Friday, August 30, 2019

This is gona be a looooooooong weekend.

Now they're saying shit'll hit the fan Sunday night into Monday...

NOAA prediciton map from yesterday

The newest map and predictions
NOAA warned Dorian will most likely intensify into a major Category 4 hurricane during the next few days.
The latest forecast said: "The biggest concern will be Dorian's slow motion when it is near Florida, placing some areas of the state at an increasing risk of a prolonged, drawn-out event of strong winds, dangerous storm surge, and heavy rainfall.
"There is still substantial middle- and upper-level dry air on the south side of the hurricane, as shown by tonight’s G-IV mission, which has been allowing only slow strengthening during the day.
“As Dorian turns west-northwestward, however, shear should drop somewhat due to it moving on the northeast side of an upper-level low near the Florida Straits, and the winds aloft will no longer be pointed toward the core, which will help decrease dry air entrainment.
“All these changes should promote intensification while Dorian moves over the 29C waters east of Florida, so the intensity forecast is raised from the previous one, consistent with the corrected-consensus guidance.
“Unfortunately, I don’t see any large-scale factors that would prevent Dorian from becoming an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane during the next few days.”

It'll get here when it gets here and it'll  be what it will be.
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Good morning, beautiful.

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This is from 1945. Here's the story...

My father was home on leave from the Navy and had not yest mustered out after his stint on an LST in the Pacific. He'd been at sea during the Battle of Leyte Gulf - the largest naval conflict in human history. 
He comes home to see my Mom (they were not married yet) and wants to take her in to NYC on a date to go dancing to the Dorsey Band at the Hotel Pennsylvania.
They take the train in to the city from Newark, NJ where they both lived at the time, 
and get off at Penn station. 
They go outside and hail a cab and tell the driver where they wanna go. They're very excited about seeing the band - this was a BIG deal back in those days. After about a 15 minute ride my father pays the cabbie and they go in to the Hotel and go to the show. They have a GREAT time...

My mom & dad - Sophie & Dick Jackson at 19 in '45. This was taken that night at the show.

It's a great date, and after the show they head out to get a cab back to the train station. My father hails one and they get in. 
He tells the cabby to take them to Penn Station and the cabbie turns around to him and looks at him like he's nuts and says: 'I hate to tell you Buddy, but it's RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.
The first cabbie had taken them for a ride and fleeced him for probably a buck and a half by driving around the block a few times!
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What can I add to this to make you understand how truly fucked we are as a society?

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As it relates to the boobage issue .

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TV was a LOT better when we were kids.
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It wouldn't surprise me, that's for sure...
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I'd leave the little fucker in there and make him figure it out.
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Sure did think she was cute back then.

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5 comments:

  1. Karen Allen WAS cute back then! And with all due respect, your mother was pretty, too.

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  2. Be safe Joe. My mother in law lives in Lady lake too and I offered to come get her 2 days ago but she refused, it is on her now.

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  3. I hope that cabbie got his one day! Just goes to show you people have always been jerks.

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  4. I agree my mom WAS pretty hot looking well into her older years! The cabbie got to go home with an extra buck. My Dad went home with my mom. Dad wins...

    Jeff - is your Mom here in The Villages? I live in Country Club Hills/Orange Blossom (the old section). Love it here.

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I'm sensing a degree of instability here...

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