…And then is heard no more: it is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. – Shakespeare, Macbeth
Let me be clear – it’s not that there wasn’t flooding, downed tree limbs, wet roads, and brownouts; it’s that this is just a thunderstorm, which is a normal occurrence in Florida. Normally we get a thunderstorm every day – a blue sky in the morning might be rumpled with charcoal clouds by around 4, with the appropriate thunder and lightning, and sheets of rain. Sometimes the rain falls so hard you can’t even see out your windshield.
There’s a Tropical Storm/Depression/Hurricane/Whatever heading our way tonight – Hermine will be paying us a little visit in the next few hours.
Honestly, Central Florida encounters worse than this all the time. We are supposed to just get the mildest of rain bands, and a lot of thunder and whatnot. I am expecting a lot of rain, and possibly my tiny car to be battered about by the wind as I make my 3-mile drive home after work, but not much more than that. At worst, my power goes out, and since I naturally wake up at 5 AM* I’m not too concerned about being late to work tomorrow–although showering without a water heater sucks. And I won’t be able to make my breakfast like I normally do. I hope that’s the worst that happens, anyway.
If you are expecting a visit from the storm, I hope it is as mild as possible! Stay safe!
Have you ever been in a hurricane or other natural disaster? What was it like?
*In defiance of all that is good and just in the world. It doesn’t matter what time I got to bed, I always wake up at 5, although I can sometimes go back to sleep.
Disclosure: Steven Nedley and his lovely wife Gabby did not pay me to write this entry. They do, however, feed me, bless me with the honor of their company, and put up with my foolishness, so I decided to spread the word about Steve’s art show.
This Thursday in Orlando, my friend Steve is doing an art show! If you’re in Central Florida, come on out and support local artists!
The Florida Film Festival did not pay or ask me to write this post. I am writing about it to promote the festival and spread the word on Florida’s entertainment culture, which, contrary to popular belief, isn’t just police dash cams of people setting things on fire or news stories chronicling the adventures of Florida Man and Florida Woman.
Regrettably I wasn’t able to see as many films this year as I would have liked, but I still got out a couple of times. It was nice just being out among other filmgoers and seeing all the hullabaloo of people standing in lines at an event.
Taking a little break from blogging this week. The Florida Film Festival is going on, and I’m keeping busy attending that. I already saw Crush the Skull and will have thoughts up on that, along with my Frances Ha write-up, next week.
I’m not even sure what else I’m seeing this week, but I will be sure to take notes!