Clever Girl….

A couple of days ago, I poo-pooed Hurricane Irene on my Google+. At the time, the media was working up to a full fledged froth, to the point where you can no longer buy bottled water anywhere in Central NC.[1]

Since then she’s strengthened, turned a bit, and looks like a textbook storm from the satellite views. Check out those images on the weather site – she’s very, very pretty.

While this isn’t the “storm like we’ve never seen before” the media is promoting[2], if you live on coast, this looks like it’s gonna be a bad one for y’all and I hope you and yours are already headed in-land. I’m filling the water jugs, and thanks to listeners we have a week of non-perishables in the pantry[3], although unless she turns east suddenly, I doubt I’ll need them.

For everyone on the east coast proper – be smart, be safe, try to stay dry, and check in when the storm has passed, mmm-kay?

[1] Folks, but some empty 5 gallon jugs at the sporting goods store, or get a rain barrel, or something. Fill it from your goddamn tap. Even at city water prices, it’ll cost less than buying Dasani 16-oz bottles by the case. I have several jugs I use for camping and volunteer work that I keep clean, plus the rain barrels. The barrels are full, will get filled and I can boil and purify that stuff no problem. When did we get so prissy about water?

[2] Did y’all miss Hugo & Fran? Did everyone who was around for Hazel in ’54 die off?

[3] Ya’ll rock

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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