by Doctor Science
We're battened down pretty well against Sandy. Jim MacDonald at Making Light provided a helpful guide: How to Batten a Hatch.
Food prepped and ready, water and lights handy, blankets piled. I spent much of yesterday cooking: roast pork, spanakopita, today I'll make tomato sauce. We figure we can all cuddle up and read The Lord of the Rings aloud for *days* if need be. But some of the pictures on #sandy are already pretty damn scary, and the storm hasn't actually hit yet.
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It was hard to pick between Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Etta James, Dinah Washington, Donna Hightower -- but this version from the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald was finally my choice.
And then, to wake yourself up:
Now they're playing Natural disaster photo cliché bingo at Making Light.
Update before I even posted: the seawall is breached on Brigantine Island.
North end seawall of Brigantine has been breached.I feel sick thinking about it.
Substantial flooding blocks exit from island. STAY IN HOME.
MOVE property to highest levels in home.
Brigantine Police warn of dramatically rising water, during high tide & full moon later today.
I hope all of you are safe and sheltered, and that we all have only adventures to talk about later, not tragedies.
Strikingly similar to some of the pictures showing up on #sandy. How many of the answers to Natural Disaster Photo Cliché Bingo are in the Romantic tradition: some, or all? Discuss.