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in rushing rising rivulets

maura @ 10:04 pm

I did not sleep well last night. It was hot, yes, but that wasn’t really the problem. (All hail ceiling fans!)

Last night we finished up watching 2102. It was my pick, and I’m not going to apologize for it: I like a good big budget special effects apocalyptic flick every so often. Yes, at 2 hrs 38 mins it was a good hour too long, full of lame end-of-the-world conversations that could’ve been left on the cutting room floor. But the actiony parts were pretty sweet. Giant fissures opening up in the earth! California literally sliding into the ocean! Supervolcano exploding under Yosemite! Planes flying through Las Vegas skyscrapers as they collapsed! Good times. And it’s always nice to see John Cusack getting work.

So the big giant ending of the movie (SPOILER ALERT) is that the things referred to as arks that save the human race (plus a few giraffes and elephants) that we *thought* were spaceships throughout most of the movie are *actually* boats! (really submarines, absolutely enormous submarines.) So the ultimate Earth-ending climax is a series of gigantic tsunamis that overrun practically the entire landmass of the planet. Again, the effects were nice. Well worth the Netflixing.

(More spoilers: John Cusack does not die, just in case you were worried.)

But I think my brain was working overtime as I slept, because I awoke with a lingering weird feeling about water. Maybe it’s the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is such a huge bummer that I can’t read anything more about it. Also, once we lived in an apartment that had a roof that leaked insanely when it rained. Seriously, water used to drip from the light fixtures, and our landlords regularly failed to see that as a problem.

Continuing the watery theme, in the early morning hours it rained torrentially. We listen to white noise when we sleep that just happens to be the sounds of rainfall, so despite the thunder it took us a while to wake up. But I realized that the rain was louder than usual at 5:12am and spent the next 10 minutes stumbling around the apartment closing windows and drying off windowsills. Happy Monday! I was kind of tired today, natch.

All of this means that I’ve had the “Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down” song from the old Disney cartoon for Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day running through my head all day. I tried to find it for you on YouTube, but I could only find it in Swedish and Finnish. Here’s the Swedish version — enjoy!

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5 comments on “in rushing rising rivulets”

Anne (4 May 2010 at 9:27 pm)

I often have this song in my head, too! (The English version.) Thank you!

Anne (4 May 2010 at 9:28 pm)

p.s. did you like my El Grand Gazoo?

maura (5 May 2010 at 9:15 pm)

I know, that cartoon is full of great songs. We think that the VCR has finally given up the goat so it’s probably time to unload all of our videotapes, which means Pooh will have to go, sniff.

Wait, what is El Grand Gazoo?

Anne (7 May 2010 at 8:55 pm)

“as seen on facebook!”

Backstory: we had Flintstone vitamins and everyone wants to know which character is fortifying them. They didn’t know The Great Gazoo. So I found it on youtube for Max and the Spanish version popped up — we laughed so hard, listen to Barney! And, as I said on fb, “?Donde esta Harvey Korman?” because Gazoo’s voice is so silly.

maura (8 May 2010 at 9:47 pm)

That is awesome!

(I am having a hard time keeping up w/fb lately. Also considering quitting it, but haven’t yet. Stupid privacy crap with them lately, though, is starting to make fb seem less harmless and more evil by the day…)

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