Most of you know that Geoff and I met on the internet. Most of you probably don’t know that Geoff had some very particular questions for me before we first met in person.
Tag: it’s the end of the world as we know it
Happy Friday the 13th
When each Friday the 13th rolls around I know I’m going to get a version of the following email from the good folks at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. If you don’t know who they are, click on over and spend some good quality time there. They sell amazing fragrances and things made from essential oils and their Black Phoenix Trading Post has some outstanding items, especially jewelry. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
OK, 2012 is finally here. I don’t really care about how many times people may have seen that over-the-top movie with John Cusack. I seriously doubt that the world is going to end this year, or that is it is specifically going to end on or soon after December 21st of this year.
It’s the end of the world as we know it – Mayan style!
Some of you may know that Geoff and I find all of this end of the world stuff, erm, endlessly fascinating and funny. Between Harold Camping and his crew predicting the Rapture at least twice last year to the impending End Of All The Things this December because of the Mayan Calendar, we’re just laughing a LOT.
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It’s the end of the world as we know it?
Perhaps Geoff’s obsession with Zombie Apocalypses and similar things is finally rubbing off on me. Or maybe it’s that the world is going to end a year from now.
Boston Area Weather *right now*
For those of you not playing along at home or who are, realistically, following your own weather patterns, Boston is currently under a Tornado Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning till 8:00pm. There is already a possibility of a Tornado touchdown in one place in Western MA and one place in NH.
There is a LOT of Tornadic Activity, and some seriously huge super cell storms. I know for a lot of you in Tornado Alley this probably sounds silly, but for New England, this is a big deal. Golf Ball sized hail is highly unusual here. It just doesn’t happen, though today it already has.
Geoff has his police meeting tonight and I have my rehearsal. Both places have basements, though getting to the actual buildings may be dicey depending on when the storms actually land on us. Right now the storms are wreaking havoc on the western and central parts of the state. Straight line winds up to 100mph have already caused problems.
I did pop my head out of the house to be kind and warn the roofers and got covered in gravel and asphalt for my troubles. Thanks, guys. I hope you get struck by lightening. But not till after you clean up my deck. Sheesh. Jerks.
Anyway, everyone, stay safe, stay away from your windows, and if you get any good hail pics let us know.
ETA: 5:17 pm- 2 tornadoes have touched down and both have spent a long time on the ground. One is on the ground right now in Brimfield. That’s right folks, where we just went for vacation. It’s moving east at 40 mph. The far edge of the super cell is moving into Boston right now. That’s just rain, thunder, and a nice light show. The real business of this storm is still at least an hour out.
To put it into radar perspective, we’re in green now, the hot pink and purple where the real action is, that’s an hour and a half drive away. The tornado has internal speeds of 100+ mph. Woo?
ETA: 5:32 pm- Middlesex County now has a Tornado Warning and Boston has ordered all city parks cleared and all baseball games and other outdoor activities canceled. All Boston restaurants with outdoor seating have been ordered to bring their seating and tables indoors. I have never seen this happen in all the years I’ve lived here, and that’s been a long time. 16 years.
So, no boat
The Rapture didn’t happen, so I did not get to assume ownership of any gorgeous new Boston Whaler cuddy cruisers that previously belonged to wealthy Raptured fishermen. Oh, well.
One interesting side note: around the time that the Rapture was supposed to have taken place, I couldn’t find Scratch. In fact, I could not find him for a while. Later on he appeared in the hallway, meowing to be let back inside. My theory is that he was the only being raptured, but then after he spent a few hours running amok in Heaven breaking things, God changed His mind and sent him back.
Kittehs comment on the current state of world affairs
I have much to talk about later including my recent shopping victories and my job interview yesterday, but for right now it’s LOLcats. I think the Crazy Screaming Fiendish Monkey Children I taught last night ate my brain. Or, at least, my ability to think for myself. Damn, I hope they didn’t turn me into Sarah Palin, I’d better check on that.
Anyway, here they are.
Another ordinary Saturday*
*Unless of course, you count that whole Rapture thing.
For those of you who haven’t heard (and I imagine that by this point there are not many of you) today, May 21, 2011, is supposed to be the day of the Rapture. I figured that this concept has reached a saturation point in our society when even Boston.com is talking about it at length. So the big day is supposed to be today according to one group of very determined fundamentalist Christians. Sunday is Rogation Day, and Kelly and I are planning to bring the dogs with us. We do not anticipate any theological or metaphysical issues with our plans. And speaking of pets, it turns out that there is a group who is fulfilling the dual purpose of taking care of animals and forcing the people who actually believe this stuff to put their money where their mouth is. They are called Eternal Earth-bound Pets and they have a website.
I am thinking that there has got to be someone, somewhere, who is a really wealthy fundamentalist Christian and who is concerned about the state of their earthly affairs after today. They are wondering what is going to happen to their beloved boat. I wish I had thought of it. I could have volunteered to take care of their boat while they are gone. How else am I ever going to get one of these anytime soon? Hopefully I will not have to compete with any of the 800,000 (so far) people who signed up on Facebook to participate in the post-Rapture looting.