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That's oobleck

I knew it was supposed to rain, so I went to the Catan tournament with my umbrella. But when we left -- what the hell? I've never seen that before, that mix of of slush and water, not straight from the sky; it was like when the slush was melting a week or two ago, with deep pools in areas which can't form pools like that in pure rain. I'm guessing we got a *lot* of sleet/slush, which accumulated enough to form dams for the water which melted somewhat later. Umbrella provided some protection and I didn't fall, even wearing my most slippery (well-worn) hiking boots. But I couldn't avoid getting soaked as I approached Lindley.

Amazingly, when it stopped I guess it stayed warm enough that the dams melted and all the water drained away. Though some sheltered sidewalks still had slushy covering -- of course, some areas (shaded sidewalks) never lost their thick ice in our warm spell.

Came in 3.5 in the tournament -- tied for third on points but the other guy had an actual win. But I got a free entree coupon for Stefano's, which more than paid for the entrance fee. Free salmon! Well, discounted salmon.

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