February 11, 2007 11:40 AM

Ooo I Hear Laughter In the Rain

Oooo how I love the rainy days and the happy way I feel inside ...

Laughter in the Rain by Neil Sedaka. That would be the theme song of yesterday. Well, except the laughter was in my head. To myself. Cause just randomly laughing in the rain kinda would make people cross to the other side of the road you know?

I want to say I went out yesterday to go walk and lose myself in the wonderful campus of Berkeley but that's not true. I had to go to the bank (all the way at the BART) and I will rather walk three and a half blocks than incur a processing charge at an ATM machine. I refuse to give money to the institution.

I pulled out a bunch of dollars and then while standing at the crosswalk, thought about the following things. First thing, I am calcuating the opportunity cost of the time I'm taking to go to the bank (is it greater than the monetary cost deducted by a nearby ATM?). Second thing, where the heck am I going to eat for lunch? I answered that in a jiffy by going, "Chinese."

Third thing was the route I am going to take. I wanted to go and stop by the gigantic VLSB building but I decided to take the route I used to take last semester. I call it the Route of Memories. Oh the old days last semester ... I want to cry. Give me a Kleenex. Sniff sniff.

The fourth thing was whether to go buy a croissant to feed the squirrels. Hey, it was a long wait for a green light.

While I was about halfway through the crosswalk the rain went from a puny drizzle into a bad-momma-jomma downpour. Good Lord, I wish I stole an umbrella from my suitemate.

Since I was lord soaking wet anyways, I went down to Strawberry Creek in one of the most isolated parts of campus and sat with my sandaled feet in the running water (definitely scrubbing those piggies later) and just hummed songs to myself. Then I laid down on the soil and watched the rain fall down around me. Could have took a nap had not the rushing water pushed me down a couple feet and I was afraid of where I would wake up.

Notch one more moment into "the College Experience."

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