The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 September 2004

What we can learn from hurricanes

Via email from a friend on the Redneck Riviera, way too close to Ivan to suit either of us:

  1. An oak tree on the ground looks four times bigger than it did standing up.

  2. Even after all these years it is still nice to spend time with Col. Mustard in the ballroom with the lead pipe.

  3. When house hunting look for closets with lots of leg room.

  4. Water from the shower is much colder than water from the kitchen sink — and tastes just as bad.

  5. AA, C and D are the only alphabet we need.

  6. The four-way stop is still an ingenious reflection of civility.

  7. Radio can be the best way to watch television.

  8. Chainsaw-wielding men are nothing to be afraid of.

  9. SUVs are the best makeshift tents on the market.

  10. You can use your washing machine as a cooler.

  11. It's your God-given right to sit on your back porch and eat Chinese takeout by candlelight in your underwear.

  12. We shouldn't complain about "useless" tools in the garage — we actually DO need a generator.

  13. You can't spell "priceless" without I-C-E.

  14. Downed power lines make excellent security systems.

  15. Lakes can generate waves.

  16. Gasoline is a value at any price.

  17. Cell phones: Breaking up isn't hard to do.

  18. The life blood of any disaster recovery is COFFEE.

  19. The need for your dog to go out and take care of business is directly proportional to the severity of the storm.

  20. Candlelight is better than Botox — it takes years off your appearance.

  21. Air conditioning: BEST. INVENTION. EVER.

  22. Water is a comfort food. But 3-day-old Cheetos are too.

  23. Shadow animals on the wall — still fun.

  24. No matter how hard the wind blows, roadside campaign signs will survive.

  25. You should never admit to having power at your house in the presence of coworkers or neighbors who do not.

  26. There's a plus to having NOTHING in the refrigerator.

  27. Getting through the day should be an Olympic event.

  28. The movie theater can be a most pleasant place, even if the feature is Alien vs Predator.

  29. Somebody's got it worse.

  30. Somebody's got it better. Obviously, they're getting preferential treatment.

Thanks, Deb, and you too, Squiddy.

Posted at 2:52 PM to Dyssynergy


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No matter how hard the wind blows, roadside campaign signs will survive.

The headline to this story:

BLOWHARDS' STANDS WITHSTAND HARD BLOW

Posted by: Tiger at 11:40 PM on 15 September 2004

or BLOWHARD'S STAND WITHSTANDS HARD BLOW might work, as well.

Posted by: Tiger at 11:42 PM on 15 September 2004

The need for your dog to go out and take care of business is directly proportional to the severity of the storm.

I had to drop off our dog at the vet this morning. One of the outermost bands from Ivan was passing through the neighborhood when I opened the garage door. Lucy, who normally loves to go anywhere as long as she can show off her stylish harness and leash, took one look at the downpour and said, "On second thought, I think I'd rather stay in and eat bonbons."

Unfortunately for her, we'd already paid ahead of time for this vet visit, so if she's getting bonbons today it's not at home. But I didn't even have to say anything when I opened the door to the truck. I half expect the next time I need to take her anywhere in bad weather she'll open the door ehrself.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:52 AM on 16 September 2004