Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rainy Day Activity

One of my recent purchases was Taylor Swift's new album, Fearless and I've been rocking out to it on a fairly regular basis. The other day I noticed something; 2 of the 12 songs mention kissing in the rain. "I can't help it if I want to kiss you in the rain" (Hey Stephen) and "But I miss screaming and fighting and kissing in the rain" (The Way I Loved You). Interesting (well, at least to me it is). Naturally, this got me to thinking about weather-related make-outs.

Off the top of my head I can name 3 movies featuring such events. The Notebook (the only movie I like based on a Nicholas Sparks book), Spiderman (the rainy day make-out with a twist: one of them is upside down) and Breakfast at Tiffany's (there is a cat squeezed in between them during this kiss; I wouldn't care for that).
Chief Wiggum: Aw, that's right, they have breakfast at Tiffany's now.
Homer: Only 'til 11.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone do this in real life, though. But on the other hand, I haven't been actively looking for it. After Googling some phrases I discovered that kissing in the rain is something that many people recommend. Where are all these rainy day romances occurring?

To the best of my recollection, I have never done this. There is the possibility that I have done this and just don't remember it, but that doesn't sound like me. Not to mention that if kissing in the rain lives up to the hype surrounding it I should think that I'd damn well remember it.

I am quite curious as to what makes kissing in the rain so great. I envision it being very cold. I think it would have to be a fairly impressive kiss to make me disregard the cold, the rain messing up my hair and the age-old adage about "catching your death of cold" in the rain. But then again, if you're already making out with someone, you've obviously decided to throw caution to the wind when it comes to germs.

Have I missed out on this activity because I'm an indoorsy person? It's no secret that I'm not the biggest fan of "nature" and the "outdoors." In the words of Jim Gaffigan, "I keep my relationship with nature professional." Is the hype all just an elaborate scheme to trick the indoorsy into leaving the comfort of our couches for nature and all its showiness?

Trick or not, kissing in the rain has now been placed on my extensive list of things to do before I die. It's hard to say when I'm going to be able to check it off said list, but when I do, I'd better not be disappointed. If nature wants me to take in interest in it, the incentives are a good start.

2 comments:

Jess said...

you know doctors have discovered kissing is actually healthy. It allows you to share germs of those around you and build up your immune system...or something like that. I'm really not good at this medical stuff, which is why I'm probably not a doctor...at least a real one.

Erin Black said...

Yes, I've always considered you more of a fake doctor. I believe the kissing factoid. Why do people never accept that as a decent reason to make out? "No, we have to! I don't want to get sick!!"