Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Neighbor & Me...

Well, I'm back in school and hopefully I'll be posting more often quite soon- one more week to finish up all the work that is due [too] soon.

On the bright side I now live and learn in beautiful Norman, OK... home of the National Weather Service Severe Storms Laboratory (whee!).  At the moment, we are looking at a nice storm which is currently barely nicking the town, though there have been some pretty spectacular lightning strikes nearby.  And a very interesting storm cluster is even now hitting Bartlesville...

Oh yes, my neighbor.  I met Diego some while back- we'd exchange a nod in passing.  Now it's become the normal thing to sit out on the porch together talking about the weather and what we've been up to of an evening.  Earlier, we were watching the storm pass the town, waiting for lightning bolts, and counting for distance.  There were a few pretty good ones.  I hope the grocery store is still standing tomorrow.

I told Diego he needs a new hat.  And a pair of boots.  All he wants to do is sit around eating fish and shredding my doormat.  Still, it's nice to have met a new friend in the neighborhood.  On the bright side, he's that rarest of critters: a cat to whom I'm not allergic... on the darker side he can jump 4.5 feet straight up.  ...And I'm pretty certain he can teleport.

Diego after snacks.

That lightning bolt just rattled the house!  And I think I heard the TV say something about a tornado warning...  Assuming all is well later, I will resume posting next week- I've a few projects that the WWW may find of slight interest.

~ Tioraidh!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Truth in Advertising

"People have a lot of misconceptions about California.  None of them are true."

Really?  The misconceptions are false, are they?

California's 'Find Yourself Here' Campaign (http://www.visitcalifornia.com) seems nice.  Tell the absolute truth without providing any details.    ...Stay classy CA.