The “storm of the century” (a newspaper’s phrase, not mine) has arrived. I’ve spent the entire morning outdoors–woo. It’s pouring. But not the storm of the century. Maybe it is–an 18 wheeler was blown over by a gust of wind on the San Rafael-Richmond Bridge, there are 100 mph wind gusts (definitely 70 mph wind gusts), 30 foot waves, and power outages to half a million people. It’s raining sideways.

Nevermind the blizzard in the Sierras.

Our basement’s started to flood and water’s finding its way past the cracks of our windows indoors. The power was out from sometime last night until about half an hour ago. I saw PG&E technicians in cherry pickers and dangling from power poles in the neighborhood earlier today. A flourescent orange-vested PG&E guy on each pole.

I think I’ll light a fire, make some hot cocoa, and watch the news, nurse my cold (which I now realize is a fullblown flu). I’m indoors for the rest of the day. You should try to stay indoors, too.

…updated: Okay. I’m not watching the news anymore. In 10 minutes, I got to hear about Britney Spears’ nervous breakdown, some dude who killed his wife, a guy who jumped off a skyscraper and lived, a guy who slipped his pregnant girlfriend the abortion pill, and a father who poured boiling hot cooking oil all over his seventeen month old son. Is that the sum of “fucked up” or what? I can’t watch the news–I’d forgotten how depressing it is.



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4 responses to “storm!

  1. Pingback: Super Storm in the West

  2. mysticonnie

    guess i’m not the only one felled by a cold! yeah, i spent most of the day buried under the covers, and when i checked the news, it was batsh*t insane! it was a good day to hide indoors.

  3. mysticonnie: You are definitely not the only one with a bad cold/flu. I send you empathetic waves. Hope you stay warm and dry!

  4. akrypti

    Just so the native west coasters know: This “storm of the century” here in the Bay?

    This is what upstate New York is like…ALL THE TIME.


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