It is raining outside... Actually, "pouring" might be a better word. About an hour and a half ago, I heard the first rumblings in the distance. I didn't know what it was at first... Was it fireworks? Was it a tv somewhere in the house? Was it someone or something rattling one of the windows? As it continued periodically, I realized, no, it was thunder and it was coming closer... I couldn't believe it! I had no idea that it was going to rain tonight, and just yesterday afternoon, I was saying that it has got to rain soon because I can only water the plants so much using sprinklers and hoses and our yard is way too big to do that at all efficiently... According to weather.com, it should be raining through mid-morning. Wonderful! It has been at least 6 weeks since it has rained in Tampa... more than 6 weeks really and with the temperatures peaking in the mid 80s almost that entire time. It was not looking good for vegetation. I hope the rain tonight goes a long way to replenishing the dry soil.
On a completely different subject.... I saw a commercial on Cartoon Network (Adult Swim) just a few minutes ago for the TBS Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon this weekend. Then I checked my e-mail and Maria had e-mailed me a link to the commercial on YouTube.com, http://youtube.com/watch?v=W1GXhYXLsdQ It's called "Frodo and Sam: Secret Lovers?" It can also currently be found at http://tbs.com/, which is TBS's official website. I couldn't believe it and wouldn't have if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.
While I'm at it, I remembered that I promised several people a very long time ago that I would post a link to "The Very Secret Diaries" by Cassandra Claire. Warning: It is a parody thing of LOTR and not at all meant for the eyes or ears of children. They could not possibly appreciate the whole thing and, even if they could appreciate it, most of the content is outright inappropriate in anyone's book. Use discretion... Also, I do not recommend eating or drinking anything anywhere near the computer while reading them because choking and ruining the keyboard, screen and/or carpet are very real dangers. They should be read in the order they are listed. http://www.geocities.com/lotr_lovers/secretdiaries.html That link will get you to all of the Fellowship Secret Diaries... Cassandra only wrote three for The Two Towers, they can be found at the following links:
Aragorn, son of Arathorn, Part 2: http://www.ealasaid.com/misc/vsd/aragorn2.html
Legolas, part 2: http://www.ealasaid.com/misc/vsd/legolas2.html