Monday, August 29, 2011

Let This Soak Your Brain...

“Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”

"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't."

"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion... this is the place to go now.
But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons."

Richard Bach
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


No... I'm not going to blog about my relatives.... there is not enough time in the day, enough days in the week, enough weeks in the year... enough years left in my life, to waste spend talking about my family.... I am NOT referring to my wife or my in laws... so STFU!

No... this is about where we live. People that live in the mountains deal with mud slides, land slides... on the west coast, basically the same, with the addition of earth quakes... up north, miserably cold weather and snow bound half of the year...
But the south... we have Hurricanes. I hate hurricanes... The only good thing about a hurricane is, you have plenty of notice that it's planning to drop 3 feet of water on your yard in 5 hours, or it plans on uprooting every tree within falling distance of the house. You don''t know which one it's going to do, or if it plans on doing both, but at least you know it's coming.

Meet Irene...
Irene is currently a Category 2 hurricane, which means it has sustained winds of 100MPH or greater, with gusts up to 110MPH... or greater...

Here is Irene's projected path...

At 2:00 PM Friday, it will be due east of where I live and predicted to be a Category 3 hurricane.. A cat 3 is, according to the The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, well hell... here's the abridged version of the SSHWS:
Category One Hurricane: Sustained winds 74-95 mph, 64-82 kt, or 119-153 km/hr).
Very dangerous winds will produce some damage
Category Two Hurricane Sustained winds 96-110 mph, 83-95 kt, or 154-177 km/hr).
Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage
Category Three Hurricane Sustained winds 111-130 mph, 96-113 kt, or 178-209 km/hr).
Devastating damage will occur
Category Four Hurricane Sustained winds 131-155 mph, 114-135 kt, or 210-249 km/hr).
Catastrophic damage will occur
Category Five Hurricane Sustained winds greater than 155 mph, greater than 135 kt, or greater than 249 km/hr).
Catastrophic damage will occur
Ok... now... the difference between "Devastating damage" and "Catastrophic damage" is pretty much a moot point. To me it would be like the difference between zero degrees and 20 below... at some point, it's just F-ing cold... same with a hurricane, and some point, it's just F-ing dangerous.

So now the question is, "How far east will it be??

Your guess is as good as mine... I just hope the weather man is a better guesser that I am...

Words often heard this time of year in the South...


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Ever Wonder....

Have you ever wondered why A, B, C, D, DD, E, F, G, and H are the Letters used to define bra sizes, but couldn't figure out what the letters stood for.

I think I have this riddle solved, or at least my interpretation:
(A) Almost visible.
(B) Barely there.
(C) Can't Complain!
(D) Damn!
(DD) Double Damn!
(E) Enormous!
(F) Fake.
(G) Get a Reduction.
(H) Help me, I've fallen and I can't get up!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Season of the Witch

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Emily has lost it's umph. Looks like she is just going to be a typical summer rain. But keep an eye on her anyway... just in case!!

UPDATE: Looks like Emily might swerve out to sea, or at least enough to do minimal damage...

Let me introduce you to Emily... she has recently moved into the neighborhood.