Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Welcome Home, I Guess?

First, a bit of business: To the surprise of everyone (myself included), and despite the fact that our plane was 45mins late leaving Memphis, Girlfriend and I managed to get back to our apartment by the relatively early time of 7:45pm!!! Not sure how this happened; the current theory is that we hit a wrinkle in time somewhere around LaGuardia's baggage claim. At any rate, we made it home ahead of schedule and, thus, all your guesses were wrong. This means that you ALL should report to the Memphis airport for work on Monday morning, 9am sharp. Bring a hairnet.

Now, on to Brooklyn's ass-kicking this morning at the hands of Mother Nature... Yeah, so that happened. I don't know about the rest of you Burrough-dwellers, but up where I am in Bay Ridge, around 6:45am, it was like the mighty hand of Zeus swept down the avenues in a Southerly direction. Trees knocked over, awnings torn down, windows smashed... seriously, it looks like a bomb went off around my apartment building. Craziness, yo.

Have to say, this is not the kind of weather I signed on for when I moved to New York. Blizzards, moody fog, lots of rain that's also moody... all of that is my idea of East Coast weather. However, powerful winds that destroy shit and make me leap out of bed like a frightened schoolmarm because they sound like sonic booms... not cool. Not. Cool. If I wanted to experience that kind of weather on a regular basis, I'd move back to Texas, where tornado-dodging is a state-wide hobby that ranks just below drinking large amounts of Coors Light and watching girl's boobies bounce when they ride the mechanical bull at Gilley's.

Anyway, it appears, judging by the amount of damage done elsewhere, that Girlfriend and I got off pretty light. Some grit to clean up and a frightened cat to soothe, but that's about it. Hope everyone else came through at least somewhat unscathed.

Beyond that, the commute this morning was a carnival of horrors, complication and duration-wise, but at least it was an air conditioned carnival, so I won't complain. I'm sure other blogs have the details on that, if descriptions of mass transit snarls are your idea of pleasant at-work reading.

Okay, so I've got 200+ emails here at work that all desperately require my attention, so I suppose I'd better get on that. Or maybe I'll just eat some sunflower seeds and stare off into space. Hmm... decisions, decisions...

More later, when the coffee's kicked in.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had the same thing down in Sunset Park. It's a mess down here on my street.

12:07 PM  
Blogger lioux said...


It took me TWO HOURS to get to work this morning. One highway was CLOSED and my other route was backed up for ELEVEN MILES!!!

12:17 PM  
Blogger brookLyn gaL said...

Missed you!!!! Welcome back!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

It's Global Warming.

Weather is crazy all over the place.

We're getting a lot of rain [for Denver], and we're supposed to be somewhat of a desert.

This is the first year in like five that we haven't been under a sever drought warning.


1:11 PM  
Blogger i like cheese said...

I was hiding under the bed so the thunder wouldn't get me. But other than that, no mini-tornadoes in my neck of the woods.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous eric the beehivehairdresser said...

Dude from the looks of it, that tornado must have passed right over your apartment.

Glad to have you and girlfriend back safely, now give us blogging.

7:13 AM  

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