TexaS RaiN!

And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.
So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:20-21

I don’t know bout y’all but bein a Pisces chick, I have always found dolphins to be enchanting creatures.

Ever since the very first seafarers, dolphins have been the subject of works of art, literature, and myth.
And it just so happens, they are among the most intelligent of animals. They have brain-to-body mass ratios equal to that of a human being. Hmm….No wonder I related so well to them…heh.girla34.gif

And best of all, they’re celebrated worldwide for their extremely social and gregarious behavior.

Soooooooo needless to say, my trip wouldn’t be complete without a day at SeaWorld~!

Now I heartell that some deem it cruel to force dolphins to “perform” but others argue that the behaviors that dolphins demonstrate while performing are actually part of their natural repertoires, and that they are naturally friendly and acrobatic animals.

Me. I tend to go with the latter.
But maybe that’s cuz I’m a fishie girl with all the Pisces influences in my chart, and jus can’t help but love watching them navigate and flip and kiss their trainers..woop!

The shows were astonishing and magnificent.
Humans and dolphins twirling, airborne and soaring in front of my eyes.

One show after another……..I was flyin high.

Watching critters doin tricks…..birds flyin and returnin to rest on their trainers’ shoulders, pigs jumpin hurdles, skunks and kangaroos..who knew they could be trained eh.

Now, with all due respect y’all… my Southern buddies warned me bout heat heat, heat, and more heat..but no one said a peep bout the daily downpours.

Thinkin we lucked out as the downpour of rain seemed to fall while we were sittin smugly at an indoor show……..we emerge dry and ………not a moment before we had a chance to celebrate our dryness..the skies opened up………

These rains made Noah’s flood look like a drizzle my friends!
Sopping wet, we run with the hordes to the nearest indoor cafe, only to discover that the freeeeeeezing air conditioning now feels like chinese water torture.

We race out of there with all the others to the nearest souvenir shop…beggin for the big, blue ponchos and huge umbrella.

Ahhhhhhh…big bargain hunters that we were….
That’ll be $22 dollars for the ‘brella and um..another $12 for the ponchos.

Noooooo problem!

Sheesh…we managed NOT splurgin on the $25 dollar t-shirts and resisted the temptation to buy the $22 dollar matchin hats….but..once your’e wet and cold down to your skivvies……..somehow a bargain is the last thing your’e lookin for eh.

Sooooo, what do we do with the blue, oversize ponchos and the humungous umbrella huh.

Ebay anyone?
It’s a steal..heh.



Pawning off my ponchos to my friends at Perri Nelson’s Website, DeMediacratic Nation, Big Dog’s Weblog, Right Truth, Maggie’s Notebook, Leaning Straight Up, The Amboy Times, Conservative Cat, Pursuing Holiness, third world county, Wake Up America, The World According to Carl, Pirate’s Cove, Nuke’s news and views, Blue Star Chronicles, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, Dumb Ox Daily News, and High Desert Wanderer, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.


33 Responses to “TexaS RaiN!”

  1. Always On Watch says:

    I’m a Pisces. ;)

  2. Frasypoo says:

    What about using the ponchos as a makeshift tent for camping in the backyard? !!!

  3. Kevin says:

    And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.
    So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
    Genesis 1:20-21

    And then he worked extra hard, and created Texas. Genesis 1:21 and a half.

    Sorry, I’m a native Texan, and feel a tad proud of the place.

  4. Kevin says:

    New Jersey too, oddly enough!

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  6. Debbie says:

    Welcome to the South in Summer, Angel. The sun was shining, beautiful sky here… then BOOM. The sky opened up and the rains came down. However, there was a beautiful rainbow and an amazing sun-through-the-clouds afterwards.

  7. Hillbilly Willy says:

    Great to hear of the fun that you can have in God’s Country. My wife and I moved to Arkanas from Texas about 17 years ago. It was only a couple of years ago that we were on vacation in the east and someone asked “Where you from?” My wife I’m from Texas but I live in Arkansas.

    Well, you can never get it out of your blood.

    Glad your back safe and sound.

    10-4 Willy

  8. Panhandle Poet says:

    You must truly be blessed Angel. The rains are a Godsend — however, I think he must have dozed off and left the tap running this year! In fact, it is raining as I type this. I have never seen this state this green this time of year — from the valley to the Panhandle and from El Paso to Texarkana — that’s a lot of miles of country!

  9. David says:

    *hrumph* The whole thing sounds kinda fishy to me.


  10. Veritas says:

    All the rain is keeping the AC bills down. Fortunately where we are it hasn’t been too wet but central TX and east Texas are getting beat.

  11. no2liberals says:

    My birth sign is ‘Slippery When Wet,’ so all this rain in Dallas is just fine with me, except for when there is flooding.
    Last year, public boat ramps were closed because the lake levels were so low. Now, they are closing the ramps because the ramps are under water.
    I blame the Prophet Algoreia, and gorebal warming.

  12. Stout Republican says:

    Libra here. That means better than everyone (booya!)

  13. pela68 says:

    No better here Angel. Yesterday 27c and dry. Today 15c and pouring. Nice to see you back though! Thank you for your stop-by.

  14. Seth says:

    One morning when I was serving on a Coast Guard cutter a few zillion years ago, we were flanked by hundreds of dolphins that raced alongside us for awhile or “showed off” by swimming underneath the hull from one side of the ship to the other.

    They are definitely fun critters. :-)

  15. daniel says:

    Been to Seaworld in SD. I have dolphin photos in SD and whales spouting!
    Truly an awesome creature.

  16. Steve Harkonnen says:

    Dolphins are actually an intelligent race who were left behind on earth millions of years ago.

    Just ask Douglas Adams, he knows the truth.

  17. nanc says:

    EVERYTHANG’S bigger in texas!

    put the ponchos in the trunk of your vehicle – they’d probably make a good tarp for when you have to change a tire or something…

  18. Right Truth says:

    We need heroic leaders, we need Fred Thompson…

    I was just reading an article by Michael at Oleh Musings, “I need a hero.” This was a reflection on Olmert, who has been anything but a hero to Israel. I couldn’t help but feel the same sentiment for the…

  19. Gayle says:

    I didn’t mention the daily downpoors Angel, because I thought they were over. This is truly a weird phenomena! In the 11 years I’ve lived in Texas we have never had anywhere this much rain in June. It’s astounding. It’s been raining here so much that we have to mow the grass wet! The humidity that I was so relieved to leave when we moved out of Florida (almost as relieved as leaving all those moonbats behind) seems to have followed us here.

    Ummm, by the way – as I write this guess what it’s doing outside? Yep! You guessed it. :)

  20. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Welcome back to the urban entanglement, Hot Rod! Hope you and Super Hubby had a premium adventure together…

    (Jeesh, I obviously missed your birthday. Some friend, huh? Me bad.)

  21. Layla says:

    Texas has sure had their fair share of rain. I would like to visit Texas, but I am not sure I could live there. But it sure would be fun to spend a week there! :)

  22. Jack says:

    blue, oversize ponchos

    I have six of those same ponchos from my visit to Seaworld this past April. Don’t know why I held onto them, but I did.

  23. brooke says:

    I’m sure that with the dolphin’s intelligence, they wouldn’t perform if they didn’t WANT to!

    I’m glad you had a good time, and here’s one for ‘ya!

  24. wytammic says:

    I heart Sea World! I took our daughter there when she was but a first or second grader. She wanted to sit in the splash zone during the dolphin show and boy did she get wet! I wouldn’t let her during the Shamu show — she would have drowned!

    It makes me want to take the family on a vacation back there. So glad you had so much fun!

  25. cube says:

    Welcome back! Sounds like you had an adventure, allright.

    I buy the cheap ponchos at the dollar store & stuff them in my backpack. They came in handy during our next-to-last trip to Busch Gardens. We would’ve been soaked to the skin if not for them. We felt sorry for the tns of tourists walking around with the Busch Garden ponchos. They had that just-been-fleeced-out-of-money look.

  26. Big White Hat says:

    Are you made of sugar?

  27. Dee says:

    But did you have a pony? Now that is the real question ;)

  28. Incognito says:

    Wonderful creatures Dolphins! Bummer about the rain. Drag to waste that money on blue ponchos. I had a similar experience in Ireland. Got wet in a downpour and poor me, had to go to a gift shop and buy a sweater. :-) Was glad I had the excuse, in my case.

  29. KarLMmM says:

    “Flipper the dolphin” kids are still playing all across our great country.
    Gotha love GODs reminder, with the Noah type rains, that he is still in charge and running the show, even though the liberals think they are…hahahahaha…jokes on them…

  30. Angel says:


  31. Big White Hat says:

    I don’t think you understand. I was wondering if you were worried about melting in the rain.

  32. Angel says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwww..I’m meltinggggggggggggg……….haha ;)

  33. Jen says:

    This rains crazy yet i love it. i like how everythings so green! Haha