I’d like to take this opportunity to get one last word in about the devastating earthquake we had last week before we are completely engulfed (literally) by hurricane Irene. All I hear is everyone on the West Coast chirping about how we overreacted to our little tremors and how we’re such big pussies and all that. And I agree. It was a total overreaction. When I lived in LA and that would happen, we’d talk about it for a minute, get a nervous laugh in and then back to business as usual. But you know what else happened when I was in LA? Rain. Holy shit, when it rained it was like it was goddamn Armageddon in the City of Angels. Traffic everywhere, the whole city slowing to a crawl, breaking news updates. It was crazy. I’m not talking like a tropical storm or anything, I’m talking about like the rain we got yesterday. It seriously would have been the lead story on every newscast and people would be talking about it for a week. I’m not talking the earth moving… I’m talking drops of water falling from the sky. Forget about the massive storms we had last week. I think the whole city would break out in mass hysteria and implode.
Now that I got that off my chest. Time to turn my attention to Irene. I think we’re just about ready for it. We ran out to Target last night, got some water, beer, a flashlight, lots of frozen meats, some DVDs and a kite. I think we’re good to go. We were debating going out to my mom’s house on Eastern LI, but it seems like the storm might be heading there instead. Plus, her house is made of wood and my building is made of brick. If the three little pigs taught me anything, I think I should stick around home base. Godspeed everyone.
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