It's raining and gray today, which means that I can't go whack a $4.50 bucket of balls at the driving range, and Lulu is going to be gazing lugubriously at me all afternoon because she doesn't understand (or, more likely, doesn't care) that if it's wet and rainy here it also means it's wet and rainy at the park.
But it reminded me of this...
Any photographer who works outdoors will probably recognize it. It's a "Rite in the Rain" waterproof notebook. You can use lots of different writing implements with it, but there's a matching waterproof pen if you want to get really set up.
As far as I know, the original Rite in the Rain was invented in the 1920 by a birdwatcher. (I've forgotten his name. Anybody know?*) But field photographers—landscapists, mainly, I suppose—have jumped on the bandwagon. If you need to take notes wherever you go, wet or dry, and have them survive moisture and mud, this comes in handy. A nice accessory for the bag.
(By the bye, I don't go to the driving range to take my frustrations out on the ball. More like, the ball takes its frustrations out on me. Damn little pellet just sits there, mute, unmoving, as if it's saying, go ahead, hit me. Hit me well, I ain't gonna go straight. Hit me hard, I ain't gonna go far. Beats me up, every time.)
*Jerry Darling. Thanks, Torbjorn!