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Emily Grossman

Nine Boxes of Rain

July 26, 2008 at 10:45 PM

The sun stopped by on his way through, rather apologetically. We asked him if he'd failed to notice the time--it's been over three weeks since he last visited. How long did he plan on sticking around this time, and should we even bother to take off our raincoats?

He didn't say much, just some excuse about the price of gas these days, and with that, he was gone.

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on July 27, 2008 at 1:00 AM
Second day of motorcycle school, 100 degrees, all day on asphalt, long sleeves, gloves, head cover, learning how to transcend the nine boxes altogether. Or at least not hit them.
From Michael Steele
Posted on July 27, 2008 at 5:02 AM
The sun owes me money. He refuses to pay my air conditioner repair bill. Oh yeah, and he's been here the last few weeks with gifts of brown lawns and dusty air. Today he told me that he'll step it up a notch and contribute triple digit heat tomorrow. I told him I didn't want his contributions, just the money.
From Tobias Seyb
Posted on July 27, 2008 at 12:19 PM
The sun owes you nothing.
It gives more solar energy than we could spend or waste like the dinosaur fuel, if we would only use it...

...even if sometimes it's too hot for me to practise the violin.

I would gladly share some of the heat with poor violinists in alaska.

From Emily Grossman
Posted on July 27, 2008 at 7:03 PM
Oh calm down, Tobias.

Hey Michael, speaking of sun, George would like to thank you and Jacquelyn for the box of moon pies: "They hit my atomic spot."

From howard vandersluis
Posted on July 28, 2008 at 11:05 PM
Oh my God... I'd shoot myself if I couldn't see the sun for so long. But then again, I would have ALREADY shot myself during the winter when it's dark all the time even without rain. Blah.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on July 29, 2008 at 8:33 AM
These are the John Cusack days, as I like to call them. There's a bit in all of us that likes to revel in the dreary spells.

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