My god! This week is just zooming by. I can't believe it's Tuesday already.
For those of you in offices, step away from your desks right now, and go say that --or something like it-- to one of your co-workers. We'll wait...
So, did they look at you funny? Did anyone hear that they need a vacation? Is anyone cleaning out their desks now?
Earlier today, I said that very same thing to the delightful Gas Station Lady, and she simply answered me with a confused, gaping stare that sort of made her look like a misguided fish who'd just conked its noggin' on the bottom of a barge. Poor woman...
Anyway, I wanted to write about hurricane Ernesto as it's a really highly hyped hurricane, and seeing as how it's also the one-year anniversary of hurricane Katrina, I'm thinking that it's kind of wild that hurricane Ernesto...
It's not a hurricane?
It's a tropical storm with 46 mph winds?
Oh... So, why the hell is every freakin' news channel treating it like it's the wrath of God bearing down on us? I mean, MSNBC even brought in a Senior Hurricane Analyst, and we all know those things don't come cheap. Who's going to pay for this blunder?
Maybe we can get something out of this. Maybe Ernesto can get a 24 Hour reclassification, and we can label it a Category 15,000 Hurricane with a pretty good chance of not only leveling Libby, Montana, but if things play out "just so," Canada could, very well, lose most of the Yukon Territory.
I'm sorry, but I'm just not afraid of Ernesto. It doesn't worry me in the way Katrina did when it made landfall last year. I know the news folks want me to be terrified for my friends down there, but that's not going to happen. The last thing people in that battered and beaten part of the country need is to have their fear increased as a result of sensationalistic, irresponsible "news" outlets.
So, Florida? If you're reading this, your weather forecast for the next few days is that it's going to rain where you are. You're going to probably get a lot of rain, and it's going to be windy. But, you know as well as I do that there is a HUGE difference between a tropical storm with 46 mph winds and even a freakin' Category One hurricane.