Many people still don’t have power, but the recovery from Hurricane Sandy is underway… except now here comes Winter Storm Athena. That’s just great.
As if it wasn’t already cold enough, now it’s snowing. Frankly, this is bullshit. People without heat and power were struggling enough, and now they get this? This is not cool. Well, I guess it’s cold, is what it is, but it sucks. Sucks ass.
(Yeah, I know the profanity level has been going up in recent weeks, but it’s stressful around here. It’s not an excuse, but it is the reason.)
What I’d really like to know is:
1. Why do we name storms after people? That seems like it’s just begging for trouble… like little Sandy getting the crap kicked out of her at school…
2. We’ve had two storms in the last two weeks – why name them both after women?
I don’t know the answer to these questions I’ve posed any more than I know the answers to why some people are still waiting on power and heat or how bad Athena will be.
Everybody stay safe, and if you see Mother Nature, give her the finger for me.
(Oh, is that why they name the storms after women? Mother Nature? What about Hurricane Floyd? Or "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair? Holy shit, my website is stupid.)
We are still rationing gas here in New Jersey in the wake of hurricane sandy. You know it’s your day to get gas based on your license plate number. But then comes the challenge: you have to find a gas station that has power, has gas and doesn’t have a line that’s so long you run out of gas long before you get to the pump. Oh and if you want an octane higher than 87, you can forget it.
I’m no lover of gas, but this situation is fucked and hopefully, it gets unfucked soon.
I had planned an entire series of “I’m voting for Obama” posts, but Hurricane Sandy screwed that up. Anyway, here is the penultimate post on why I’m voting for Obama.
(Unfortunately, I don’t have time to unleash the humongous essays on various issues I had planned, so I’m only providing the Cliff Notes version on limited topics.) Continue reading
Given that I missed actual Halloween due to Hurricane Sandy, I’m doing some Halloween posts today as many towns in New Jersey postponed trick or treating until today.
This Headless Pirate Halloween decoration was made by CreativeJamie.com contributors Nurse Becky and T-Roar, and I must say, it’s most impressive AND serves as a good reminder that pirates are something you should be afraid of and NOT something you should let your kids watch on the Disney Channel.
Because of Hurricane Sandy, we’re running a little behind here in my part of Jersey and we’ll celebrate Halloween today. Be safe and have fun!
Power Restored following Hurricane Sandy On Saturday Nov 3, power was restored to the house and things are slowly getting back to normal around here following Hurricane Sandy (or Super Storm Sandy, or whatever the hell they’re calling it) and … Continue reading
FYI: Hurricane Sandy is still inhibiting my ability to post on a regular basis and I have no idea when that will stop. I hope everyone is safe and fortified as the siege continues!
If you don’t know, I’m a Star Wars Nerd (please don’t say Geek -for some reason, I think that would associate me with The Big Bang Theory in some way, and I do not want that), and although the prequels ultimately made me question my faith in humanity, I’m still a fan. So, I can’t help but speculate – what will Episode 7 be about?
George Lucas has reportedly written a treatment for Episodes 7, 8 and 9 but will not write or direct (which is probably for the best), but if he’s giving them 10 or 12 pages of story to work with (and I don’t see Lucas adapting any stories from the Star Wars Expanded Universe), odds are, Episode VII will go something like this, because this is what Episode I and IV were roughly about:
1. A wise old mentor (Luke Skywalker) takes a young man under his wing (one of Leia and Han’s kids)
2. The wise old mentor dies in the second or third act
3. The young man becomes the hero of the day
It’s a long way until 2015, but we can speculate because speculating is fun! Who knows what we’ll actually get, but for now, there is no reason to believe that we won’t get something fun to watch.
We’re lucky to have an open grocery store in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, even if it’s not functioning at maximum capacity.
Perishable items were either not to be found or locked up. Still, we were able to get plenty of food. Hope everyone out there is safe, stocked and has a more understanding employer than I do.
Still got power and looking for things to do on the internet and what have you while you’re waiting for Hurricane Sandy to ruin your life? I have a few suggestions:
Perhaps you might grab your loved ones and ROCK THEM LIKE A HURRICANE! Continue reading
You can always tell when a big storm is coming just by the state of the water aisle: if it’s bare, beware! (That little rhyme works for safe sex, too!)
Anyway, be safe, stock up on water and stay inside.