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.
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, 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, 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?
 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?
 Did y’all miss Hugo & Fran? Did everyone who was around for Hazel in ’54 die off?
 Ya’ll rock