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If I go dark Friday…

How am I supposed to be afraid of something named Eunice?

Well, actually. Merriam-Webster tells me Eunice is “a genus (the type of the family Eunicidae) of marine polychaete worms with complex chitinous jaws including the palolo worm and related forms.” Palolo worms look pretty scary. Well, ugly anyway.

But, no. I speak of a storm. It’s expected to hit early Friday morning and go on all day. The forecast for our area, the winds are “only” predicted to be 68 miles per hour at the heaviest, but they’re expecting 100 to the West of us.

Does this sound like biking weather to you? It does not. I could get Uncle B to run me in, but I don’t fancy being in a car in 70 mph winds. We’ll see if the forecast holds tomorrow.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 16, 2022, 9:26 pm

Does under the weather mean the same thing in the UK as it does in the US?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 16, 2022, 10:30 pm

Stoaty, you could pack picnic food and a bedroll to take with you to work tomorrow (Thursday) and spend the night. If you sweet talk Uncle B. to join you, you could give the old ladies something to talk about for years to come!

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 16, 2022, 10:53 pm

Run up the sail on your windwagon and tack your way to work!

Here we’re all preparing to be flooded in 30 years because the usual reliable sources are saying it’s gonna happen and we damn well better start panicking now since we’ve about run out of Covid Panic Power.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 17, 2022, 7:29 pm

Westron Wynde

Westron wynde when wyll thow blow
the smalle rayne downe can Rayne
Cryst yf my love were in my Armys
And I yn my Vispring luxury bed Agayne.


Comment from BJM
Time: February 18, 2022, 2:46 am

The Mail featured a few storm aircraft landings today. How about being in a 737-400 landing in a 40+ kt crosswind? Them flyboys sure can stick a crab.

(My current obsession is MentourPilot…before the miracle on the Hudson, there was the Gimli Glider.)

Comment from BJM
Time: February 18, 2022, 3:55 am

Y’all might enjoy the story of Olympic Airways flight 411 and a pilot who didn’t lose his cool.

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