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June 8, 2010
Rain on concrete in a terribly humid area such as South Central Texas has a beautiful stink. It's not a terribly pleasant smell, hence the demarcation of " stinky" but it's a heartening smell sometimes. It's one of the only aromas I think known to my olfactory universe that can simultaneously make you think of things that are at once burnt AND wet. I am mainly speaking of the ground/concrete-- since rain in the heat of Texas pre-summer never makes it COOLER, it makes the air stink afterwards and NOT in a beautiful way at all. I like storms.