#188

8:11a still tracking hurricane michael. this is terrifying. that area doesn’t get smacked very often so there’s still a bunch of pre-andrew buildings there that are wood framed.

i’m pretty sure my condo is wood frame… hmm. ugh.

slow burn season 2 is pretty amazing. there’s a lot in there that’s tangental to current events, especially a troubling mention of the federalist society.

8:42a i love my weather blog and i love the people i interact with there, but when there’s a big storm making landfall the drudge report will link to the blog, like on the headline and it just gets to be garbage. check this shit out, nestled between satelite images, microwave loops and hurricane hunter flight reports:

“Wait a second. Is this the same “storm from hell” that hit the southeast coast last month with a sputter? Is this just another way for sites to generate click bait? Is this just another example of the snowflaking of our society and continually saying “this is the worst we’ve ever seen”? It’s getting to where I really have trouble believing any of these storms have true potential to wreak havoc like we’re being told.”

9:59a “no shit, all sherlock” ❤ hey riddle riddle ❤

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YAY JUSTIN MCELROY’S ON THIS WEEK’S HEY RIDDLE RIDDLE YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
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YAY JUSTIN MCELROY’S ON THIS WEEK’S HEY RIDDLE RIDDLE YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
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i think i’m losing my shit

12:06p i’m sitting here watching brett adair’s livestream from hurricane michael and listening to episode 2 of the empty bowl. which is like super chill and these dudes are literally DRIVING THROUGH A TORNADO HOLY SHIT

12:26p i genuinely hope that this dude’s manager did not just steer him right into a death trap. he bailed on the car about 10 minutes ago after parking it next to a retainer wall and now his truck is bobbing and i think it’s on its side. he is in a house, hopefully.

Unti555tled.mxd #162

8:09a IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHERE I SPEND AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME WATCHING FORECAST MODELS ON TROPICAL TIDBITS

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8:59a i am so scared that something is coming. i’ll always be afraid. whether the model shows it hitting corpus or new orleans i’m always going to be in the cone unless i move. moving isn’t an option anymore.

9:33a all i have to do is hold it together. just hold it together. it’ll be okay. monitor tropical tidbits (euro AAAND gfs) and the wind shear map.

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/windmain.php?&basin=atlantic&sat=wg8&prod=shr&zoom=&time=
https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=ecmwf&region=atl&pkg=z850_vort&runtime=2018083000&fh=234
https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=gfs&region=atl&pkg=uv850_vort&runtime=2018083006&fh=114
11:50a listening to yesterday’s sleep with me again now that i’m awake and can appreciate it. i’ve legit never listened to a whole episode all the way through awake. i’m excited for “my pillows are comforted by the realization that i’m okay”

4:17p back to hftmt: i really enjoy baron ragoon’s speech at the end of episode 100. it’s honestly fucking great. and blemish. i’ve always loved blemish though.

Unti555tled.mxd #94

9:03a just watching this cute little 90L. stay away. the noaa rain forecast is steadily shifting rain west ahead of 90L and i’m not cool.

10:35a i am totally in a nosleep mood. i realized i’d already listened to season 5 a few episodes before the conclusion of it. i guess it doesn’t even matter if i’ve already heard it before. the stories are almost always stellar and the narration just GGGGEEETTTTTS me.

12:22P dear caller, there is no need for you to tell me you’re “trying to be really nice”. i can hear that you’re mad, and you’re mad in the way a child gets huffy when their parents can’t read their minds. like no, child, you can speak and you can use your words to tell me what’s wrong.

it’s not my fault it took you five years to realize you may want to call and tell someone that you’ve been getting a tax bill that’s not yours. especially when you’re renting a PO box and you’re consistently getting mail that isn’t yours. i wonder if he’s called all the other entities sending mail to that PO box. it’s the taxpayer’s repsonsibility to update us on their mailing address anyway.

3:53P i’m planning on making vegan charro beans for a memorial day bbq this weekend. my friend is a vegan and her husband is not. they make it work pretty fucking fantastic. it’s super easy – not being an asshole goes a really long way.

4:58p the reality is sinking in that it’s literally only been a few months since the last hurricane season ended. i’m not mentally prepared for this. uuuggghhh

Unti555tled.mxd #93

8:16a it’s been busy. the summers are always busy.

this week’s nosleep is pretty darned good so far. hftmt this week was also gold, paul f tompkins is always fun to listen to. i was ssssssstoked to hear the greatest disco music start. i could listen to them bullshit all day, mostly because they are funny. often at eachother’s expense, but man i hope that’s just in the spirit of comedy.

i can’t forget to go vote in the primary tonight. abbott’s gotta go. god i hope we can pull it together enough to get rid of him and his leutenant.

8:32p i finally figured out something for my temperature shawl. i adapted a pattern called flying fringe (i think??). after about 50 rows, i started knitting the increase section in eyelet instead of garter stitch. makes it a little more airy, and you can see the color changes just fine in the garter section. i think once i get to an even count of garter and eyelet stitches i’ll alternate between the two. or maybe something else. not sure yet. i’m happy with how this is turning out so far.

9:02a the black hole on the other side of jupiter is pretty fucking fantastic. i love sci-fi horror something fierce, and it’s sooooooooooooo hard to pull off. it’s easy to dive deep into off-brand velveeta and tell a story that just sucks.

10:18a i’m almost through another shawl i started to use up a bunch of this lion’s brand homespun i have. it’s the gray that’s varigated with black, pink and blue. i have another skein of it from years ago that’s got no varigation, but just the base gray that i want to use to finish out the shawl. i think i’ll make a similar one with the red homespun i have as well. i’m just happy i figured something to do with it. now i have like 12 skeins of lion’s brand mandala to use up as well. trying to figure out something nice to do with that.

10:21A it’s been so long since i’ve had grapes that i really want to go home and plow through the bag i bought. i put some in my bag for snacks and omg. they’re delicious. i guess there is something to only buying some produce when it’s in season versus year round.

11:37a i’ve been eating avocado toast for dinner, fuck. i just doomed myself to eternal poverty.

4:57p it’s that time of year where i start obsessively watching the NHC maps and the wunderground blog. i watch the comments on wunderground now because it tipped me off 2 days early for harvey. i think it’s the only reason we had enough food to last being trapped. i should have had us pull the vehicles up on the tennis court, but we have a better plan this year. either that plan or park on the big ass bridge next to the condo and hunker down. that bridge has seen more hurricanes than i’ll ever know.