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I may have mentioned earlier -in fact, I know I did- that it's been a very wet summer this year, but until this afternoon, I'd managed to avoid the worst showers. Not so today.

When I go out in search of lunch, I usually stop for a chat with the security woman downstairs (as I don't feel comfortable ignoring people whose desks you have to pass by on your way in/out, as most employees seem to do in this building that houses us on the 3rd (and soon, the 1st as well) and a bank on the 5th floor), and sometimes bring her back a little something, too. So, yesterday she told me that lunch would be on her, but because of the office outing, I couldn't take her up on it. Today, she repeated her offer.

There's a really good sandwich bar a couple of streets or a 10-minute stroll away, so I said I'd bring us back some of their tuna loona ciabattas, knowing she's partial to them, and ventured out into the drizzle. I hadn't even reached the corner when it started chucking it down, and within minutes, I was soaked right down to my underwear - my light summer jacket just couldn't cope with the amount of water.

Anyway, I got the sandwiches, walked back, sopping in my ballet flats, and about an hour later started to feel really chilly and uncomfortable in my wet things. Luckily, one of the guys in Retail had a couple of T-shirts left over from a special event, so I changed into those; but couldn't do anything about my wet jeans (or undies, or shoes). And then later, when it was time to go home, I had to put on my wet jacket again as it still hadn't stopped raining!

I took a long hot shower when I got home, but to be honest, I'm still feeling rather soggy.

Heigh-ho.

1. Reply to this post with "UNICORNS", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

The following were chosen by enigmaticblues:

This one, by estroverso, is one of those icons I use to convey the idea that something's not gone well, or to express sympathy with someone who's had a bit of bad luck. It depicts The Doctor and Rose from 2005's New Who, shortly after discovering the Earth has been invaded by none too friendly aliens again. Also, Nine's been slapped by Rose's mother, who mistook his interest in her daughter earlier.

This one, by crofan28 I've had since 2004, and is one of my Common Rotation icons. I especially like to use it for gig reports. Offstage Lines is the title of one of their old songs, and one of my early favourites.

An icon I've had for years. It's by mycautionfix and shows the character of Rory Gilmore looking quite glum, but sitting at a table with colourful balloons. I suppose you could call it my silver lining icon.

Another icon, by kaaatie, from around the same time (2003/04) when I was still quite into Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As a massive fan of footwear, I simply had to add this icon to my collection.

The last one is by heart_itraces, and one of my many Top Gear-ones. I use it when I post about new beginnings that I don't know how they're going to turn out yet, or something I've tried and it hasn't worked quite as I wanted it to.

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suze2000
Aug. 26th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
Ah the endless rain. It's rained here for what seems like a year. Sick of it. Sick of the grey clouds.
gamiila
Aug. 26th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
Not quite a year, but we haven't seen much of the sun here since late May. Occasionally, a few rays break through the cloud cover, but mostly, it's been dreadful. Wettest summer since 1901, apparently.

I had been planning to paint the outside woodwork this summer, but with so much rain falling down, I'm just having to hope against hope that it won't rot away before I can get to it -- next year, hopefully.
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