My mother used to always say this when people would talk about the weather. It drove me NUTS. Though I realize it's true. Just like one of my favorite routines of the late George Carlin, where he would be the Hippy Dippy Weather Man, and he would say, "Weather forecast for tonight: dark."
As practically everyone knows by now, yesterday the East Coast had a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. I was at lunch with a friend, and we heard a rumble, but both of us assumed it was subway underneath us. Then we left the restaurant, and people were all over the place on the sidewalk, having emptied out of the high-rise office buildings. Some guy ran up to us and said, "Do you know what magnitude that was?" At which point we decided it was likely not the subway ...
When we returned to work, one of my co-workers said that the earthquake was proof "that Satan is extra busy." If that is in fact the case, I personally think that Satan didn't put much work into it. Just my opinion.
Our only "damage" at home was that The Tim's Mr. Bean bobblehead was knocked to the floor. Not broken, which was a relief to one of us. There may have been more, but frankly, anything else could also be the work of the cats.
So we breathe a sigh of relief at our luck, and hope it will hold out this weekend and that Hurricane Irene will decide to visit elsewhere. Both events are for the most part out of our hands, so we'll just do the best we can. Which is all any of us can do anytime, right?
Anyhoo, I have WINNERS in my blogiversary giveaway! Thanks to everyone for your kind words, wishes, and for playing along. Those listed below should send me their full names and mailing addresses. If you don't have my e-mail address, you can send the info to thekittyknitterATverizonDOTcom, or via PM to thekittyknitter on Ravelry.
Marji will receive the pattern
Michelle (no link, sorry) will receive the Classic Elite Montera
Geekknitter will receive the Newport yarn
Congratulations to each of you, and once again thanks to everyone for commenting. :-)
And that's it for now. Have a good evening, and to anyone in the hurricane's path, I hope you'll just be able to say Goodnight, Irene and not worry about it.