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And still it rained

Okay, actually, that’s a picture of the beach, but truly it has rained and rained. And winded and winded. Not like that big blow on Christmas Eve eve, but relentlessly. And for as far in the future as I trust the weather forecast.

We haven’t lost power yet, but we’ve had some close calls. The power to the pump that drains our local acres failed. They had to bring in a backup generator while we watched the ditches rise.

And this afternoon, the power went out in the supermarket. Which was creepy. It was pitch black, except for a lone spotlight in the deli section. The girl behind the counter made a “ta-da!” face in the light, which was kind of cute. It only lasted a few seconds, or I assume more backup would’ve kicked in.

Oh my god. It’s happened. I’ve gone native. I’m droning on and on about the weather…


Comment from gromulin
Time: December 30, 2013, 11:49 pm

Those of us AT WORK this week were hoping for more cat-related content, but we’ll take what we can get.

Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: December 31, 2013, 12:08 am

“The power to the pump that drains our local acres failed.”

Do NOT take Mapp into the kitchen to look at the tree. Lucia is not there to save you.

Comment from dissent555
Time: December 31, 2013, 12:26 am

yeah, pretty soon you’re going to be going to local pubs and actually wanting to order stuff like spotted dick and black pudding. Cheerio … cheerio … pip, pip …

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 31, 2013, 12:36 am

I’m sure I can scare you up some cat porn, Grom. Jack gets wonderfuller by the day.

Me, I pretty much get my fix at Imgur these days.

Comment from Deborah
Time: December 31, 2013, 12:56 am

No, no. That’s ok. If we can’t bitch and moan about the weather, we’re dead. Speaking of dead, I laughed myself silly one Saturday night in spring when the newbie weekend weather guy advised viewers at “Jericho” to take cover because funnel clouds showed up on the radar—Jericho being a famous pioneer cemetery in the area, which he had no way of knowing. It was just a spot on the map to him.

And Stoaty, you should know by now how much we love chicken and kitten photos—especially me, since I have been without a pet for way too long.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: December 31, 2013, 1:25 am

Going on and on about the weather —
It’s so cold in northern Minnesota….
that the global warming research team in Antarctica is trapped in summer ice, and ice breakers from three countries can’t break their vessel out of it.

and on lolcats there is a ‘beware the chickens’ funny

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: December 31, 2013, 3:38 am

Greetings from my new iGadget…it’s very cool 🙂

It’s very cold but sunny here…sounds like you should build Noah’s Ark over there.

Comment from Mojo
Time: December 31, 2013, 4:46 am

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it…

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: December 31, 2013, 4:51 am

I’m doing something about the weather with an old sock: I’m going to warm the atmosphere with all-natural friction.

It’s like I’m 14 again.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: December 31, 2013, 4:54 am

Every beer I open releases CO2, thus warming the earth globally. I’m doing my part for England.

Comment from Nina
Time: December 31, 2013, 5:35 am

Hey, at least you GET weather. Here it’s just day after boring day of blue skies and temps in the 60s. We desperately need rain, the local reservoir is so low the foundations of the old gold rush-era towns it inundated are seeing the light of day again.

It’s going to be a long hot summer with no water.

Comment from Oceania
Time: December 31, 2013, 10:01 am

Looks like the US State Department and the CIA – with Prince Bandar have their fingers all over the Volgograd bombings.

American involvement in Terrorism inside Russia.
John McCaine on the Loose in the Ukraine.
Blood in Syria, Libya without Refrain.

The day will come when the Nukes will Reign.

I think your country has just pissed its final piss.

Comment from Madjack O. Kitty
Time: December 31, 2013, 5:11 pm


Comment from Mojo
Time: December 31, 2013, 11:04 pm

Volgograd (aka Stalingrad) is not on the target list, Ocean. We simply don’t care enough about it to bother.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 31, 2013, 11:59 pm

Well, you could always Photoshop Mutavore into the picture to spice it up, if you don;t mind borrowing from Hollywood…

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 1, 2014, 12:46 am

Wishing all of you a Happy New Year while I’m still sober (sic, hic!) enough to type!!!

Comment from ed
Time: January 1, 2014, 3:04 am

You’ll be referring to people as “Dearie” or “Sweetums” or something like that. 🙂

Comment from ed
Time: January 1, 2014, 3:07 am

“…the local reservoir is so low the foundations of the old gold rush-era towns it inundated are seeing the light of day again”

Sounds like a good time to dig out the reservoir and expand the capacity for spring.

Comment from Oceania
Time: January 1, 2014, 5:21 am

Yes, but while your finger prints are on Volgograd, McCaine is raging in the Ukraine.

So your denial has no substance. Literally.

Meanwhile the Dell hotline doesn’t like our calls about Dell NZ computers packed full of NSA spy wares.

Comment from Oceania
Time: January 1, 2014, 6:50 am

“Thanks,” Wismeijer wrote on Monday. “I just found out my Dell server has NSA bug in Rand BIOS,”


And now I have the Dell access as well …

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: January 1, 2014, 5:40 pm

Nice photo. Moody.

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: January 1, 2014, 10:07 pm

Happy New Year, everyone. It’s been wet here: 11 inches of rain between 0800 Dec. 29 and 0800 Dec. 30 in Honomu, Hawaii. Another 11 inches between 0800 Dec. 30 and 0800 Dec. 31.
Beat that.
Last night the stars shone through a clear sky when I let the dog out at 0300. The astronomers atop Mauna Kea must have enjoyed the New Year’s Eve. Today is beautiful.

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