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How much does the rainy weather affect your mood?

Asked at Borders, 700 N.H. St. on September 13, 2008

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Photo of Adam Luke

“Not much. I like it because it’s calming. The only thing I don’t like about it is that I work in a restaurant and more people tend to go out to eat when it’s raining.”

Photo of Jordan Guth

“Multiple days of rain get me down a bit. One day now and then doesn’t bother me much. It’s actually kind of a reprieve.”

Photo of Callie Coco

“Not a lot really. All that it makes me want to do is curl up on the couch and read a book.”

Photo of Michelle Simon

“It does impact me a bit. I woke up this morning and sent my friend a text about what a dreary day it is. When it’s like this outside, it just feels so blah.”

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ExxonMcCain 5 years, 7 months ago

TonightClear. Near record lows around 41. Northwest winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.Proof there is no global warming.

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Deja Coffin 5 years, 7 months ago

I decided to go with Beer Bread instead of Pie. The girls kept me busy so I had to find the easier of the two. So if anyone wants a really easy and good beer bread recipe, I got one! Maybe we'll try for pie today. I'm thinking around naptime!

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bearded_gnome 5 years, 7 months ago

hey snappy,you see geraldo rivera down there? put him right between your headlights, okay?

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bearded_gnome 5 years, 7 months ago

"Not much. I like it because it's calming. The only thing I don't like about it is that I work in a restaurant and more people tend to go out to eat whenit's raining."---Adam Luke, aboveYO Adam ... Dude! you work in a restaurant! most restaurants make more money when there are more customers! Most waiters make more in tips when there are more customers! or, what restaurant do you work at then?Dejahow was that pie then? hope you went for the homemade crust!
answer the question: no problem, what's a little water? just means I can't walk my dog on the levee 'cuz of the mud. ***as to py,if I remember right, her name was the name of Jimmy Stewart's horse. horses are usually great in the rain.

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ChristmasCarol 5 years, 7 months ago

Yeah, rainy days and Mondays always bring me down. _le vache qui rit.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 7 months ago

"I think the rain energizes the wild critters. I know it does that for me."- PyJust what kind of wild critter are you?

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Pywacket 5 years, 7 months ago

I love rain. I'd be happy if we had clouds 6 days a week. I feel angry and impatient when the Evil Yellow Eye is boring down on us for days on end. I was out pulling weeds in the rain today. You see the most interesting things in the rain--the behavior of big garden spiders, tiny green tree frogs, and baby snapping turtles is simply fascinating. There was even a fledgling cardinal hopping around in my front yard, attentive parents chirping encouragement for its flight attempts.We have happy crayfish burrowing out by the stream, wild asters blooming, and red-bellied woodpeckers zooming around. I think the rain energizes the wild critters. I know it does that for me.

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ohjayhawk 5 years, 7 months ago

sgt - those pics are very cool. It's very interesting how a little water can give such a different take on a picture.We just got home from the Columbus Zoo today, and on the way I saw something interesting... something that made me long for a trip out that way. I saw a pick-up truck and trailer with Douglas County plates on I-70 here in little 'ol Ohio. lol

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 7 months ago

Rainbows make me feel all smurffy...

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 7 months ago

R-I -"Dawn of time" as a figure of speech. Neither you nor I nor anyone else was around when time started. All I know is that lemurs enjoy the willow tree. That's just science, man.

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couranna1 5 years, 7 months ago

I just came from Seattle where it rains all the time and it does have an effect. Lot of people take dives off bridges there and the weather is a factor in it. I work @ the port and almost once a week some person takes a header. As for me it is a hassle but I don't really mind it

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 7 months ago

T_O_B,The "dawn of time"?You mean to tell me that time is finite structure and has a Definite beginning?Is time a dimension in which events occur in sequence, or is time a property within which we sequence and compare events?

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 7 months ago

Snap -God bless the willow tree. A safe haven for lemurs since the dawn of time.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 7 months ago

snap,Glad you made it throught Ike's visit.Dejacrew is supposed to be serving warm apple pie, but have not heard anyword on that yet.

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looza 5 years, 7 months ago

if I was a flower i'd love it.

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jumpin_catfish 5 years, 7 months ago

I got a pot o soup cookin', how's that for mood therapy?

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 7 months ago

The lemurs are roosting in the willow trees.....

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Deja Coffin 5 years, 7 months ago

I'm actually just finishing up Lean Mean Thirteen. I used to listen to them at work but jut got back into reading them. I'm a sucker for Ranger. I love those books because they're the first books that have made me out of nowhere start cracking up. I worked with a lady exactly like Lulu.

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canyon_wren 5 years, 7 months ago

Dejacrew423--aren't the Janet Evanovich books great? Are you on number 14? I've read them all--can't decide who is the coolest--Joe Morelli or Ranger. I kind of lean toward the latter. And Grandma Mazur is a treasure (guess that rhymes, doesn't it?--provided I am pronouncing it right!).

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 7 months ago

Just got word from Snap. He made it through the hurricane ok. He didn't mention anything about the lemurs.

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coolmom 5 years, 7 months ago

firstly sgt, those are awesome pics. as for the rain question i love it when it rains at night and i can sleep with my windows open or on the covered porch it is very soothing. i dislike daytime rain and it makes me feel sad and irritable if it is heavy overcast for more than a day or two.

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ms_canada 5 years, 7 months ago

Oh yeh! I love rainy days because I have a good excuse not to go for a walk. I know that I have to walk each day to keep in shape, but I totally hate it. I am so dang lazy it hurts. With the rain I don't have to feel guilty for lying on the sofa all day long reading the latest book from the library. yipeeeee! lazy people love the rain.

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Deja Coffin 5 years, 7 months ago

Anyone made it out to Renn Fest yet? It's completely off subject but just curious.

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ljworldsubscriber 5 years, 7 months ago

The rain/weather thing isn't the real story here - it's the amazing fact that out of four people, three of them have two first names, and the fourth has two last names!! What are the odds? Nearly incredible!

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Deja Coffin 5 years, 7 months ago

Reticent, that all depends on my daughters. And if the homemade crust works out or I have to sneak to the store for a Pillsbury one.

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 7 months ago

Ohjay, it does make things a little bit more difficult, but it also makes for some really, really cool pictures sometimes -- especially for sports. See the third, fourth and fifth pictures here:http://burrillstrong.com/wordpress/?p=358I do have a rain cover for my longer lens (http://www.naturescapes.net/store/product.php?productid=131&cat=67&page=1 ), so I can shoot in those conditions without destroying my camera. But I don't have a cover for my wide lens, so the other camera has to stay in the bag.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 7 months ago

The homestead is a quagmire today. And it is till raining. I woke up and my 5 inch rain gauge was full. Hoo haa!!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 7 months ago

Deja,What time will that pie be out of the oven and cooling?

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Deja Coffin 5 years, 7 months ago

I agree with canyon, I actually think I'm going to bake a pie today. I've got a big box of freshly picked apples calling me. The rain also makes me want to sip tea or drink coffee all day. And I'd love to finish the Janet Evanovich book I started but the 1 year old and 4 year old will decide that I need to play with play-dough and read princess stories instead.

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 7 months ago

Hey, RETI, turn that frown upside-down...):

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trinity 5 years, 7 months ago

as long as i have plenty of sugar laden fattening snacks and a good book handy i am fine...oh yeah also as long as my internet connection&satellite tv stay on, i can cope. heh.

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Crossfire 5 years, 7 months ago

My D-O-G told me to build a boat.Your dyslexic servant, Noah.

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canyon_wren 5 years, 7 months ago

Living in arid country, I appreciate any rain we get--not just for the moisture, but for the change. I really like rainy days--they put me in the mood to bake something or make soup, etc. We don't have the magnificent storms out here in canyon country that Kansas has, and I kind of miss those--the yellow sky and stillness before a major thunderstorm. Of course, I don't miss the tornadoes. We do have great chain lightning around here which is spectacular--not much of the broad "heat lightning" of the Midwest, however.

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Chris Ogle 5 years, 7 months ago

First day of rain is fine.... second day, not so good.... third day sucks

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jonas_opines 5 years, 7 months ago

also, the rain sucks when you're only constant form of transportation is a scooter

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jonas_opines 5 years, 7 months ago

Not at all, and I strongly advise you to not ask again, you conceited, self-centered, irritatingly gauche @#$%$#@5 235@#%$@#$#@ %@#%@#%@#$@#$$^%$&$%%^%^%^%^%^$*$%^&$#^#$%$&%$&%^&(#@@$%^!!!!!

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ohjayhawk 5 years, 7 months ago

I quite enjoy rainy days. We've been quite dry the past few months. We could use a few days of nice soaking rains.sgt - I wouldn't imagine the rain would be too good for your tools of the trade though.

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 7 months ago

The moral of the story: if you have a job or are in school, rainy weather is no big deal; if you're unemployed, rainy weather is depressing.I actually enjoy some good rainy weather. Not all the time, of course, but enough. This is probably good, as it's raining right now and promises to do so throughout the weekend.

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