Good Morning. I live in what many consider paradise. Palm Beach has many great features; beautiful hot weather, fantastic restaurants, no state tax, some of the best beaches on the planet, fantastic high school football and an awesome place filled with cool stuff called the everglades. The price we pay for these things are a never ending supply of corrupt politicians and old people, gang violence as bad as anywhere in the country, lousy schools and horrible drivers.
Most of the negative stuff doesn’t directly affect me, but their is one particular thing that definitely does. A consequence of enjoying hot tropical weather 9 months a year is tropical storms. Floriduh got destroyed top to bottom in 2004, and 2005 brought Hurricane Wilma to my house. It deposited the roof of the house I rented in my driveway, which actually wasn’t a huge deal since I was moving out the next week anyway. The lack of electricity gets old almost immediately, the lack of stop lights makes getting around beyond dangerous and the lack of coffee makes me borderline homicidal. It has been real quiet the last few years down here, outside of the 3 day monsoon last summer that was Fay.
I take my job as natural disaster correspondent here at Sparty and Friends very seriously. I know more about hurricanes than any non-meteorologist should, and as a new homeowner of a house less than a mile from the ocean I keep a daily eye on the tropics this time of year. So I am not a happy camper this morning as not one, but 2 storms are bearing down on me right now. Tropical Storm Ana is a weak storm right now, which means nothing, Wilma went from a cat 1 to cat 5 in 18 hours after hitting 90 degree water. Mr. Bill on the other hand is very large and will strengthen into at least a cat 2 over the next 5 days. My honey-do list today is going to be about hurricane shutters, filling gas cans for my generator, and making sure I can basically shut down my entire back yard jungle in 12 hours if I have to. Total pain in the ass. And of course it’ll be 92 with 95% humidity as I do it. Ahhhhhhhhh…..paradise.
I like it better when he has to come back, like last week when I told you he was going to wipe out a 3 stroke deficit and win.
If he doesn’t sign, Boras will establish himself as a bigger douchebag than Rosenhaus.
Lions win! Stafford looks good! The real story from the game.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse.I was praying for him to not be dead. Seriously.
I still have not decided on how I feel about all this. I do think he should be allowed to work, this is America and he did his time. I just am not sure anyone should have hired him.
I don’t remember this guy, but nothing really happened yesterday.
I’m not much of a fan of sports that people don’t score in, but watching these guys go head to head is worth 10 seconds of my time.
Saying you’re sorry does matter. I wish more people would do it.
Just Because: Craigslist rules! Ponies are fun!
pathish is a writer and natural disaster correspondant for Sparty and Friends. He invites you to his house if you want to help him put up hurricane shutters. email him at email@example.com.