Why does the rain always get the muddy end of the stick? Why is the muddy end of the stick the bad end to have? Sunny days get all the glory while rainy days are like annoying family members - they're necessary, but you hope they'll visit while you're out of town. Yes, the rain can wreak havoc, but no more than any other face of Mother Nature.
It's time to embrace the rain. Instead of getting out Monopoly, get out into it.
Singin' in the Rain
Make like Gene Kelly and start Singin' in the Rain! Or go swimming. Most people go swimming when the sun is shining, but swimming in the waves on a humid day with fat droplets of water falling from the sky is a strange and wondrous experience.
Night Rain Go for a walk, sans umbrella. It's dark, no-one can see that you look like Bellatrix Lestrange, only with wilder hair and smudgier make-up. Walking freely in the rain, without squeezing into doorways, scurrying like a gecko with a bumbershoot, trying to protect coiffures and maquillage, is a very liberating sensation.
Heavy Rain Get that amazingly virtuous feeling by getting out and scrubbing down your car without using the hose and bucket. While you're at it, get nekkid and scrub down yourself in your own little rain-shower. (Not recommended for public arenas.)
Freezing, Stinging, Pelting Rain This is where it's acceptable to drag your duvet to the couch, watch Casablanca with a glass of wine and a box of chocolate truffles, and relax in the cocoon of the downpour.