How the hell are we in a drought?

It rains here a lot. I mean, a lot. I am no scientist, but it doesn’t stop me from trying to solve this dilemma. Lots of water from the sky? Check. Severe Drought? Check. Something just isn’t making sense to me. I think I must go find a scientist.

In the meantime, I should say that I love the rain. It did cause all the fireworks to get canceled over the 4th (and the 5th when they attempted to reschedule), but I still have appreciation for the wet things. We just didn’t get the big thunderstorms in LA and I really missed them. And you have to understand that we do not have light drizzle here in North Carolina…oh no…we have REAL storms. They seem to come from no where. One minute it is hot, humid and still. The next finds the wind slightly picking up. By the time you realize that it is truly thunder you hear, the sky is already turning black, the lightening is jagging across the sky and is no longer in the distance and that ominous cloud above you has opened up and there is no way to get to dry and safe land. Gee, does it sound like we’ve gotten drenched a few times? Until one of us is actually struck by lightening, I reckon I will continue to be fascinated. And even then…

One thing that does perplex me about here, is the inordinate number of people who drive with their hazard lights on in the rain. You already have your lights on, and I see and appreciate that. So now you drive slowly in front of me with bright flashing lights. That is not a safety mechanism. No, that is freaking annoying. According to AAA, hazard lights are used on disabled cars, for signaling a problem or unusually large or unsafe vehicle, and for clearing lanes due to accidents. If none of these are true, and you still feel the need to use your hazards then please pull over to the side of the road, sit patiently as you pretend that you are truly stranded, and hopefully you begin to understand the error of your stupid ways.