The other week it was storming when I got home from work late. I was in a bit of a frisky mood for my boyfriend. Did some mattress mambo while it was pouring and thundering. Not gonna lie, was pretty solid.
Sitting on my best friends front porch in Denver, stoop drinking, and people watching. Or snuggling up with someone and watching a movie.
Either going out in the rain or sitting in my attic room, hearing the rain drumming on the roof and windows. I open the windows a crack and let the house breathe. I also make sure I step out and experience it, preferably barefoot. I love rain.
If it's a heavy storm (high winds, lightning, heavy rain etc.) I'll sit outside with some cover so I don't get wet. Put on some nice relaxing music and just watch the storm. So relaxing.
I guess it depends on how gory you want to get. This one might be hard to find but Headhunter by Michael Slade is a great book - the ending is amazing. I really like some of the old Stephen King books as well, like The Shining. Silence of the Lambs is also a great book. These days, I tend to stick more to Jeffery Deaver and James Patterson.
Bonus points for playing it at night in the car. My wife and I have been doing this together since college, it never gets old.
Open the balcony door, grab my blankies, lie down on the living room floor and cuddle the shit out of my pillows while enjoying the smell of rains.
The world is getting washed, snails come out and enjoy the wet environment, pretty umbrellas come out and decorate the streets, the thrumming sound of the rain relaxes your mind, the air becomes fresh, the grass and trees look a little more green, the sky is a lovely grey that won't burn your eyes, and everything just looks so fresh and beautiful that you can't help but love the rain!
Sometimes, but not always. Personally, I like the sound of rain, so when I’m trying to relax it’s quite nice. But then, if I’m trying to be productive outdoors it can be quite annoying.. I definitely enjoy rainy nights more than clear nights, but for the day it depends on what I’m doing.
I used to find rainy days depressing and then I moved to Portland, OR and they really grew on me. I like both now but there is something super fun about really bleak and depressing weather as long as it is like natural disaster or anything--that just feels unsafe. But bleak weather is great for reading, playing video games, watching Harry Potter, drinking coffee and many other fun things.
I don't do well in sunlight, mainly on hot days. It can make me feel like my skin is burning, and being out in it for a long time makes me feel exhausted. I'll take clouds and rain over straight sunlight any day. The best days are when the sky is about half-filled with clouds, the kind that look like objects.