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Friday Madness (Rain is Really Dangerous)

Rain

Okay, so it’s raining. That seems to be “the thing” today.

I finally dragged myself out of bed around 7ish, went into the kitchen, looked out the window, and was suddenly blinded by an enormous flash.

By the time I finished thinking, “Gee, that was impressive, but it’s still just lightning…” the shock wave hit, the windows rattled, and I nearly fell over.

Now, under those circumstances, I would normally run around unplugging computers and spend the rest of the day hiding in the basement. Today, however, I was late for work, so instead… (Are you ready for this?) I got in the shower.

Technically, water does not conduct electricity. Instead, that task is delegated to the metallic minerals and debris that are usually found in water, and they do a spectacular job. All I can say is I'm glad I wasn’t electrocuted.*

The fact that I was in the basement did little to obfuscate the din outside, so my terror was easily measurable in heartbeats per second. (What? Terror? Never. You must have mistyped something.)

Better yet, getting to work was even more interesting… It was kinda like being at an impressive fireworks display, except you can’t see much of anything, the explosions are far too close for comfort, and – to top it all off – you’re hurtling down the highway in a tiny metal box at something like 65 MPH.

* – Do you have any idea how terrified I am that somebody is ultimately going to find my charred, naked body smoking in a bathtub? How embarrassing that would be!

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2005-08-05 - Friday Madness (Rain is really dangerous)

Three words - A. D. D.

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I am ninja. Hear me stab.

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"Have you seen how much cotton candy he can eat?"

"Yes! 5.1 Pounds. That's why his blood is so good on pancakes!"

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2005-08-05 - Friday Madness (Rain is really dangerous)

I like wombats.

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-=Wombats of Joy! ^_^

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

2005-08-05 - Friday Madness (Rain is really dangerous)

Rain is awesome. Lightning is awesome. Getting shocked is awesome. Movies are awesome. TLTWandTW is awesome. CS Lewis is awesome. Walden Media is awesome. The Screwtape Letters is ... I say nothing.

BTB what's H2G2?

Everything looks perfect from far away.

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2005-08-05 - Friday Madness (Rain is really dangerous)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - by Douglas Adams

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Alex Markley=-

-=Wombats of Joy! ^_^

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

2005-08-05 - Friday Madness (Rain is really dangerous)

Da Humie's sig is so awesome...

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2005-08-05 - Friday Madness (Rain is really dangerous)

"your last comment was 45 seconds ago. this site requires 45 seconds between comments."

Stupid machine...

BTW thank you Ice, I like it too.

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I am ninja. Hear me stab.

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"Have you seen how much cotton candy he can eat?"

"Yes! 5.1 Pounds. That's why his blood is so good on pancakes!"

Alex's picture

Ack! Mangled threads...

I have to ask. Does nobody understand the concept of replies? :-P

When you want to reply to something, click the 'reply' link that is right next to the thing you want to comment about.

That way, we don't get the complete and utter chaos that is so admirably exemplified here.

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Alex Markley=-

-=Wombats of Joy! ^_^

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Ack! Mangled threads...

what chaos? everything looks fine to me...

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[insert something witty here]

2005-08-05 - Friday Madness (Rain is really dangerous)

Ah, the glorious insanity... it's so sweet!

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I am ninja. Hear me stab.

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"Have you seen how much cotton candy he can eat?"

"Yes! 5.1 Pounds. That's why his blood is so good on pancakes!"

Alex's picture

Ack! Mangled threads...

Fine? FINE?! You thread-mangling, organizationally-challanged dastard!

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Alex Markley=-

-=Wombats of Joy! ^_^

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Alex's picture

Madness

Don't make me come over there!

Ow! I accidentally bit myself AGAIN!

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Alex Markley=-

-=Wombats of Joy! ^_^

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Madness

"Taste me! I'm delicious!" - Dib

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beware! apricot camels trod silently in the night!

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Invader Zim is such a hoot.

ROFL

"Arrgh! Bologna!"

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Alex Markley=-

-=Wombats of Joy! ^_^

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

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