Ah don’ waaanna pickle…

This photo is *not* from this morning. I don’t think we saw any shred of that orb the entire day. Seems like it was just the other day I wrote about a rather apocalyptic-looking morning. This morning was worse. This morning was so bad that I bagged my 0-skunk-30 walk. High winds were blowing tree branches down (and my loverly ‘hicken, who should probably come inside for the winter). Water and ice pellets and I dunno what else were coming out of the sky. I *could* have dressed for that kind of weather but I decided not to be a masochist. Turned out that WWWD’s wife also bagged her walk. I think we both made a wise decision.

I knew it was windy but I didn’t fully grasp *how* windy until I parked the Ninja by the pond at work. And couldn’t open the door… Okay. I threw all my weight at it, gathered up my gear, started across the parking lot, and got blown sideways. Really! But how could that be? When I had driven in a few minutes before, my buddy Louie-Louiiii was sailing across the parking lot in front of me. Then I realized that he had been moving in a direction perpendicular to mine. He had a tailwind.

It’s been a horrible cold, raw kind of day but we are way out here at the tips of Sandy’s tentacles so I can’t complain. Power outages were only momentary at the Landfill and by late afternoon, the wind had died down considerably.

And yes, I am late with this as some have pointed out [wink]. I am late because *after* work, instead of coming home and crashing early, we headed downtown, ate at the Oscar Tango and… drum roll… went to see none other than Arlo Guthrie in concert at The Ark! I am not the best concert-goer (I don’t like to sit) but I decided I could sit for Arlo and I could and it was wonderful. Well, it was wonderful except for the woman next to the GG who was not feeling well and kept leaving. She looked awful and I hope she feels better soon. I also hope it wasn’t anything contagious. On the upside, nobody put on deoderant behind me. Right there in The Ark, I mean.

Anyway, I turned into a pumpkin about three hours ago but maybe that’s okay. I won’t need a costume tomorrow.

This land was made for you and me.

2 Responses to “Ah don’ waaanna pickle…”

  1. jane Says:

    yesterday at noon I walked from the 777 building to Howard Cooper. it’s not far, but walking straight into the wind — cold!!!!

  2. Margaret Says:

    Cool concert! I’m glad the weather is not too frightful, wish it were more delightful. 😉