Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hey Babe, Take a Walk on the Wet Side


I had planned to take a walk this evening, maybe into town, but then this rain blew in as we were eating dinner. (It rains at least once a day in Chapel Hill this summer.) 

That made me want to do it even more.

I love to walk in the rain. Here's why.

10. I like when my wife looks at me before I leave and says, “Have you lost your mind?”

9. I like when I come home wet and my wife says, “You’ve lost your mind.”  (I love it when we settle issues.)

8. The rain reminds me of a thousand great rain songs. Like Willie singing Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain, Credence singing Who’ll Stop the Rain, Elvis doing Kentucky Rain and one of my all-time favorites, Eric Clapton.





I love that college kids downtown are asking, "Who's the old guy walking in the rain, playing air guitar and singing Let it Rain?"

7. It’s easier to get a table.






6. Headlights look cool in the rain.



5. Tail lights look even cooler.



4. I love the sound of car tires swishing as they go by.





3. The sidewalks aren’t crowded, so you don't bump into people when they pass.



2. I get to wear my rain hat.


1. Nothing smells better than rain.


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Dirk Cotton is a retired executive of a Fortune 500 technology company. Since retiring in 2005, he has researched and published papers on retirement finance, spoken at retirement industry conferences and events, and regularly posted on retirement finance issues at his blog, The Retirement Cafe. He is currently a Thought Leader at APViewpoint, Advisor Perspectives' online community of  investment advisors and financial planners. He provides retirement planning advice as a fee-only financial planner.

Mr. Cotton holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Marymount University, and a certificate in financial planning from Boston University.

He and his family currently reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He loves to spend time with his family, fly fish, shoot sporting clays, attend college baseball games, sail, follow the Wildcats, and write.

Dirk holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Marymount University, and a certificate in financial planning from Boston University.  He attended high school in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

email: JDCPlanning@gmail.com