I almost went out dressed like this until I realized it was 107 degrees outside. *Cries in goth*
0w-20 oil pours really interestingly in a high wind…. That is to say the wind whipped it around and kicked it right back out of the funnel at first and I now have a well oiled battery. At least most of it landed down the filler!
Winds are pretty dang high right now. We’d better get rain soon…
This California fire season is unusually scary. Early in the week, high winds whipped up massive, fast moving fires that consumed dry vegetation and in some cases wiped out entire neighborhoods. I’m very glad to see CALM conditions have appeared, so the fire activity is settling down a bit.
Wouldn’t mind seeing some nice rainfall hit though. I’m told it usually rains in the winter here. How does California winter work? I don’t know yet.
(This is a screenshot and is not current data! Please see links below for live data.)
For current data please see the following:
Cal Fire’s live map
MODIS Fire Detection data in Google Earth (as seen in the screenshot)
So here’s why I would have gotten fired this weekend if not for the fact that I’d already resigned with two weeks’ notice.
I found out early today that I would have been expected to come to work and ride out Hurricane Irma right here:
Which is right here….
And those bands are the outer bands of this….
Which at the time was forecast to do THIS.
I’m sorry, I did like my job there for the most part, but if asked to ride out the storm there, in a building which got three feet of water in it during Andrew which didn’t even hit that area much at all…. Well, I’d have just plain refused.
I was hearing stories of how the staff held off on evacuating until it was actually already difficult to get over the causeway due to storm surge and wind.
I’m sorry. It’s one thing to be a dedicated team player with the company. It’s another to endanger your safety to fight a losing battle to keep a broadcast going.
Not much one could do with three feet of seawater in the studios and electrical rooms.
And for that I’m assuming I would have been fired in one of those furious scenes.
This is of course assuming it’s still on a course for us as of morning– there’s some potential for a deviation westwards.
But still, not worth it.
In a couple of weeks, northern California will be my home. The only common natural disasters known there are wildfires. I’m okay with this.
Yesterday our apartment complex put out reminders on everyone’s doors that we are not allowed to cover or tape* any windows to prepare for Hurricane Irma.
Today, the manager’s apartment windows are boarded up, as well as the rental office.
Meme semi related.
* taping windows is actually totally useless
This morning, some prick jammed a toothpick through the sidewall of one of my tires. Yes– one of THOSE damn tires.
This coming about two days before what’s expected to be a Category 4 hurricane wiping Florida like a piss soaked rag being thrust onto your windshield by a zombie bum in downtown Miami.
Beautiful! Luckily, that same Tire Kingdom (yes, Bullet Hole Kingdom) still stocks that size tire.
There’s no propane, bottled water, canned foods, bread, batteries, or anything else particularly useful left in the stores, and it’s been that way since Monday night. I actually saw some of the questionable little “Food Store” places in the… unsavory areas… spray painted “No Supplies Inside” or “No Water” on their roll up shutters. Yes… All the way back on Monday.
This is pretty much a guarantee that hilarious price gouging will happen on a widespread basis, and to the first person who tries to use supply-side economics to justify this, I will counter with the following argument:
Say I have a great surplus of a special kind of large trout. Its prime directive is to be used for slapping people in the face. However, I have far more slapping trout than I can use, so the cost of a trout slap is so low I just have to deliver them free of charge.
To your heartless late-stage capitalist face.
- KG4CYX slaps you around a bit with a large trout!
Not even Irma wants to land in Florida.
This pretty much sums up the last few days:
This may just happen to be my favorite photo of myself at the moment
Winter is to COLD as Florida is to:
B) HERP DERP
D) All of the above
Please note: this image is from December 19, 2016. There’s an image floating around on social media from like 2013 that shows the same phenomenon. You can use either one to describe it as both are equally true. Map source: Weather Underground.
Hey Lowly, mind using your one red sneaker to kick this thing east?
We’re perfectly safe up at Disney World right now and there are no major issues as a result of the storm, but. …. if you don’t have a full tank of gas you’re not getting it.
If you’re at the parks though try the Speedway station near the Magic Kingdom on Buena Vista Boulevard.