Noah's knocking

It has been raining in Houston for a straight week already.  And it's not expected to stop for another week.  Instead of caving to the gloomy weather, I've taken advantage of the cooler temperatures and gone running outside in the rain almost every morning.  I've watched mushrooms sprout along the running trail and then turn brown and die because of too much rain.  The roadside drainage ditches have been turning into miniature rivers and the bayous are past flooding levels.  Areas that were drought-ridden last year are now flooding - oh Texas weather, fickle creature that you are.

Despite avoiding cabin fever, I've been feeling the effects of vitamin D deficiency.  It seems that no matter how much caffeine I consume, I always feel sleepy in the afternoons.  Searching for high octane music and videos on the interwebs tends to help.  If you like cars or just seeing a driver unbelievably rip through and shred the hills in San Francisco, you'll enjoy the below video by DC Shoes and Ken Block.  Ken Block, a professional rally driver, drifts (as in Tokyo drift) through San Francisco in his 600+ HP Ford Fiesta and makes you catch your breath with the completely insane stunts he performs.


I was particularly amused with the table top jump that Ken Block performs on Russian Hill as it is right by my buddy's home.  And I would never ever consider driving on that hill the way that Ken does.

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  1. That dude's crazy! I wanna drive like him....for realz!

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  2. We finally got some rain here in Phoenix and it was welcome indeed. I'm also lacking in my vitamin D (and iron). I don't drink caffeine but I'm trying to use chocolate instead :)

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  3. You ran in the rain? Girl, that's dedication!!!!! lol

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  4. I tend to feel really lethargic when it rains for days on end too. Hope this rain stops!

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  5. Wow, that's got to be the only Fiesta in the world that can move like that. Although, I can almost hear a 19 year-old college student betting his buddies he can do it too. :)

    Queen was a surprise at the end.

    If you see animals going past you in pairs while your running, follow them.

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  6. Ugh...while "you're" running.

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  7. texas certainly is no exception. i've never experienced this much rain in florida since i moved here twelve years ago. and, the rain is always so damn punctual. every single day around 4pm the sunshine state reverts back to its primal state. the swamp state. can't wait for fall when everything turns back to normal.

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  8. Omg that video. I don't think I took a breath the entire time. Crazy!

    I miss Houston's thunderstorms SO much! And the flooding!!! It's just so... interesting. In my experience, people on the west coast can't relate and it TOTALLY bums me out.

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  9. So happy it's raining over there... It's been a really dry year for you guys!

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  10. The rain and gloom you describe sounds like Portland during much of the year. Fortunately summer has finally arrived here so we are all replenishing our vitamin D stores. :)

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  11. Oh dear, Rooth. In addition to Portland weather, looks like you've picked up some of Seattle's too. Just enjoy that rain while it's present. The cup of coffee is a good idea, but definitely take advantage of those afternoon naps when you can:)

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  12. Oh, rain! It's dry as a bone here, with record high temps--we're surrounded by red flag warnings. Rain sounds positively delightful! (of course, I am an Autumn person. So. There's that.)

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  13. I love the rain, but even that would be too much for me, I think. It's fascinating how the earth is...dry as bone one year, flooded out the next. Stay safe and enjoy your weekend, dear.

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  14. Yup, I'm with you on the too much rain thing. We have yet to see our summer with record levels of rain. :(

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  15. This post is funny - I love your remedy! Have a great weekend and here's hoping you see some sunshine soon!

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  17. LOve This Dear! i enjoyed seeing it, Thanks For Posting ! ♥

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  18. Cars that fast make me so nervous! I hope it stops raining for you soon! We could use a little rain here, maybe send it our way?

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  19. Thanks for posting it! :-D

    It´s been pretty rainy here as well the last week, I´m a bit tired of it now.

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  20. I wish it rained here during the summer. It is hot!

    I loved that video so much. I would love to be a passenger in that car. I can't believe he was able to shut down the city to film this.

    *Erin

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  21. I love that you posted this Ruth because I think like every guy I knew in SF was posting this on FB when it came out. This is seriously a really cool video and everyone here in SF was trying to figure out when it was filmed. That is so exciting that it was near your friends house

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  22. the weather here is fickle too. lots of clouds. running in the rain would be nice, but the streets and sidewalks become so slippery, this would be suicide.

    I hope the sun will be back soon. for both of us :)

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  23. Such a cool video! Nice to catch those glimpses of the different parts of SF. I have to go there.

    Loulou

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  24. Despite all my time in the sun, I take a Vit D + Calcium supplement and I also take a Super B Complex for energy! What I probably really need is more sleep, lol.

    And holy crap, those stunts!!!

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