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August 21st, 2007

Does rain make you happy?

The other morning, I woke up in a foul mood. I was grumpy and just wanted to stay in bed.

And then it started raining.

And I got happier.

I realized that I was actually getting annoying by all the hot, sunny days in a row. Now, I like sunny days just fine, but we’ve had a very, very dry summer this year (I’ve only mowed the lawn a few times this season because it’s just not growing). So, having some rain thrown into the mix along with cool weather really picked up my spirits.

My wife told me I was nuts for having my mood switch from foul to happy because of rain, but I know I can’t be alone here. Doesn’t anyone else like a good, strong rainstorm?

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jk August 21, 2007, 4:41 pm

I am right there with you! Growing up in a house that relied on rainwater makes one very appreciative of rain or anything else that allows you to flush the toilets without remorse.

I have my livingroom curtains open for the first time in months, and the AC has not kicked in for almost 2 days. It’s a happy week here in PA.

Merle August 21, 2007, 11:32 pm

Oh, yes. People at work think I’m a freak for walking to work while it is drizzling and breezy and raving about how lovely it is outside.. and for moaning and refusing to walk a long distance for lunch when it gets over 80F. Rain is very nice.

Steve A August 22, 2007, 3:06 am

My answer is a resounding: NO. After 2-1/2 years in Washington State followed by 5 years in Scotland. I don’t need to see rain. I believe it should rain when I’m sleeping. LOL.


Aanen August 22, 2007, 11:42 am

I usually get really tired when it rains.

I left for vacation during the hottest part of the summer here and went snowmobiling on a glacier in Iceland instead. Much cooler than the 100+ degrees here.

Nadine September 2, 2007, 5:31 pm

I live in Queensland, Australia and we’ve been experiencing a massive drought for the past year, so on the rare occasion when it does rain it’s a cause for celebration.
But then again, even if it rained every day I wouldn’t be complaining – rainy weather makes me horny – surely I’m not the only one!

Tessa September 28, 2007, 4:24 am

Rain makes me very happy for no reason at all.

Everyone around me thinks I’m nuts for being all smiles and energy when it’s pouring outside, I can’t really blame them because I don’t know why I’m happy about it either.

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