May 24, 2009

Reading Predictions

Current book being read: Three Cups of Tea.

Lately whenever I go to the library, I get a book that has a 7 day limit. I am too crazy busy to read a book in 7 days. I read in pick up line, on a stationery bike at the gym, in the car when I'm riding as a passenger, but 7 days is some serious pressure!

We'll see...

Meanwhile, over at Pam's there was talk of hurricanes and my predictions.

The last couple years I've been spot on, which is nothing like number of hurricanes involved but a dichotomous choice: Good Year vs. Bad Year.

And it is strictly gut feel.

I predict this is going to be a bad year. I do not know for whom, but it is not going to be good. Someone is going to get nailed.

I have a nasty feeling in my stomach about this year and... it's hot. It is so frickin' hot this year. When it's this hot so early on, it does not bode well for those of us in 'cane country. I am nervous.

So that's my prediction. Bad year coming.

I pray I am wrong.

In particular as I still don't have the money to hook up my generator. It's always something... this year it's a bathroom rotting out (poor construction) and subterranian termites (Florida living).

Posted by Boudicca at May 24, 2009 08:24 PM

I certainly hope you are wrong, but I've got a bad feeling as well. I live about 150 miles as the crow flies from the NC coast, and I've seen it blowing a steady 90 mph in my backyard. Heck, when I was living across the street from Dobbins AFB in Marietta, shortly after Opel made landfall in the FL panhandle, it was blowing a steady 65-70...that far inland. When I was much younger, I rode one out on the east coast of FL. That was an experience to say the least. Some people think it's cool to ride 'em out...I say "break for cover". On the coast...the surge will kill you quicker than the wind.

On an unrelated matter: Did you see the Shuttle glide in yesterday? Very cool...I was watching it tracking on NASA's site. Amazing, to me, how fast they made it to CA from HI...amazing how fast can can do a lap of the planet.

Have a good day.

Posted by: Sam at May 25, 2009 07:54 AM

Well, I hope you're wrong, but my gut tells me that your gut knows what it's talking about.

Posted by: Pam at May 25, 2009 08:24 AM

God I hope not. Not just because of all the devastation and chaos normally associated with such an event, but I don't want the oil companies having another excuse to jack gas prices up clear out of the solar system. Or, worse yet, any more shortages, like what we had after Ike.

Posted by: diamond dave at May 25, 2009 09:43 AM

Say it isn't so! Tell your gut to take some Pepto or something and try again!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at May 25, 2009 07:30 PM

It's hot there and cool here. And when those collide... Tornadoes.

Posted by: Jody at May 27, 2009 08:33 AM