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A Blade Runner Kind of Sounds Like a Snow Plow

The expression goes “when it rains, it pours.” Currently, in Columbus, Ohio, that expression can be amended to “when it snows, it’s your chore, there’s always more and where’s my shovel from Thor.”

Yeah, it’s snowing a lot here in the midwest. And the single-digit temperatures coupled with layers of ice sadly don’t encourage snow fights and building a snowman outside. So, with that in mind, maybe it’s best if we imagine the snow is actually rain for a moment. There’s an inherent tranquility in the rain. For even more imaginative fun, let’s coincide this soothing day-dreaming with today’s Blu-ray release of the visually stunning science-fiction sequel Blade Runner 2049. 

“Rain” + Blade Runner 2049 =

Rain in the future (according to Hans Zimmer) sounds nice.

In Living Watercolor

The first Saturday of each month in Columbus, Ohio features the pedestrian-friendly event known as Gallery Hop. Occurring in the Short North, art galleries stay open late for art admirers, as well as for people who are simply curious about art (no man in a yellow hat required).

It’s a wonderful experience, having the elastic freedom to not feel wrapped into staying and slowly pacing around a gallery you find boring or uninteresting in order to appear polite to the host. If you like something, stay. If you don’t, then drink the complimentary wine quickly and move on next door.

Who knows, maybe after a few small glasses of wine, you’ll finally “get” that modern art painting?

Nonetheless, this is a wonderful night to spend out with friends or with someone you think of as more than a friend…

Unfortunately, the forecast is calling for rain tomorrow.

Fortunately, this provides an opportunity for those prepared to paint themselves as their own masterpiece.

Leonid Afremov (http://www.chictip.com/art/modern-artist-leonid-afremov)

Leonid Afremov (Chic Tip online)

On second thought, here’s to hoping it does rain…

Rain, it’s Your Turn

Yesterday, at some point during the afternoon in Columbus, Ohio, there were snow flurries blowing around like its hair was on fire (talk about fire and ice). Snow can be fun and an incredible sight, but not this kind of snow and cold. I had the shades drawn in my office, so it was a genuine shock looking out my co-workers window as I was preparing to leave. “What in the world? I thought Winter was ‘technically’ over?”

Driving home, there was no visibility beyond 15 feet in front of my car. Didn’t Spring kick-off on March 20th? Of course, it is Ohio, so…

Still, the calendar is only days away from flipping into April. This means that instead of relentless snow we shall (surely) now endure relentless rain. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s certainly better than any Polar Vortex!

Occasional rain reminds me of a couple things, which includes singing and splashing around in puddles like a child, as well as…

(Skip to 1:37 for the rain)

Even though it’s usually better to wish for no rain as opposed to rain, it has the potential to bring with it a fun, magical purpose.

It’s like traveling back in time to our childhood when we just went with things as they came about, which can certainly be a good thing every once in a while in between the daily grind.

If nothing else, at least there’s no frost with rain!

Red Light, Green Light, Yellow Light Go.

Today’s forecast is calling for more rain here in the Midwest. Splashing around in April Showers have transformed into enjoying random downpours courageously described as some-more showers (Summer  = some more…I tried).

The point is that rain and thunderstorms have not been uncommon this summer. Actually, it’s been quite fitting for any Midwestern city. Six days of the week are normal, but on that seventh day, whichever one it may be, Mother Nature humorously throws us a curve ball from a past or future season.

We never pack our seasonal clothes away here. We’re always prepared with a perfectly nonsensical combination of winter coat and a pair of shorts.

It actually looks pretty cool, but whatever…

While I was thinking about the rain that’s collecting in the heavens, preparing to descend on this clear summer day, my eyes were drawn to my yellow post-it notes on my desk at work. Undeniably eye-catching. There is no chance I will ever not see that bright yellow pad during the day. No chance. It’s like a sign of some sort…a very bright, obvious, conspicuous sign.

Yellow is a color that is unmistakably bold. It is by no means a color of subtlety. It represents warmth, happiness and purpose. Even fate.

It’s really surprising that more people have not embraced this color, especially when it rains.

We’ve all seen the show and know the story by now…