Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Back at It

Sunday, April 30th, 2023 No comments

Yes, I’m still tired. I just woke up from a nap. I’m starting to get back into my normal level of social activity after taking it easy for a little while.

I went to see Muse with Evanescence and Highly Suspect. One of the best concerts I’ve been to.

Yesterday, I went to see a drag show in Pioneer Square. I saw Modest Mouse perform there last summer I think. It was a celebration of drag and trans rights. Lots of great performances and speakers. We may not have any issues with legislation in Oregon right now, but who knows what could change. The event was hoping to raise $3000 for OutMemphis, but it raised over $7000.

We got went into full summer mode weather wise for a few days, but it cooled down tonight. Looking forward to actual summer.

Life is good.

Too Much Excitement

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 No comments

We had an exciting day yesterday, but not in a good way. Bad weather is one of the most exciting things that happen around here, and it’s not the kind of excitement you want. I’m just now getting a chance to see the videos of the tornado in Tuscaloosa yesterday. They got hit hard. Smithville, MS, which is north of here, is two-thirds gone.

The weather here never got that bad as far as I know. We mostly had to deal with inconveniences. The whole Golden Triangle area (Starkville, Columbus, and West Point) at least lost power around 4pm. I don’t know how all this works. Apparently, the Tennessee Valley Authority supplies power to this region. Somewhere they suffered damage, and that caused us to lose power. At first I was hearing on Twitter that it would be 2-3 days or longer before we got power back, but it ended up taking about 8 hours.

Being without power made me once again realize how dependent I am on technology. It’s not just that I couldn’t watch TV or use the Internet on my laptop. I also couldn’t cook or go get food. The few places that were open probably couldn’t take debit cards, so I wouldn’t have been able to pay for anything. I was certain that the university would have power back because of the Maroon Alert updates I was receiving on my phone, so I figured that I might have to go back to work even though I didn’t have power at home. But I didn’t have much gas in my car and didn’t know how I would get some. Luckily, we got power back. Before it got too dark, Coldstone Creamery gave out free ice cream rather than let it melt. It was fun to get out of boring house for a little while and be around a large group of people.

I’m glad that things have settled down today. I’m tired of the bad weather that we’ve gotten at least once a week this month. Hopefully, that’s it for a while.