It is best to read the weather forecast before we pray for rain. –Mark Twain

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It’s funny — April is NATIONAL HUMOR MONTH, but soddenly I don’t feel very humorous. It’s coming down in buckets out there, and some of what’sĀ in the buckets is making its way into my basement. I hope whoever’s praying for rain is satisfied — now how about praying for it to stop? It’s bad enough that Mother Nature keeps raining on my head when I go outside — I don’t need her to greet my feet as a dweller in my cellar when I go down in the dungeon.

‘s no use. No letup in sight. Keeps rainin’ all the time….

But am I going to let a reign of rain ruin what I’m doin’? No way! Others can be a Debbie Downer, despairing in the deluge. It’s in my Genes to be….

P.S. The title of this post is word play on a song from a hit 1956 Broadway musical later made into a movie starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. Can you name the song?




  1. Please go splash in your cellar puddles while imitating Gene Kelly…. we’ll wait.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thanks, r.g.. I could dance up a storm if I weren’t feeling under the weather. I’ll let you know when I feel up to it (which will be about as long as it takes you to forget the whole thing). šŸ˜¦

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  2. Singin’ in the Rain by Gene Kelly is one of my oldie’s favorites.

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    Maybe you could soak your feet in the basement!

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    • Elizabeth says:

      No you have written about your feet, not your head. My husband was soaking his feet at the time I replied which probably influenced my response!

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    • mistermuse says:

      Elizabeth, I’m glad you didn’t tell me to go soak my head, because I would’ve had to take off my wig (instead of my shoes), which would be embarrassing because it’s glued on to my bald spot with Elmer’s Glue, and I’d have to get more glue from Elmer. šŸ˜¦


  4. calmkate says:

    the rain in spain stays mainly in the plain ….

    Love your play of words and emotions here, great song picks!

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  5. Garfield Hug says:

    Not true! I loved your post and laughed heartily, especially at your tweaked quotation! Good one Mistermuse and happy weekend ahead.

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  6. Wetheads are bad. Good that the seasons change. But then, there are the hotheads and airheads .šŸ˜•

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    • mistermuse says:

      ….and then there are the snotheads and the potheads, not to mention the roundheads and the squareheads, and the rumpheads and the Trumpheads (the last of whom has been known to dump heads, as in “You’re fired!”).


  7. I had no idea there were so many songs about rain. Sorry about all the rain, but you know what Longfellow says, “The best thing one can do when it’s raining, is to let it rain.”

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  8. This was a great play on a lot of words! Thank you for the songs I especially love that oldie but goodie Stormy Weather! ā¤

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  9. Thank you for including Gene’s version of singing in the rain. I love, LOVE that scene and the way Gene dances in the rain.

    I hope the rain will end soon in your area and bring lovely spring flowers in its stead. šŸ™‚

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    • mistermuse says:

      That scene is indeed a classic, as is the whole film (SINGING IN THE RAIN). Some consider it the best musical of all time. I wouldn’t go that far, but I’d include it AMONG the best musicals.

      As for the rain, we’ve had a reprieve the past several days, but tonight stars a new round which will test whether my hydraulic cement repairs hold. If not, maybe I’ll grow some aquatic plants in the basement rather than seek spring flowers. šŸ™‚


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