Saturday, July 09, 2005

dennis the menace

well, it looks as though dennis is gonna bitch-slap the gulf coast pretty hard. it is just a matter of less than a day before alot of people are gonna get their lives majorly disrupted. but it looks now like new orleans has dodged another bullet, (for now, whew!).

for those of you that have never experienced a hurricane let me tell you, it is very nerve wracking. you have to decide whether to stay or get the fuck outta metry. and it usually comes down to a flip of a coin . . .
(my sisters left the hubbies in the easy, high-tailed it to galveston, texas last year and spent the better part of the next 24 hrs in a parking lot called I-10. my brother-in-laws laffed
their asses off later, but they were really just lucky.
i woulda left too, but taken the backroads north to memphis. it may be in the path later, but i'd rather die drunk in memphis than in a gridlock on the way to texas.)

having personal interests in metry and not being there is even worse. there is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare. i just hope the knuckleheads renting our house have battened down all the hatches. last week, after cindy blew through we got an e-mail from the boys telling us a tree had blown over into the neighbors yard, and that was just a tropical storm.

fuckin' dennis is gonna smash everything in it's path . . .

it has been a long time since the easy was in the crosshairs of a biggie. camille was bearing down on the city in august of '69, and veered north at the mouth of the mississippi river, totalled the towns of pass christian and gulfport, miss. and by the time it was over camille had killed 256 souls as it ripped along from the gulf coast to the appalchian mountains.

the last hurricane to hit new orleans was betsy on september 9, 1965. she claimed 75 lives in florida and louisiana, (it had a eerily similar path as andrew in '92), and completly inundated the city. it was the water more than wind that did the most damage, (ya gotta remember, new orleans is in a bowl, an average of 5 feet below sea level . . . which is a good reason to always stay drunk when there).

i am sure my sisters will get out if need be, but these things really do whatever they want, usually at the last minute, and dennis is gonna be very close.
the best thing is just to get . . . i hope they do and take my silly bro-in-laws this time too!

some weather related tunes to evacuate to:
led zeppelin - when the levee breaks
roy brown - let the four winds blow
randy newman - louisiana 1927
charley patton - high water everywhere


Blogger Laurie said...

It looks like we're in for an active hurricane season this year. Scary.

11:35 PM CDT  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

and it is just early july. .. . oh-oh!

11:40 PM CDT  
Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

I live in Miami Florida and watched Dennis pass on by. I got a little wind and some rain. And Sanibel Island was spared, so my vacation is still on!

All in all, I made out fairly well. But one of these days, Miami will get hit again. It is just a matter of time....

11:56 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cindy was way worse for us here in NOLA. We had lots of trees down in the new hood. Two doors down a tree was on a car and across the street from them, a tree fell on a house. We still haven't cleaned up. Many had no power for three days. We are lucky that Dennis went elsewhere! Still nerve wracking though! Angel

2:24 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot...
Let it Rain - Derek & the Ds
Let it Rain - Michael W. Smith
Dark n' Stormy - Bermuda's national drink
Dfactor tipsy on Captain's on a sunny Sunday

7:29 PM CDT  
Blogger Danno said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and S.A. I've never been through the Hurricane scenario, I don't want to. We have Tornadoes here in Michigan, but it's nothing like the wide spread destruction of a Hurricane. Dennis sounds like a nice enough guy, but it looks as if he has a nasty temper.

Don't forget....
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather

3:04 PM CDT  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

hey iguana, glad ya'll got thru another one ok, but don't let your guard down, emily is sliding into the warmer waters.

angel my sweet, i am happy to hear the new house made it thru this round, remember to keep the pool warm and the drinks cold . . .

mr anonymus, so many bad weather tunes it was hard to whittle it down to 4, maybe next hurricane, which may be real soon from the looks. . .

danno, that is another reason to just visit during jazz fest, not much heat and the only hurricanes are the ones that come in a goofy glass from o'briens.
still, every place has it's downside, in reno it's snow, quick moving brush fires and the possible earthquake. i'd rather a hurricane, more warning time and not as cold!

6:48 PM CDT  

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