Sunday, August 26, 2007

Those Born 1930-1979

READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO.

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's.

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have PlayStation, Nintendo, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVDs, no surround-sound or CDs, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms.......
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them.

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law.

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL.

If YOU are one of them.CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?

The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:
"With hurricanes, tornadoes, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"


I have no right to complain..................

But DAMN IT, I'm gonna.

Last night at just after 7:00 (Entertainment Tonight had just started), I caught this "flash" out of the corner of my eye. Another lightning strike. *shrug* Big deal down in Florida. But before I ever heard the thunder, I'm sitting in the dark. Great. No power. Which means no air conditioning, no ceiling fans, no TV, no computer and no lights, etc. And when the power is off, cell phone reception sucks. Power finally was restored at 9:08.

I must be getting soft, cause back in 2004, we went for sometimes up to 5 days with no power (BUT THAT WAS BECAUSE OF THE THREE HURRICANES!!!!!!!)

Now that that's off my chest, PEACE everyone!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

NEXT THREAT?

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OUCH!!!!!!! Hurricane Dean Advisory Number 33

Issued at: 3:57 AM CDT 8/21/07 (gateway).

Category five hurricane dean makes landfall on the east coast of the yucatan peninsula of mexico,
At 400 am cdt, 0900 utc, the government of mexico has replaced the tropical storm warning and hurricane watch with a hurricane warning from west of chilitepec to veracruz mexico.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the entire coastline of belize and along the east coast of the yucatan peninsula of mexico from the belize/mexico border northward to cancun. A hurricane warning is also in effect along the west coast of the yucatan peninsula and the gulf coast of mexico from south of progreso southward and westward to veracruz. Preparations in the hurricane warning area along the gulf coast of mexico should be rushed to completion.
A tropical storm warning is also in effect along the northern coast of the yucatan peninsula from north of cancun to progresso.
A tropical storm watch also remains in effect for the following provinces of cuba, pinar del rio, la habana, and isla de la juventud.
Interests elsewhere in the southern gulf of mexico should closely monitor the progress of dean.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local weather office.
Reports from an air force hurricane hunter plane indicate that the eye of dean made landfall on the east coast of the yucatan peninsula near costa maya or majahual around 330 am cdt. This location is about 40 miles, 65 km, east-northeast of chetumal mexico
At 400 am cdt, 0900z, the center of hurricane dean was located just inland near latitude 18.7 north, longitude 87.8 west or about 35 miles, 55 km, east-northeast of chetumal mexico and about 195 miles, 315 km, east-southeast of campeche mexico.
Dean is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph, 32 km/hr, and a west-northwestward to westward motion is expected today and tonight. On the forecast track the center will cross the yucatan peninsula today and likely reach the southern bay of campeche tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 165 mph, 270 km/hr, with higher gusts. Dean is a category five hurricane on the saffir-simpson scale. Although some weakening is forecast as dean crosses the yucatan peninsula, dean is expected to maintain hurricane strength throughout the next 24 hours.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles, 95 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles, 280 km.
The hurricane hunter plane reported a minimum central pressure of 906 mb, 26.75 inches, just before landfall.
Storm surge flooding of 12 to 18 feet above normal tide levels along with large and dangerous battering waves is possible near and to the north of where dean made landfall along the east coast of the yucatan peninsula.
Dean is expected to produce storm total rainfall of 5 to 10 inches over the isthmus of tehuantepec and yucatan peninsula of mexico, belize, guatemala, and northern honduras, with maximum amounts of up to 20 inches. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.
Repeating the 400 am cdt position, 18.7 n, 87.8 w. Movement toward, west-northwest near 20 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 165 mph. Minimum central pressure, 906 mb.
An intermediate advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 700 am cdt followed by the next complete advisory at 1000 am cdt.

National Weather Service

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hurricane Dean Intermediate Advisory Number 25a

Issued at: 7:44 AM EDT 8/19/07 (gateway).

Outer bands of dean about to reach jamaica, A hurricane warning remains in effect for the southwestern peninsula of haiti from west of the haiti-dominican border to port-au-prince. A hurricane warning is also in effect for jamaica and the cayman islands. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of haiti north of port-au-prince to the northern haiti-dominican republic border. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for portions of eastern cuba, from the province of camaguey eastward to the province of guantanamo. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. A tropical storm watch is in effect for portions of central cuba, for the provinces of ciego de avila, sancti spiritus, cienfuegos, matanzas, and isla de la juventud. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours. Interests elsewhere in the western caribbean, including western cuba and the yucatan peninsula, should closely monitor the progress of dean. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your local weather office. At 800 am edt, 1200z, the center of hurricane dean was located near latitude 16.8 north, longitude 74.3 west or about 180 miles, 295 km, east-southeast of kingston jamaica. Dean is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph, 30 km/hr, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. On this track, the core of the hurricane will be very near jamaica later today. Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph, 230 km/hr, with higher gusts. Dean is a category four hurricane on the saffir-simpson scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next 24 hours. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles, 95 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles, 335 km. The estimated minimum central pressure was 921 mb, 27.20 inches. An air force reserve unit reconnaissance aircraft will be reaching the center of dean shortly. Coastal storm surge flooding of 7 to 9 feet above normal tide levels, along with large and dangerous battering waves, is possible near the center of dean within the hurricane warning area. Storm total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches can be expected over jamaica, with maximum amounts of up to 20 inches. Amounts of 4 to 8 inches with maximum amounts of 12 inches are expected over the cayman islands. Amounts of 4 to 6 inches are possible over southern hispaniola with maximum totals of 10 inches. The remainder of hispaniola and eastern cuba could receive 2 to 4 inches of rain, with maximum amounts up to 7 inches. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Repeating the 800 am edt position, 16.8 n, 74.3 w. Movement toward, west-northwest near 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 145 mph. Minimum central pressure, 921 mb. The next advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 1100 am edt.

National Weather Service

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hurricane Dean Advisory Number 23

Issued at: 4:24 PM AST 8/18/07 (gateway).

Outer fringes of hurricane dean lashing the south coast of hispaniola, A hurricane warning remains in effect for the south coast of the dominican republic from barahona westward to the haiti-dominican republic border, and for the southwestern peninsula of haiti from the haiti-dominican republic border to port-au-prince. A hurricane warning is also in effect for jamaica. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. A tropical storm warning is still in effect along the south coast of the dominican republic from cabo engano westward to barahona, and for coast of haiti north of port-au-prince to the northern haiti-dominican republic border. A tropical storm warning is also effect for portions of cuba, from the province of camaguey eastward to the province of guantanamo. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. A hurricane watch remains in effect for the cayman islands. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours. Interests elsewhere in the western caribbean, including western cuba and the yucatan peninsula, should closely monitor the progress of dean. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your local weather office. At 500 pm ast, 2100z, the eye of hurricane dean was located near latitude 16.1 north, longitude 70.2 west or about 455 miles, 735 km, east-southeast of kingston jamaica and about 165 miles, 270 km, south of santo domingo in the dominican republic. Dean is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph, 30 km/hr, and this general motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. On this track, the core of the hurricane will continue to move south of hispaniola today and will be near jamaica on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 150 mph, 240 km/hr, with higher gusts. Dean is an extremely dangerous category four hurricane on the saffir-simpson hurricane scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next 24 hours. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles, 110 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles, 370 km. Punta cana in the dominican republic has been experiencing tropical storm force wind gusts for the past several hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 930 mb, 27.46 inches. Storm total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches can be expected over jamaica, with maximum amounts of up to 20 inches possible. Amounts of 4 to 6 inches are possible over southern haiti with maximum totals of 10 inches possible. The remainder of the dominican republic, haiti and eastern cuba, could receive 2 to 4 inches of rain with maximum amounts up to 7 inches possible. Additional rain accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible over puerto rico, with isolated storm total amounts of 5 inches. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Coastal storm surge flooding of 7 to 9 feet above normal tide levels, along with large and dangerous battering waves, is possible near the center of dean in the hurricane warning area. Repeating the 500 pm ast position, 16.1 n, 70.2 w. Movement toward, west-northwest near 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 150 mph. Minimum central pressure, 930 mb. An intermediate advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 800 pm ast followed by the next complete advisory at 1100 pm ast.

National Weather Service

Hurricane Dean Advisory Number 22

Atlantic Tropical Storm
Hurricane Dean Advisory Number 22

Issued at: 10:55 AM AST 8/18/07 (gateway).


Corrected maximum sustained winds paragraph,

Dean's fury threatens haiti, jamaica and the cayman islands, heavy squalls already approaching hispaniola,

At 11 am, 1500 utc, the government of jamaica has issued a hurricane warning for jamaica. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the south coast of the dominican republic from barahona westward to the haiti-dominican republic border, and for the southwestern peninsula of haiti from the haiti-dominican republic border to port-au-prince.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect along the south coast of the dominican republic from cabo engano westward to barahona, and for coast of haiti north of port-au-prince to the northern haiti-dominican republic border. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours.

At 11 am, 1500 utc, the government of the cayman islands has issued a hurricane watch for the cayman islands. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for portions of cuba, from the province of camaguey eastward to the province of guantanamo. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours.

At 11 am, 1500 utc, the tropical storm warning for the british virgin islands, u.s. Virgin islands and puerto rico has been discontinued.

Interests elsewhere in the central and western caribbean, including western cuba, the cayman islands, and the yucatan peninsula of mexico, should closely monitor the progress of dean.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your local weather office.

For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local weather office.

At 1100 am ast, 1500z, the center of hurricane dean was located near latitude 15.7 north, longitude 68.6 west or about 565 miles, 910 km, east-southeast of kingston jamaica and about 210 miles, 340 km, south-southeast of santo domingo in the dominican republic.

Dean is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph, 28 km/hr. A track between the west and west-northwest is forecast during the next 24 hours. On this track the core of the hurricane will be moving south of hispaniola today and early Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 150 mph, 240 km/hr, with higher gusts. Dean is a category four hurricane on the saffir-simpson scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next 24 hours.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles, 95 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles, 335 km.

Latest minimum central pressure reported by an air force hurricane hunter plane was 929 mb, 27.43 inches.

Storm total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches can be expected over jamaica, with maximum amounts of up to 20 inches. Amounts of 2 to 3 inches can be expected over the dominican republic and haiti with amounts up to 6 inches possible. Additional rain accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible over puerto rico, with isolated storm total amounts of 5 inches. These rains could cause life- threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Repeating the 1100 am ast position, 15.7 n, 68.6 w. Movement toward, west-northwest near 17 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 150 mph. Minimum central pressure, 929 mb.

An intermediate advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 200 pm ast followed by the next complete advisory at 500 pm ast.


National Weather Service

Friday, August 17, 2007

Hurricane Dean Update

Category: Life
Hurricane Dean Advisory Number 16
Issued at: 4:30 AM AST 8/17/07 (gateway).

Center of dean passing near st. Lucia and martinique.
A hurricane warning remains in effect for st. Lucia, martinique, dominica, and guadeloupe and its dependencies. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
At 5 am ast, 0900 utc, the meteorological service of antigua has issued a tropical storm warning for the british virgin islands. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the u.s. Virgin islands and puerto rico. A tropical storm warning also remains in effect for the following islands of the lesser antilles, grenada and its dependencies, st. Vincent and the grenadines, barbados, saba, st. Eustatius, montserrat, antigua, nevis, st kitts, barbuda, st. Maarten, and anguilla. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours.
At 5 am ast, 0900 utc, a tropical storm watch is in effect for the southwestern peninsula of haiti from port-au-prince to the haiti/dominican republic border. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the south coast of the dominican republic from cabo engano to the haiti/dominican republic border. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the central and western caribbean, including jamaica and the cayman islands, should closely monitor the progress of dean.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your local weather office.
At 500 am ast, 0900z, the center of hurricane dean was located near latitude 14.3 north, longitude 60.9 west or in the st. Lucia channel between st. Lucia and martinique.
Dean is moving toward the west near 24 mph, 39 km/hr, and this general motion is expected to continue with some decrease in forward speed during the next 24 hours. This motion should take the center of dean away from the lesser antilles later today.
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph, 160 km/hr, with higher gusts. Dean is a category two hurricane on the saffir-simpson scale. Stronger winds, especially in gusts, are likely over elevated terrain near the path of the center. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles, 35 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles, 220 km. Fort-de-france on martinique recently reported a wind gust of 59 mph, 94 km/hr, while barbados has recently reported a wind gust of 55 mph, 89 km/hr.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb, 28.82 inches.
Storm surge flooding of 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels, accompanied by large and dangerous battering waves, is possible near the center of dean.
Storm total rainfall of 2 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches in mountainous areas, are possible in association with dean in the lesser antilles. Across puerto rico, storm total amounts of 1 to 2 inches can be expected, with maximum amounts of up to 5 inches. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
Repeating the 500 am ast position, 14.3 n, 60.9 w. Movement toward, west near 24 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 100 mph. Minimum central pressure, 976 mb.
An intermediate advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 800 am ast followed by the next complete advisory at 1100 am ast

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Dean is now a Hurricane

Atlantic Tropical Storm
Hurricane Dean Intermediate Advisory Number 12a
Issued at: 7:56 AM AST 8/16/07 (gateway).

Strengthening dean speeds toward the lesser antilles,
A hurricane warning remains in effect for the islands of dominica and st. Lucia. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
A hurricane watch continues for the islands of martinique, guadeloupe and its dependencies, saba, and st. Eustatius. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings will likely be issued for some of these islands later this morning.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for barbados. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours.
At 800 am ast, 1200z, a tropical storm watch has been issued by the meteorological service of antigua for the islands of montserrat, antigua, st. Kitts, nevis, and barbuda. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for st. Vincent and st. Maarten. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings could be issued for some of these islands later this morning.
Interests elsewhere in the lesser antilles, the virgin islands, puerto rico, and hispaniola should monitor the progress of dean.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your local weather office.
At 800 am ast, 1200z, the center of hurricane dean was located near latitude 13.5 north, longitude 53.3 west or about 415 miles, 665 km, east of barbados and about 510 miles, 820 km, east of martinique.
Dean is moving quickly toward the west near 24 mph, 39 km/hr, and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. This motion should bring the center of dean near the lesser antilles on friday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to 80 mph, 130 km/hr, with higher gusts. Dean is a category one hurricane on the saffir- simpson scale. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours. An air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft will investigate dean this afternoon.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles, 35 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles, 110 km.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb, 29.09 inches.
Storm surge flooding of 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels, accompanied by large and dangerous battering waves, is possible near the center of dean.
Storm total rainfalls of 2 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches in mountainous areas, are possible in association with dean. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
Repeating the 800 am ast position, 13.5 n, 53.3 w. Movement toward, west near 24 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 75 mph. Minimum central pressure, 987 mb.
The next advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 1100 am ast.

National Weather Service

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Why

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This is new for me- actually saying what I feel in a blog. Why, does it seem ......... shit, I have so many questions, I think I'll keep them in my head. They'll keep me company.
Annie Lennox said it best in her song "Why"

How many times do I have to try to tell you
That I'm sorry for the things I've done
But when I start to try to tell you
That's when you have to tell me
Hey, this kind of trouble's only just begun
I tell myself too many times
Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut
That's why it hurts so bad to hear the words
That keep on falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Tell me...
Why
Why
I may be mad
I may be blind
I may be viciously unkind
But I can still read what you're thinking
And I've heard it said too many times
That you'd be better off
Besides...
Why can't you see this boat is sinking
Let's go down to the water's edge
And we can cast away those doubts
Some things are better left unsaid

But they still turn me inside out
Turning inside out turning inside out
Tell me...
Why
Tell me...
Why
This is the book I never read
These are the words I never said
This is the path I'll never tread
These are the dreams I'll dream instead
This is the joy that's seldom spread
These are the tears...
The tears we shed
This is the fear
This is the dread
These are the contents of my head
And these are the years that we have spent
And this is what they represent
And this is how I feel
Do you know how I feel?
'Cause I don't think you know how I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
You don't know what I feel

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Pilgrim Chapter 33

Category: Music

Pilgrim Chapter 33
------Kris Kristofferson


See him wasted on the sidewalk in his jacket and his jeans
Wearin' yesterday's misfortunes like a smile
Once he had a future full of money love and dreams
Which he spent like they was going out of style
And he keeps right on a changin' for the better or the worse
And searchin' for a shrine he's never found
Never knowin' if believin' is a blessin' or a curse
Or if the going up is worth to coming down
He's a poet he's a picker he's a prophet he's a pusher
He's a pilgrim and a preacher and a problem when he's stoned
He's a walkin' contradiction partly truth and partly fiction
Taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home

He has tasted good and evil in your bedrooms and your bars
And he's traded in tomorrow for today
Runnin' from the devils Lord and reachin' for the stars
And losin' all he loved along the way
But if this world keeps right on turnin' for the better or the worse
All he ever gets is older and around
From the rockin' of the cradle to the rollin' of the hearse
The going up was worth the coming down
He's a poet...


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

In Florida, we are always watching.


Current mood: relieved
Category: Life
Tropical Storm Chantal Loses Strength

U.S. Not Expected To Be Threatened

POSTED: 11:46 am EDT July 31, 2007
UPDATED: 4:50 pm EDT July 31, 2007

Dodged another one.