Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

summer downpour

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It smelled tropical and it came straight down. I miss this kind of summer downpour. A rarity in CA. How much I've enjoyed it is beyond simple words. Last I was under it, was in NYC in 2007. Rain in CA was never without wind or cold. On June 28th, 2011, it came down in sheets, like the summer rains we had at home. It was warm and wet. I drove under it, listening to its tapping on the HippoRodeo's sunroof. Big drops. Incessant. I've walked under it and felt glorious and happy. Oh, how I miss the summer rain.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

karen's 40th

Posted by Hippo Bean at 9:52 PM 0 comments Links to this post
I cant even remember the Hippo's 40th. Hm, she was unemployed, broke with a smashed up car, and living at home with no internet access. So I guess her 40th came and went and now forgotten. K's was celebrated among friends and family in their home in Watsonville, big, new and decorated with gorgeous up-scale furniture. Particularly the pictures on the wall, Sandeman, and a painting of D's late dog, in B&W, so real. The kitchen had a center island covered in granite. All stainless steel. K showed us the wedding photos and her gown was spectacular. Really wished I've attended it. D's coral aquarium was well tended and he displayed it with pride. The in-laws were there and they all got along so fine. "Are you from MBARI too?" they asked. Gosh, I've known K&D for 10 years now, and much had changed in their lives. Better job positions, both homeowners and now married. Happy bathday K! At 40, you're still very young ... compared to the rest of us!

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