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A little rain don’t bother me

A little rain don’t bother me
480 days ago 15 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:Gotham Queens, Poco, Joe Cocker, (MacBook, iPad, iPhone, blucube speaker, surge protector, wireless landline, Zoom
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The title represents one of two relevant song titles I considered after deciding on this blog. You see I had another topic in mind – another discussion – perhaps another day, certainly another blog. When I retired for Friday eve, I opted to bring the laptop upstairs to leave on the dining room table for easy outside deployment yesterday. The laptop allows me to deploy the larger external monitor that, in many ways represents the outside office covered in some of my prior blogs. I even re-arranged it a week prior when “GQ” (Gotham Queens) group coordinator complained about my Zoom background on one call. The recent re-arrangement satisfied Dan but also made it easy to switch from chair to a comfy chaise lounge.

 

So as is tradition in good weather, I enjoyed breakfast outside and used the laptop to catch some morning news on the external monitor. I also perused a few New York dailies. I later tended to the garden clearing the tree (seedling) droppings that remained so I could drop red mulch soon. I had much earlier exchanged plans with yesterday’s blogger; Gotham’s webmaster) aka “The Dude” since the eve before) advised passing on golf to get in gardening before the rains came. I recall Shelly sitting out on the other side of my “outside desk” under the large 11’ umbrella I procured earlier this season telling me as I almost completed my garden tasks that some rain began to fall. It pretty much stopped as I returned upstairs to the deck. I decided to switch to the chaise lounge from the chair. Very comfy. Some light rain but the umbrella pretty much provided coverage. Shelly retired inside. I stayed out but under cover – and then the rains came. I stayed out until it was time to get ready to go out for dinner in a nearby phase 3 community. I deployed the cover for the monitor, large enough to secure the other electronics (MacBook, iPad, iPhone, blucube speaker, surge protector, wireless landline) until time came to go inside.

 

The fun thing, I enjoyed sitting there outside despite the heavy rain. Thus the title above from Poco’s latest studio CD, 2012’s “All Fired Up”)

 

As for the other song, in ‘74, Joe Cocker released the LP, “I Can Stand A little Rain. I sure did.

 
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  •  Daniel Schwartz: 
     
    Just got around to reading this as i catch up from my vacation down south, no work email until the last day at the Sandbar. I hope the joking comment on the view wasn't taken too seriously, but glad it worked out.
     
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  •  Shelley Simpson: 
     
    I love a good summer rain ... I've run in many. I can picture you sitting and smiling in front of that external monitor while the rain falls. You know most people would gather up their precious electronics and head indoors. Glad your priorities are in good order.
     
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  •  ODEY RAVIV: 
     
    You found a nice way to spend a rainy day!
    Speaking of rain songs- John Fogerty has a great one- Have You Ever Seen the Rain.
    I caught Fogerty's 50 year career retrospective at Red Rocks on PBS. Recommended!
     
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  •  Vincent Russo: 
     
    Rain
    I don't mind
    Shine
    The weather's fine
    I can show you
    That when it starts to rain
    (When the rain comes down)
    Everything's the same
    (When the rain comes down)
    I can show you
    I can show you…
     
     06.28.20201 replies1 replies 
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  •  Rona Gura: 
     
    So the song "Rainy days and Mondays" does not apply here?
     
     06.28.20201 replies1 replies 
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  •  Mitch Tobol: 
     
    Rainy day...dream away...let sun take a holiday
     
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  •  Marilyn Genoa: 
     
    The rain can be very comforting on so many levels.
     
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  •  Fred Klein: 
     
    I love sitting on our side porch during the rain while communing with a slice of Nature!
     
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