Another Soggy Year?
The headline on today’s Metro & State section of the Austin American Statesman* reads “Farewell To A Soggy Year.” Apparently, last year was “the third-wettest year since records began in 1856…” Wow! Having lived in California during drought years, I guess “wettest” beats the alternative. (How I yearned for deep baths once upon a California drought…)
I don’t know that we should be so quick to say “farewell” to our soggy situation, however. Today it poured and poured; at least it did in central Austin. I was happily stuck in a velvet chair at the 45th and Lamar Starbucks, rocking out, listening to one of those burn-your-own-CD-thingies. (The great thing is that you don’t HAVE to burn a CD. You can just sit there for hours and listen for free and merely THINK about burning your own CD.)
We in Austin are very lucky to be a test market for these little armchair music-computer-thingies. (Yes, I confess; I am a Luddite.)
The only other place in the U.S. that you could be at Starbucks and listen to the music of your choice, on snug, excellent-sounding headphones, on a rainy Sunday, would be Seattle (the other Starbucks test market).
The only problem with that, however, is that then you wouldn’t be in Austin.
Sog on, y’all!
* Known among some of us as The Austin American Fishwrapper. Take no offense, AAS; some of us just LOVE our fish.