I was going to start this post with “rain, rain, go away” but it appears that the rain is over! It has been an interesting few weeks, weather wise. I has rained almost every day for the past week and a half. It isn’t Oregon rain, but it is enough rain to cause some serious flooding here in the desert. Not just flooding, but way too many car accidents.
It could be that the inordinate amount of rain is from “over seeding.” This is something new to me, this seeding isn’t in the ground, but in the clouds. The government has been practicing cloud seeding for a while now (and specifically since April 21–see link) and it is possible they went a little overboard (my opinion).
However, last weekend I braved the rain and headed for Dubai. I had tickets to the ballet, after all. I met my friend Krista for a night out. We saw Don Quixote, which is an interesting story to put into ballet format. It was performed very well by the Sofia Ballet Company (Bulgaria). I enjoyed it because there was more dancing than “story” and I prefer the dancing.
I was glad to see the weather change for a little bit, but the effect it had on my students was worse than a snow day in Oregon. They were so excited about the rain, they ran out of the classrooms and into the courtyard to “play”. It was insanity.