August 5th, 2008

#1208: Quiet, Rrr. I am transmitting rage.

Big line of storms roared through last night. Tornado warning for downtown Chicago, that's how bad things were.

I got up early to check the weather, then hit the showers. I left 10 minutes early, thinking, WTF, with the torrential rains and such I might have to drive to work slower than normal.

I had intended to hit Taco Bell for breakfast; but when I got to Taco Bell, there was a car parked across the drive through entrance and a sign on the door: "Closed due to storm".

Argh.

So I went to Burger King, next door. Waited about 15 minutes for two Whoppers--and when I was done there, it was about the time I would normally get to that part of Orland Park...and Taco Bell was open again.

Universe to Ed: Fuck you, pal. Yeah, you. Fuck. You.

*sigh*

At least the burgers were tasty.

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Of course it was an egregiously hot night despite the fact that the air conditioning was working all over the store.

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...WOW, that was impressive. I'm sitting here typing away, and suddenly

BOOM

I mean,

BOOM

like a freaking bomb went off. That was one hell of a lightning bolt.

...or maybe Al Qaeda set off a nuke and I'm screwed. Maybe lightning struck something explosive. Who knows.

* * *

...even though the air conditioning was working all over the store, it was still hot and sticky in there. I did Backstock, then Warehouse, then Receiving, and at 6 AM I was out of there.

Ran the AC all the way home, got in the shower as soon as I was home, just finished dinner, and once this is done, I'm going to go lay down. I am beat.

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I see that I failed to discuss the fact that the High School Girls manga is awesome. I really like the style of the art, and the writing is pretty good. I'm going to have to order the other four volumes of it.

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Since my vacation has been approved, I'm now starting to compile a list of things I want to take with me to Maine. Hee hee hee. D&D books. Laptop. Art stuff. Anime. Heh.

I'm looking forward to this trip, although I expect I won't be able to post much while I'm there. That's how it goes, sometimes.

#1209: I am sure this is a record.



I get considerable amusement from the screw-ups on Weather Underground.

It's apparently hot enough for paper to catch fire, and apparently it feels like it's more than hot enough to melt steel.

On the plus side, if you feel like making cookies and live in Oak Brook, you only have to don an asbestos suit and take the cookie sheets outside and set them in the sun for 10 minutes. On the minus side, everything is probably on fire or reduced to ashes by now.

Someone alert Al Gore.