Bad idea of the day: “I’ll be back before the rain starts again. No need to bring my umbrella.”
I’m sure you can see where this is going.
I actually would have made it if I hadn’t decided to finish re-reading The Briar King. Three pages from the end — WHOOSH! Instant cloudburst!
So I finished the book, zipped the full-sized hardcover into my jacket, and proceeded to run from Coffee Bean to the parking structure, pausing under overhangs when I found them. There’s a surprising lack of shelter at the Irvine Spectrum, not counting the stores themselves. It wasn’t until I got to the structure that I realized I’d been running with a coffee cup in my hand.
Amazingly enough, even though I got soaked, I managed to keep the book dry!
(Reposted from LiveJournal.)