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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Would ya look at that sky!

Be forewarned my friends when you hear an Irish person talking about the 'look of that sky' you can only expect to be headed into a lengthy conversation relating to the last few centuries of 'The Weather'. God knows if the weather was a little less rainy around here it would be Costa Del Ireland and a lot of what we love about our little island (rural and underdeveloped countryside, brilliant beaches and coast lines) would be long gone.

So the last few days have been a bit of a drag. OK - a bit of a swim would be more appropriate. If you are not wearing your wellies it is because you like having wet toes and wearing sodden socks at work or at school.

When the sky (above) looks like this, the outcome is never good. Because it does not get too warm around these parts (especially this time of year) the most you can expect is a great dumping of rain that might last for days, and days, and days. And when it's done - maybe a few more days.

For the most part, we all gather in the pubs (or canteen at school) and give the tired topic of the weather at least a half hours worth of due diligence before we realise we are as typically Irish as they come and it is time to change the subject and converse on more important things that may be going on outside the metropolis of Galway, Ireland.

Thankfully, a lot of people are totally uninhibited by the wetness of this island and carry on about their normal day and others just hole up in a local cozy pub and wait for it to pass.
There are times (like today) when something happens (due to the weather) that really makes you pause and think and probably even stop for a few minutes to be thankful that you are happy, and healthy and alive.

Four young women (students from the University) were killed last night in a car accident when their car hydroplaned hitting an oncoming truck. A fifth young woman and the driver of the truck are in critical condition.

Drip, Drip, Plop...................................

Drip, Drip, Plop................................

Please God - make the rain stop.

That is all the WiseWords I have for today,



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