Monday, August 27, 2007

the storm of the century

Did you know that a thunderstorm with driving sideways rain can blow through a window in the back corner of the room 10-12 feet through said room to the opposite corner and thereby soak the floor, rug, the front of the couch, and cause water to stand on your coffee table? You didn't? Yeah, me either. Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening, after returning from an afternoon of melting in 105 degree heat, I learned this lesson. The storm ripped my back door open, causing leaves and sticks and water to be standing on my back porch/laundry room floor, soaked my bedroom carpet, burnt up a fan, and drenched the living room. Upon telling my friends about this freak of nature (I was 10 miles away at the time and saw nary a drop of rain), their first question was "It didn't hurt the tv did it?" To which I replied, "No, you would've seen the mushroom cloud over the city as my head exploded had the tv gotten wet." Stupid summer storms. I still like them, but resent them at the same time as now I'm paranoid and feel like I need to shut all my windows when I leave the house. Dammit. But, it's drying out, well it should be dry by the time I get home today, so all's well that ends well....but man did it throw a wrench in Saturday. I should've been home anyway. The Weather Channel was saying "stay inside" "stay out of the sun" "drink plenty of fluids"...all of which was my plan as I had a case of beer in the fridge and there was a baseball game coming on tv when my friend called wanting to go hit a couple golf balls. I don't play golf. Haven't since I had a phys-ed class in college to teach me how. Yeah, I haven't improved since then, but I haven't gotten 12 years worse either. I suppose that's something. I enjoyed playing a little though...I guess I should maybe learn? I don't know. I don't like all the other pretentious assholes out there. We played on a public par 3 course where there's no dress code or anything like that and we had 2 travel cups filled with a lovely margarita type drink, so that helped the fun factor a lot. But, to play on a real course? Nah...I think I'll stick with my usual recreational activities...making fun of people that take themselves too seriously without having to actually be around those people.

7 comments:

Ha Ha Sound said...

Sounds like you had the kind of storm we had here the other week (the one that knocked out the subway system).

And it's safe enough where you live to be able to keep your windows open when you go out? Damn. That must be really cool.

Jeff said...

That sucks! Glad to hear the TV is ok.

Mortarbored said...

golf + booze = excellent

MsPuddin said...

Damn that sucks about your house/window. Where do you live again?

Margaritas to go are THE best…

MsP

lioux said...

I like golf.

Only the miniature kind though.

Lynn said...

I DID know that! I'm from Florida - Tropical Storms and Lightning Capital of the World were two phrases I heard constantly growing up.

Also, I don't play golf anymore either. I used to all the time 'cause FL has great weather, but I haven't been back on the greens since the accident ;-)

Todd said...

I didn't know people golfed sober. That's silly.

"Well, we'll be doin' plenty of drinkin' on this hunting trip. After all, hunting sober is like... fishing... sober."