It has rained for 19 days straight in Seattle (actually, what they say is "there has been measurable precipitation for 19 days straight in Seattle"). And the weather-person says it's gonna rain for at least the next 5 days. I think the records is 32 days. Jesus Christ.
Did anybody hear the Brian Turner interview on NPR this morning? He read two or three poems, talked about his Iraq soldier-poet book (Here, Bullet), and ended with some crucial background detail for the soldier-suicide poem that was heart-rending and angrifying (I know, not a word). What great coverage for Brian and his book, and for showing how relevant poetry can be to the world. I think you can still listen to it on the NPR website.