Monday, April 02, 2007

Is One Hotdog A Picnic?

We just had a thunderstorm. Well, it was legally a thunderstorm because there was a flash of lightning and a clap of thunder. That’s it; one video and one audio.

Reminds me of a Fourth of July parade we had in Pittsford VT one year. Somebody holding a flag went down the street of this, literally, wide spot in the road town, then the Girl Scouts marched by, then a little band, a pickup truck with something on it and that was the parade. Until they got to the end and turned around for another fly-by.

Some events in life barely qualify. Does one flash and one rumble count as a thunderstorm? If your barn gets hit, yes; if the weather report says, “Possible thunderstorm tonight,” then yes.

Reminds me of a radio station I used to work at. Every day during the summer, we’d end the weather forecast with, “Slight chance of widely scattered thunderstorms.” We figured that maybe someone, somewhere might have a storm – and if nobody did, listeners might think someone else got it, so we were safe.

One sneeze does not make a cold; one flash does not make a storm. Stay tuned.

Everybody has a story.
Eugene Domulevicz passed away last week. Not only a POW for more than a year in Stalag 17-B in Germany, he was also a member of the Caterpillar Club (people whose lives were saved by parachutes) for a survival jump from a burning aircraft.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cold Josh Vail said...

Like this posting. Wx. to me, is a relative thing. A beautiful day in January here at ten below, sunny and no wind and folks are out walking and greeting each other as though it is the first day of spring. My cousin in Florida says we're nuts.

A windy day, bitter but sunny and I go out in the woods with my podnah, no wind just the sun's rays filtering through the branches of the maples and at that moment you just know that God sent you out there.

Running is mist or a light summer rain is something special. You don't sweat, or if you do, it doesn't show.

Three inches of snow in Connecticut will bring the state to a halt, three inches of snow around here we don't even bother to shovel, even f it is in July!

Yes if you want it to be a T-Storm, then it is one. Ever think about how weather conditions tend to worsen from Point A to Point B? In the late afternoon you get a T-Storm, a gullywasher as my grandmother used to say and the next morning at the coffee shop, this storm grew overnight and there was flooding, cars off the roads, the neighbours garbage can literally flew vertically landing on Mrs. Smith's tomato plants.

Great topic of conversation, I call it ''meteorologic fibricating'' ''Want another re-fill? I'll tell you about the famous T-Storm of 2002 that wiped out three thousand cars which were parked at Wal-Mart!''

April 06, 2007 6:30 AM  

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