Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thursday night I was hankering for a pinion fire in the chimenea, so I built one. Before dark, I sat on the steps reading as the fire got rolling. The resinous wood smouldered a bit, tendrils of smoke curling out the top and making their way around the concrete pillars in my yard, remnants of the property's industrial past. The photo was long exposure - mebbe 3 seconds and no tripod - and I didn't even notice that spark jumping out the top. I need to get one of those mesh thingies for the top of the flue. I'm so excited about cooler weather- I'm going to have a fire in the chimenea as often as I can.
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Is it too late to name the puppeh Gozer the Destructor? She just LURVES chewin'!
Oh, DBA Dude sent me the link to this story about Rocket Rosie, a Jack Russell Terrier who routinely runs about 30 mph. SRSLY. Miss Praline's getting there-- she's faster every day.
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I don't have a tv, so I've been catching a bit of video coverage of hurricane Ike on the internet. On one radio interview, there was a family holed up in their 1895 house in Galveston, along with some friends. The woman figured this house had weathered 100+ years of major storms, including the big killer hurricane that leveled Galveston in the early 1900s, and the house is up to it, whatever Ike has to dish out. I was thinking that if that family perishes in that house, they'll seem just as foolish as the people partying at the bar on the beach as the storm surge rolled in.

I admit I'd love to experience a hurricane. I know that's crazy, but the intensity of it sounds amazing. But, um, I don't want to be in danger's the thing. I suppose other than whatever rain the hurricane slings up our way, I won't be experiencing hurricanes in general, in this lifetime.

See, it works like this -- if you have warning that something nasty is coming along, you prepare or get out of the way, right? Ideally, you head for higher ground.
People are silly.
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