Crazy Critters

By: RobDaHood , 4:04 PM GMT on May 29, 2012

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843. RobDaHood
9:18 AM GMT on June 27, 2012
Good Morning!

as Debby exit's Florida, we have a new blog!
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842. RTLSNK
9:14 AM GMT on June 27, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ANGIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,

HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYY TOOOOOOOOO YOUUUUUUUUUUU



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841. pottery
12:53 AM GMT on June 27, 2012
Well, waddayaknow....

A yellow circle out in the Atl approaching 40W.

I better get some sleep before it gets here.....

")"))

MaƱana, Banana.
(to quote a Particular gentleman...)
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840. pottery
12:33 AM GMT on June 27, 2012
Bah !
You guys are being treated to all sorts of Scrumptious Edibles tonight, eh ?

Well, here we had leftovers.....

But they were Nutritious, Filling, and Whatnot. (actually, they were great!)
:):))

Good to see that Debbs is finally moving on.
We had sporadic showers all day, and a gloomy sunset.
Lady Pott said it was 'miasmic'.
I'll have to remember to use that word some time....
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839. RobDaHood
12:05 AM GMT on June 27, 2012
Looks like the rain is moving away from Shep...finally!

Think I'm about done with Debby. Will welcome some sunshine and heat.

So, this song has been stuck in my head for a couple hours.
Only way to get rid of it is to listen to it and give it away.

So, here you go. Dinner is ready!

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838. RTLSNK
11:46 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting theshepherd:
37% battery left on laptop...BBL

Yes, I could blog on the Droid, may result to that :)


Stay safe Shep, glad to see you are coming out of it finally!
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837. theshepherd
11:37 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
37% battery left on laptop...BBL

Yes, I could blog on the Droid, may result to that :)
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836. theshepherd
11:36 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
I can finally see daylight about 5 miles to the west. Should clear up in an hour...or so.

Power boys have been working on situation for an hour. Still not back on. They're pretty resourceful, they'll figure it out.

Snakers I'm glad you enjoyed your couscous.
The only time I've ever had it, it really suckedsucked.
Kudos to SB for a non-sucksuck couscous :))
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835. RobDaHood
11:28 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
ROFL RTL!

It's not really all that bad.

Hey Pottery!
Thanks!
Enjoy your dinner and drinks!

Goofy!
Thanks man!
The purpose of this blog has always been a place for all to hang out, share, and be kind to one another.


On the experimental front.
Angie is presently creating a masterpiece involving chicken and fresh pineapple. Will let you know how it works out.

Just kinda nice not to be cooking on a weeknight.

'specially since I've been up since 3 am.

-later
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834. RTLSNK
11:12 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
It was SugarBears turn to cook dinner tonight so she said she was going to expand my horizons.

That's our little code for she is going to cook something strange,
and I may want to have a peanut butter and jam sandwich!

So, tonight I had my very first taste of something called "Couscous".
It is a Moroccan Style Pasta made from Unenriched Durum Semolina Wheat.

It is not really pasta as I know pasta.
It is not rice, it is not oatmeal, it is not like anything I have ever eaten,
except maybe grits.

It looks like tiny little yellow ball bearings.
You cook it just like grits too in boiling water.
There is even a quick version that cooks in 5 minutes.

The meal was called "Warm Chicken Couscous Salad".
Yes, I said salad. It had grilled chicken in little pieces,
fresh tomatoes sliced in little pieces, green onions sliced in little pieces,
and of course, the little yellow Moroccan Grits!

It is served with Creamy Caesar salad dressing.
I've never tried salad dressing on my grits before,
but I must say, it was quite tasty! :)
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833. goofyrider
10:56 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
59 here last night RTL. Shep. Best wishes. Rob you are right and that is why most of us are gone. But here is oK +
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832. pottery
10:55 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Hood is awaiting the next band?
You got a concert going on there or what?
:):))

Hate to see all that flooding affecting peoples homes and lives and stuff.

Supper to cook, BBL ?????
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831. RobDaHood
10:43 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting Barefootontherocks:
Hi RobDaHood.
I'm glad you have an Ark.

Hey Barefoot!
Good to see you.

Not quite so bad here in south central Florida.
Winds have been blowin' a gale, but we've gotten plenty of rain, but not too much.

Thanks for stopping by!
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830. Barefootontherocks
10:24 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Hi RobDaHood.
I'm glad you have an Ark.
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829. RobDaHood
10:13 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
RTL,
You don't need anything as drastic as Canada.
You just need to get away from the furnace that is Macon.
Current temp. here...78 degrees F.
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828. RobDaHood
10:10 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
I hear you Ski!
Best wishes go out to all that are dealing with excess precip. today.

At least wind won't be too much of an issue. Deb is down to 40mph, and we've had that here all afternoon.

And...at least she is moving!

Latest from NHC is good news. If it bears out, at least no one else looks to be in too great of danger from her.


Prime example of why it really irks me when people post things like "we really could use a TS now" or "a cat 1 or 2 would be fun". Tropical storms kill. Tropical storms do a lot of damage. Just ask folks here in town that don't have a house anymore. Just ask the 3 year old in intensive care that no longer has a mother.

Hope that you all stay safe and have a good night!
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827. RTLSNK
9:34 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
You guys are flooding and we are burning up.

At 1645 hours temp in Macon hit 97.2

Forecast for today called for 91

So whatever the forecast calls for I add 6.2 from now on.

Friday is supposed to be 104. Plus 6.2.

What is the temp in Canada this time of year?
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826. waterskiman
9:29 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
No worries Rob, glad you got a laugh out of that. :)

Shep has got a big red blob over him like apalachicola did last night, and a flash flood box, dang I hope the poor bugger doesn't float away, but all jokes aside looks serious since they are flooded already. Hope his power comes back on so he can give us an update
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825. RobDaHood
9:24 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting waterskiman:
So....why is won't not spelled willn't?

well the long and the short of it is there are too many letters in willn't



Yes, I'm laughing.
But it's about the most sensible thing I've read all day!
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824. waterskiman
8:23 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
So....why is won't not spelled willn't?

well the long and the short of it is there are too many letters in willn't
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823. RobDaHood
8:11 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
In some places it is pronounced willn't.
Well, I've been holding off saying that Debs is accelerating. Didn't want to Jinx anything.

Be safe Y'all.
Heading out on the deck for a bit before the next band hits.
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822. waterskiman
8:01 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting theshepherd:
Just 40 more miles to the east Miss Debby and I won't talk ugly about you anymore....sweetheart :)


Lost power here since last post. Trouble way up the line, should be back on in a few...hours. That's good though, that it's way up the line, I would hate to carry the repairman across the spillway on my back to replace a fuse on the pole outback. :))


So....why is won't not spelled willn't?

Yeah, time to light some candles, pour some rum and read a book. :)



Was watching Jaxs news and yowza you are nearly under water. The rainfall map is showing over 20inches is that right? hang in there mate
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821. theshepherd
7:48 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Just 40 more miles to the east Miss Debby and I won't talk ugly about you anymore....sweetheart :)


Lost power here since last post. Trouble way up the line, should be back on in a few...hours. That's good though, that it's way up the line, I would hate to carry the repairman across the spillway on my back to replace a fuse on the pole outback. :))


So....why is won't not spelled willn't?

Yeah, time to light some candles, pour some rum and read a book. :)


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820. RobDaHood
6:36 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
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819. theshepherd
6:24 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
"That's impressive Shep.
Hope it's not causing too much trouble for too many folks."

Hard to say.
These rivers flood almost every year and the river rats that live there expect it. I've helped my nephew move stuff upstairs more than once. The problem is the rate of rise for sure. Some who left for work this AM may have a surprise getting back home after work. Not that their house is flooded , but the road to them may be.
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818. RobDaHood
5:58 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
That's impressive Shep.
Hope it's not causing too much trouble for too many folks.

I don't live near a river and the roads nearby aren't too prone to flooding. Checked the lake today and seems to be up about 8 inches from last week. Still a couple feet shy of max high water. after that it starts up my back yard which has about a 4 ft rise over about 125 feet to where the house is. Would need about 5 feet over max before it could get in the door.

If that ever happens we're in a world of trouble!

Has been crazy windy and gusty here today. White caps on the lake since daylight. Debby might not be very focused, but she's sure got a long tail.
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817. theshepherd
5:17 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Want to hear a good one.

The Suwanee River rose 22' in 24 hrs.

I've been here 62 years. This takes the cake.

Like the old farmer said when his mule died, "Damn, he never done that before".

:)
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816. RTLSNK
5:07 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Hi Guys and Gals, just checking in again!

Had the grandkids this morning but they have now gone home.

I see Debby is still spinning in the GOM just below the Big Bend Area.

Is that witch ever going to go NE and get the heck out of town?
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815. theshepherd
12:12 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting waterskiman:
Ha ha ha Shep,

did you put rum in your coffee this morn, because if my eyes didn't decieve me I saw you post on the main. :)

Don't worry have been guilty of that myself. Storms make people go crazy for sure.


Just some info for the "know nots".

None of the rivers are in flood.
I-75 and I-10 have and will close in low lying areas until the witch moves outta here.
Our ground water is now surface water...and it's shedding.
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814. pottery
12:08 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Good Morning!

Well, maybe it's not so good, for those wot are getting rained on.
Thems some nasty floodwaters and agitated seas.

It's still June, tight ??

In the meantime, it feels like April down here this morning.
But that looks to be a temporary thing, as there is some weather off to the North and East which might give us showers.

Stay safe and dry, Hood and Shaph.
This too shall pass. Although we can't tell you what's coming next.........
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813. theshepherd
12:07 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting RTLSNK:


You can drive all the way into the mountains of Tenn on I75 and still be in the "South".

Running for your life is not a "retreat".
Its just a temporary "relocation". :)


LOL :))

If it's north of Valdosta, it's too far north :)
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812. RobDaHood
11:53 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting waterskiman:
Hey Rob, Snake,

Looks like some more rain lines for you today Rob, gee we might even get some today ourselves

Yeah. Makes me sleepy, except when it makes me tense.
This must be what Alaska feels like in the winter...only warmer.
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811. waterskiman
11:53 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Hi ya Ylee,

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810. RobDaHood
11:51 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting Ylee:
Tell SB to get her own dang cup, and tell her to fetch you one while she's at it!:)

Naw, that one don't work for me, either! :)

Whoever gives up and crawls out of bed first makes the coffee.
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809. waterskiman
11:51 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Hey Rob, Snake,

Looks like some more rain lines for you today Rob, gee we might even get some today ourselves
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808. RobDaHood
11:50 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
That's funny!
Heard the Bill Cosby coin toss thing just last night!

Need coffee too.
Lots of coffee!
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807. Ylee
11:48 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Tell SB to get her own dang cup, and tell her to fetch you one while she's at it!:)

Naw, that one don't work for me, either! :)
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806. waterskiman
11:48 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Ha ha ha Shep,

did you put rum in your coffee this morn, because if my eyes didn't decieve me I saw you post on the main. :)

Don't worry have been guilty of that myself. Storms make people go crazy for sure.
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805. RTLSNK
11:40 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Sugar Bear needs coffee, back later. :)
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804. RTLSNK
11:39 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
The enemy has won the toss and elected to receive.

Well, ok then, here's your sign!


heh heh heh
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803. RobDaHood
11:35 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Good Morning Rattler!

That bow wave looked fearsome earlier, turns out not so much.

Here's your big Herc.:


(just think of it as an early 4th of July present)
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802. RTLSNK
11:34 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting theshepherd:


Thanks :)

I'd lock up and drive out from under it, but there's nowhere to go...Shep doesn't "do" north. :)



You can drive all the way into the mountains of Tenn on I75 and still be in the "South".

Running for your life is not a "retreat".
Its just a temporary "relocation". :)
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801. RobDaHood
11:29 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting theshepherd:


Thanks :)

I'd lock up and drive out from under it, but there's nowhere to go...Shep doesn't "do" north. :)


ROFL!
Maybe you could grab that gear and a KBar, paddle out and cut Deb's anchor line...

G'Day Ski!
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800. RTLSNK
11:28 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Morning guys and gals, another line headed for you Rob,
saw all that stuff over you Shep and the flooding in Lake City.

Zippo here so far, not a drop, clouds have been flying by but no rain.

Maybe that bog fire thats been burning for years in the Okefanokee Swamp is out.
That would be the only good thing.
Tallehassee was slammed, rivers over flood stage, unreal, and just a TS.

Don't want to think about a big herc but we better.
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799. theshepherd
11:22 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting waterskiman:
Mornin Arkers,

Still honking here, about 21 and gusting out of ssw wind has shifted a bit, it slowed to 15 yesterday arvo so thought it would be nice to day, guess not.

Shep, sending you some fins, a snorkle and a blow up canoe :)


Thanks :)

I'd lock up and drive out from under it, but there's nowhere to go...Shep doesn't "do" north. :)

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798. theshepherd
11:11 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting RobDaHood:
I guess I should be grateful that the last 20 hours have been fairly peaceful.

Here we go with the severe warnings again.
Debby has overstayed her welcome!


That's some crazy looking weather north of me.
Half of it trying to head NE into the Atlantic and the rest trying to rotate...kinda :)

Spooky for SE Ga. With all the heat they've had and now the moisture it wouldn't surprise me to see a flurry of red boxes later today. It also wouldn't surprise me to see this witch move SE.

Never count GFS out of the race :)
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797. waterskiman
11:11 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Mornin Arkers,

Still honking here, about 21 and gusting out of ssw wind has shifted a bit, it slowed to 15 yesterday arvo so thought it would be nice to day, guess not.

Shep, sending you some fins, a snorkle and a blow up canoe :)
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796. RobDaHood
10:55 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Thank you for the tunes guys!
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795. RobDaHood
10:54 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
I guess I should be grateful that the last 20 hours have been fairly peaceful.

Here we go with the severe warnings again.
Debby has overstayed her welcome!
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794. theshepherd
10:36 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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793. theshepherd
10:34 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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