Every day, about 3:00-5:00 PM, we get rain. This is a relatively normal occurrence during the summer. One nice thing about the rain is it’s cold water and between the wind and rain the afternoon temperatures drop about 15 degrees. Most days, I get home from work and just sit it out before heading out for my ride. The hot pavement drys up the water fast, with only the occasional puddle.
Today, I was planning to fore go my ride to let my legs recover. So I ended up cleaning house, doing laundry, and vacuuming the abundance of White Dog’s hair which was forming tumbleweed size hairballs. About 3:30 PM there were huge, black rain clouds forming. I heard a few claps of thunder, but no rain. I couple hours later I walked out to check the weather…overcast and cooler. Lickety split, I changed into my bike shorts and grabbed my helmet. I kept the ride short, about 6.5 miles, and the legs held up just fine. I’m starting week 6 and I think I’ve built up a bit of endurance…Yay!
I would like to see the day when clothes become disposable (biodegradable, recyclable). Just think about it; in all of the futuristic or advanced civilizations (as seen on TV) everyone wears a zip-up onesy (they probably have the feet in them) uniform. This eliminates the need for fads and designer fashions. I’m confident that a futuristic fabric will be developed (using dust from the Mars probe) that will accommodate the one size fits all theory of the 21st century. This will put Omar the tent-maker out of business and there will finally be truth in advertising.
Waste disposal would be a thing of the past. Everything would be recycled, including our uniforms. Perhaps, entitlement will catch on and the government run waste disposal man recycle man will pick up one day and drop off the next. Just like in the old days, when there were cloth diapers and diaper service, our uniforms would be delivered to our door steps. In the scheme of things, this would eliminate census takers, because everyone would have to apply for uniform delivery based on the number of peeps in the household.
Another thing of the past…
Water and air conservationists will put big businesses on skid row; no wasting of water and fuel for electricity. No need for Tide, Gain, Purex, and Oxyclean. Finally, there would be equality amongst the classes, everyone would look alike (no more droopy pants with under wear showing). Talk about balancing the budget…this could save trillions!