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September 09, 2005

living up to its name

ophelia.jpg

Look at that "projected" storm track. Is Ophelia a crazy woman, or not? She's predicted to live up to her name (and if you don't know what I'm talking about, read "Hamlet.")

I've been watching this storm for the past several days and reading the forecasts. Personally, I don't think the "experts" have a clue about what this storm is gonna do. I DO NOT like the idea of that bitch coming right up the Savannah River with 85 MPH sustained winds, but if that happens, I'm ready.

I'm accustomed to roughing it. I have plenty of canned food, lots of flashlights and batteries, a Coleman lantern, fuel for it, a propane grill and two bottles of propane. If the forecast proves to be accurate, I'll load every plastic jug I have with water and toss them in my freezer before the electricity goes out.

I'll have ice. I'll have food. I'll also have a lot of loaded guns around. I'll do that all by myself.

Why didn't people in New Orleans do the same thing?

Today, the wind is really kicking outside. It damn nearly blew the American flag off my front porch. I can hear it making moaning noises as it blows along the roof-gutters of my house. That's Ophelia.

Let her come. I'm ready.

(UPDATE: I don't really expect to see Ophelia hit where I live. The forecasts are too confused right now to predict anything with certainty. As a gambling man, I'll bet that it heads north of where I live. But I'm STILL taking care of business, just in case. I've lost bets before.)


Comments

isn't the government responsible for all those preparations? just wait, they'll mail you some ice next month.

Posted by: joe on September 9, 2005 01:28 PM

Well I guess you wont be one of the ones running down to FEMA to get a $2000 check then? I wonder how many people are going to milk that payout.....

Posted by: Dave on September 9, 2005 01:31 PM

Good Luck...keep posting as long as you can so that we know you're OK. Oh, and if anyone should get one of the $2K cards, you should!

;o)

Posted by: JJW on September 9, 2005 01:34 PM

If it blows a tree down FEMA might give you enough to pay for that new studio equipment.

Living where we do in hurricane alley we stay prepared. I can buy a another redneck double wide -that's why I have storm insurance. Do recommend to anyone though that a current picture of your home inside and out along with a list of valuables, serial numbers of TVs ,Guns, etc, and an inventory of belongings is a pretty good idea if you think you might have toevacuate. makes it a lot easier dealing with the pricks from the insurence company later.

Posted by: GUYK on September 9, 2005 01:50 PM

What, you mean to tell me you aren't going to just sit there and wait for someone else to do it for you?

Posted by: Daniel Medley on September 9, 2005 01:58 PM

If you wake up tomorrow surrounded by very small people singing sqeakily at you, just click your heels together and say 'There's no place like home...'

Good luck x

Posted by: Misty on September 9, 2005 02:19 PM

That was a tornado (not a Hurricane) in The Wizard of Oz...big fuck difference.

Posted by: Ruth on September 9, 2005 02:34 PM

When I was in elementary school, my friends and I used to take great pleasure in the fact that there was a telephone listing (a persons REAL name) or Ophelia Ball.

You can imagine the time we wasted dialing up this poor womans number, asking for Ophelia Ball.....
And of course we'd all howl about it all day at school the following day.

Buncha twats that we were....

Posted by: Ruth on September 9, 2005 02:44 PM

CORECTION: When I was in elementary school, my friends and I used to take great pleasure in the fact that there was a telephone listing (a persons REAL name) OF Ophelia Ball.

etc etc etc....

Posted by: Ruth on September 9, 2005 02:45 PM

Stay safe...give a shout when you can.

Posted by: Lisa on September 9, 2005 03:07 PM

Whether a hurricane or a tornado - Misty is right... 'there is no place like home', although I hope we don't see Acidman on TV, sittin' on the top of his roof strummin' his gui-tar. Good luck.

Posted by: Bonita on September 9, 2005 04:42 PM

I dont quite envision ROB as the "click your heels and repeat there's no place like home" type....

NO.....I rather see him as the sort who would flash the bird to the Wicked Witch as she wrote "SURRENDER ROB" in the skies over EMERALD CITY.....

Posted by: Ruth on September 9, 2005 05:09 PM

Maybe this Ophelia will drown herself as well. Problem solved.

You're welcome.

Posted by: BlogDog on September 9, 2005 08:26 PM

Have you noticed that if you dare to wonder why so many people in NO had no food, water, etc. set aside for an emergency, you almost immediately have someone screaming "YOU'RE BLAMING THE VICTIMS!"?

Posted by: Mark on September 9, 2005 11:40 PM


"This storm won't be diddly-squat."
-Acidman, Tues. Sept. 6, 2005


"Today, the wind is really kicking outside. It damn nearly blew the American flag off my front porch. I can hear it making moaning noises as it blows along the roof-gutters of my house. That's Ophelia.
Let her come. I'm ready."
-Acidman, Fri. Sept. 9, 2005


Thought you said it was just the media crying wolf again on this pissant storm? You could become the next head of FEMA with that kind of brilliant early prediction.

Posted by: Tommy B. on September 10, 2005 03:53 AM

Rob, don't you mean imaginary guns? You better bug the fuck outta there, before those thugs come for your new home studio.

Posted by: Anthony L. on September 10, 2005 09:52 AM

"Alas, too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia..."

Posted by: gregor on September 11, 2005 06:54 PM
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