August 24, 2005

Katrina Kan Kiss My...

Ahhhh… soooo… we have Tropical Storm Katrina in our midst, looking like she’d like to take a slap at us and then move on to something bigger and better… like… the Gulf Coast! Fishing in a bucket, folks. That’s what I call when a hurricane gets in the Gulf. That hurricane is going to nail one of those cities, you just don’t know which one… all you know… is it’s a given... like fishing in a bucket. You know you’re gonna catch one, but which will it be?

So people are scrambling here in S. FL. Grocery stores are packed as pinheads who didn’t prepare buy water and supplies. How long have they been screaming this is going to be a big season? I can hear all my Florida readers yelling in unison, “SINCE JUNE!!!!”

Gas stations are crazy and running out of gas already.

But, at best she will be a Cat 1. No shutters going up for a Cat 1 for me. Unless you’ve put up hurricane shutters, you have no frickin’ clue what a monumental pain in the ass that is. It’s gotta be a 2 for me to put them up. And even then, I’ll do it only for fear we’ll really get smacked by a 3.

Meanwhile, while driving through the quaint little town of North Palm Beach (one of my faves down here), I noticed that the power companies were doing something to the street lights. Perhaps they were getting ready to take half of them down. Better to take them down in advance then have them blow down, only to have to wait 6 months for replacements!

And so… more blog fodder! I’m all about the blog fodder!!! Unbeknownst to The Great Omnipotent One, it is time for me to get him set up on Munu, so he can guest blog when we take a hit and lose power or DSL.

Posted by Boudicca at August 24, 2005 09:02 PM | TrackBack

Yep, Mom is down here. Now we'll have to see if P'cola gets hit when it runs over to the Gulf. My sister will end up having to take care of two houses.

Posted by: vw bug at August 24, 2005 09:20 PM

I AM putting up shutters in the morning, which should take a little over an hour of sweaty back strain.
I'll be at work Thursday afternoon before this thing decides where it's gonna land and how strong it'll be. No time to fool with shutters later.
Plus, you may recall a little storm called Andrew. It too was just a mere tropical storm 36 hours before landfall.
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Posted by: George at August 25, 2005 12:00 AM

Shutters? You mean those things are supposed to close? ;)

Posted by: Ogre at August 25, 2005 07:03 AM

I was watching the path on Katrina this morning on the Weather Channel. It made me think of how much fun you are going to have... If I could I'd say let it hit me, we need the rain. But if a Hurricane actually hits where I live in force, it would have to cut a path of destruction through the country.

Posted by: Contagion at August 25, 2005 08:35 AM

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of you. I hope that Katrina takes it easy on everybody! Take care!

Posted by: Richmond at August 25, 2005 10:52 AM