eeeks..

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  3. i love your iPhone case! is it DIY? if it is, can you show me? :D

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    1. thank you!

      it is from lavender and lace -- mila's right, I have some more snaps of it in the post right before this. : ) I added a link up at the top of this post, too. absolutely love mine!

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  4. This post made me laugh, you sound just like me with cars haha! Lovely pictures and such a lovely description of rain.

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  5. "And rain is full of all sorts of wonderful contradictions, just like the best people. And that is just another reason why I love the rain." You are so lovely.

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  6. Such a cute post. Cars these days amaze me and how much they can do. Both my husband and I have old cars so we're not used to the luxury.

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  7. it makes me so happy how much you love the rain. it hardly ever rains here in southern california. and i love the rain so much.

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  8. Haha, I can totally relate with your feelings about new cars! My first car was this total beater, stick-shift and all! So when I bought a new car last year I felt totally spoiled! Windows that roll down, a CD player (!!!), and cruise control?? Such luxuries. Hahaha

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    1. a CD PLAYER!? WHAT! WHAT IS THIS MADNESS!

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  9. Love these photos - especially the one of the bug! Have fun with the rental - if I had automatic windows I'd be having a blast, too :)

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  10. It's very Jetson-esque.

    I love your blog. I am a huge fan of free people, thrift stores, vintage, hardwood floors etc. I just moved to the Denver area from Canada so I'll have to ask for some recommendations about local thrift stores and where to buy good used books!

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  11. these photographs thoughhhhh. seriously so so breathtaking!

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