It's a scorcher today in Australia.
And it's not even summer yet.
It was only about 4 weeks ago, a 15 yr old boy got struck by lightning on the beach (RIP). My condolences goes out the family.
Seriously guys...Australian beaches...stay off them when there's an electrical storm.
There was a small bush fire in my collages parking lot two days ago. It was only about 1 m square in size but we couldn't put it out. The mulch was too dry, full of oil from the eucalyptus leaves and there was next to no moisture in the air.
We used a fire extinguisher.
It didn't work. (Which is supremely disconcerting o_0)
I walked off the train a day ago and the only thing marring the blue sky was this HUGE tower of dark smoke dividing the sky into two.
Of course no one bats an eyelash. It's Australia. Bush Fire season is just around the corner. It's kinda the norm.
So yeah, 40 degrees Celsius (104 F).
Everyone's been preparing almost a week now. Stock up on ice, loose clothes, sunscreen, fix that AC, pay electricity bills. The usual.
It's high noon, the WORST possible time to bake yourself alive, so everyone's staying inside.
(There are those who thinks this is the best time to go the beach. How does that even make sense?)
It starts raining.
Like fat drops the size of bird poop.
Everyone just looked up and all we can see is flawless blue sky. It was the strangest mixture. Rain and burning sun out at the same time.
Where is the rain even coming from? There wasn't a damn cloud in the sky.
It lasted only 1 minute then it just disappeared. Like it never happened. There were a few people who were still looking up wondering if it was magic.
I personally think my rain dance worked.
It was only later when we could finally see what caused the spontaneous downpour.
I present to you:
'The Trolling Cloud'
It's tiny. Seriously tiny, no bigger than three house sizes. It was no wonder we couldn't even see it.
It was hilarious.
A rogue rain cloud that was a little too Gung-Ho at it's job.
Basically the point of this journal is to say:
Eat your veggies everyday.
Thank you for following the cult of LAS-T!