Tuesday, August 05, 2008

No song this time

Sorry, but I don't know any songs about "Edouard."

Regardless, I'm glad he's bypassed my town and is giving some rain to those who needed it. We would have welcomed a few good showers, but no such luck. Just hot and dry here. Still.

Maybe I can come up with something about Edouard. . . How about, Edouard Scissorhands?

"Edouard Scissorhands, don't trim my trees,
with your violent winds and howling breeze."

Nah -- no ring to that one.

I guess I'll just water my lawn and be happy we haven't seen any destructive storms here for a while.

After all, my younger daughter who lives in downtown Chicago just had a tornado pass nearly overhead and whoosh on out over Lake Michigan. She said it blew out some windows on the 40th floor of the John Hancock building not far up Michigan Avenue from her apartment building.

No, I don't need anything like that!


R.E. Wolf said...

Glad you're safe!

kenju said...

So, you dodged another bullet?! That's good to know.

Badabing said...

Glad your in the clear, Duke.

Zinnia said...

We went from a month of rain to t-storms and deluge rain and hail to absolutely no rain at all now. Our gardens suck big time this year.

Nankin said...

We finally got a little of that rain up here in north Texas. I think you could hear the trees sigh as they sucked up the moisture from the ground.

Blog Admin said...

I do remember you from VF-11 although I don't think we ever flew together, do you recall? Looked through your blog... great shots of the foxy one. And thanks for joining up at the zing.com site. Who knows whether it'll take or not. Although the reunion (which I missed) seems to have provided an impetus to register. If people have an interest to correspond and share photos and stories it might be fun.

I'm interested in writing and have blogged a bit mainly around some of the reading several friends are doing together. We agree on a text then assign responsibility for portions of it to each. The host prepares dinner after an alcohol-free discussion beginning around 4 on a Sunday afternoon. Very civilized. Dinners continue the discussions lubricated by a good wine or two. Right now there are 6 of us re-reading the Fitzgerald translation of Homer's Odyssey. Lately we finished the Seamus Heaney translation of Beowulf (terrific), a new translation of Dante' Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso by Hollander and Ulysses by Joyce. All heavy-duty works I doubt I could get through on my own.

southernbelle said...

I think I would be scared sh!tless if a tornado came my way. Thank goodness we don't have to experience anything like that. We don't get much on our news here but what I have seen has looked pretty nasty. England is having severe rain and we, down south, are just having rain. I can't wait for Spring to arrive.

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