Go fricking figure...  

rm_bucfannn 62M/61F
1805 posts
8/27/2006 11:14 pm

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Go fricking figure...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh... the joys of living in paradise. The palm trees. The beaches. The endless summers. The gorgeous sunsets.

Uh huh. Right. Sure.


Ok, so he's been downgraded to a Tropical Storm as of this afternoon. But, it's anyone's guess what he will do once he hits the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And, that's supposed to happen on Tuesday.

Before the downgrade, the projected path brought him right to the mouth of Tampa Bay.


And, it's still sort of showing that same projected path. Gotta love it.

Stands to reason, doesn't it? A holiday weekend is coming up. And, I have FOUR days off. (well, ok, I do sound petulant, but, what can I say?)

I remember back in '85, Hurricane Elena churned out in the gulf for DAYS during the SAME DANGED WEEKEND. The entire holiday was a soggy mess.

But, damn. This is a special weekend. My sweetie surprised me with tickets to see Toby Keith in concert, as part of my birthday gift. (He says I'm a pain in the ass to buy for... wonder where he got that from??) And the concert is on Saturday.

I figure, with my luck, the weekend will be a total washout. Even if Ernesto doesn't turn into a 'cane. I can see it raining for days and days.


I am soooooo looking forward to puttin' on my ropers and hat, and partying with TK fans. He puts on a GREAT concert, (I saw him a few years ago), and he's cute, to boot And, I don't want the concert cancelled. But, of course, I will understand if it IS cancelled. I won't like it, but, I understand.

I know it's selfish of me, but, I DON'T WANT THIS THING coming here. We've been lucky for so long, I'd like to see the luck continue...

So, the waiting, (and watching), game begins anew.

Paradise? I don't fricking think so.

brute472 75M
3480 posts
8/28/2006 12:08 am

I heard the news only today of Ernesto coming through Florida and thought of you straight away.
I don't know how you can take the uncertainty year after year of a hurricane wiping you off the earth.
Takes more guts than I've got.
More power to you .
Maybe it will veer off if you are lucky the rain I mean so hope it does.

rm_bucfannn replies on 8/28/2006 8:23 am:
Thank you, luv, for thinking of me. I guess it's the price we must pay to live in this swamp...

What's that childhood poem? "Rain rain go away, come back another day"... or something like that.


tut1117 73M  
452 posts
8/28/2006 2:57 am

Hey buc, you wouldn't want all that plywood you bought to go to waste, get the ole screw gun charged up and ready to go, so your new sweetie can get it up. And btw, how about them Jags, looked darn good Saturday night againt the Bucs, I know it is preseason, and you are trying to find a second QB. Good luck and know I will be thinking about you as the storm approached

rm_bucfannn replies on 8/28/2006 8:26 am:
I knew you'd bring up the game. Thankfully, I was working and didn't see it. But, then again, it's just preseason.

I think they've got the second QB. No matter the outcome of the Jags game, I think Gradkowski is the obvious choice here. And, trust me when I say this... I am NOT a SIMS fan - at all. Gruden needs to get his head out of his ass this time...

And, Ernesto needs to take a detour... quickly...

rm_MisterFrumpy 47M
428 posts
8/28/2006 6:12 am

its always labor day weekend..the hurricanes come into town for the parties

rm_bucfannn replies on 8/28/2006 8:26 am:
but Frump... I don't want Ernesto partying with me....

softnlush 54F

8/28/2006 6:14 am

Maybe we won't get it...let us hope...I hate RAIN

rm_bucfannn replies on 8/28/2006 8:27 am:
I know you hate the rain. So does your hair

I just want it GONE. Period.

Xeryien 53M
1448 posts
8/28/2006 6:43 am

I've got Witch working on it.. So far she's moved it from hiting New Orleans to barrelling up the middle of Florida! Damn she is good!

Give her another day or two and it'll be over the Atlantic - no worries!

rm_bucfannn replies on 8/28/2006 8:28 am:
Gee... maybe she needs a bigger incantation or something...

I need to check the NOAA website and see what's going on...

digdug41 50M

8/28/2006 8:09 am

my brother ands a few of my friends are down there so I hope it doesnt hit you guys either and I hope that youwill be able to enjoy your weekend

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

rm_bucfannn replies on 8/28/2006 8:29 am:
Hey digggggggg!!! Nice to see you!

Yea, I feel for the tourists that are down here. Must be scary indeed, to know something of that magnitude may be headed this way...


rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
8/28/2006 8:17 am

I hear ya!

rm_bucfannn replies on 8/28/2006 8:30 am:

Hi, and thanks for visiting.

HeardLankaMalls 56M
2925 posts
8/28/2006 11:18 am

Hope "he" doesn't ruin your weekend Fann....

As I've said before...keep your head down, and be prepared to skedadle.

Best thoughts and wishes, C

rm_bucfannn replies on 8/28/2006 8:33 pm:
Thank you, sweetie

Simply_Isoo 47M
55 posts
8/28/2006 5:55 pm

if Ernesto comes even sas category II i'll be happy. i make a tone of money after each hurricane.


Yours Truly

rm_bucfannn replies on 8/28/2006 8:34 pm:
I understand that, sweetie. But, just not THIS WEEKEND, ok?

oldude1946 72M

8/29/2006 10:33 am

Howdy to you. I have been a little busy lately with drag racing and working on the cars. I have been in here just long enough to post a small blog, I'm kind of lazy ya know

somethingelse40 76M
14676 posts
8/31/2006 3:02 pm

The trouble is that weather is a force of nature, and fricking is not.

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1/11/2007 2:05 am


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1/11/2007 2:07 am


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