Chapterhouse

March 20, 2006

Bad Times in Big D

Filed under: Uncategorized — chapterhouse @ 6:51 pm

Discovery Channel just started a new series, Perfect Disaster. Well, I love disaster movies and documentaries about disasters, plus I keep up on all the impending disasters I can, you know, like Avian Flu, the Reston, Va. strain of airborne Ebola from a few years ago, and of course, the Coming Global Superstorm. (Imagine, my shrink says that this is symptomatic of generalized anxiety disorder, like a normal person wouldn’t be concerned about these things as much as I am.)

So the very first episode of Perfect Disaster, aired last night, was about a Super Tornado (!) hitting Dallas! Where I live! Of course, I already knew that Big D sits at the apex of the three necessary conditions for tornado creation (and I’m sure you all do, too, so I won’t bore you with all that here.) But I had never heard the term, “super tornado.” How did I miss that!?!

The guy from the National Weather Service who always seems to be featured on these kinds of programs stood there in front of some houses in the neighborhood where Maxwell House is and said, “And the East Dallas neighborhood where I’m standing would be completely wiped out by the super tornado. It’s not a question of if, but WHEN.”

Oh. Thank you SO much for that. And my realtor thanks you, too. Asshat.

To top it off, last night we also happened to have the big drought-busting, frog-strangling FLOOD that we all knew was coming sooner or later. When I was driving around today, I saw neighborhood after neighborhood where there had been obvious flooding. But NOT on the street where Maxwell House is.

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9 Comments »

  1. Ah, fearmongering…

    Yet another reason for me to take a pistol to the television and take a walk instead…

    Comment by Dan — March 21, 2006 @ 4:13 am | Reply

  2. Candace,

    Glad Maxwell House avoided any significant high water. But please send a little rain my way if you can. Victoria’s drought has NOT been busted yet. The fairways are like concrete, but all the grass is brown and the cracks will soon swallow golf balls! Those penalty strokes from a lost ball in the fairway can add up.

    John

    Comment by Duke_of_Earle — March 21, 2006 @ 12:53 pm | Reply

  3. Funny… I saw that episode, and I just finished watching the one about solar storms. Scary stuff.

    Comment by JJ — March 21, 2006 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

  4. Why do you call it Maxwell House?

    I think you need to get on a discovery or HGTV show about selling your house. That would be cool. You could sell the place and get on television!

    Comment by dawn marie — March 21, 2006 @ 8:14 pm | Reply

  5. Dawn-Marie — I call it Maxwell House because my ex’s name was Max, and he left the house to me when he died. He and Tomcat got along very well, and enjoyed being husbands-in-law. 🙂 Tom helped Max take care of the house after Max’s stroke – wasn’t that sweet? I’m using the house as the setting of the novel I’m working on, called “Gino’s Law.” “Gino” is kind of an Italian version of Max.
    Thanks for asking!

    Comment by Candace — March 21, 2006 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

  6. I’ve now set up TiVo to record the upcoming episodes! Tornados scare the crap outta me. I’m sorta sorry I missed that episode. But I’m glad you used the word “asshat” in this post! That is such a sadly underused name! 🙂

    Comment by Garnet — March 22, 2006 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

  7. Garnie, I’ve probably mentioned this before – be sure to click on the new link over there on the right, called “Asshat.” It’s funny. In a scary way funny.

    Comment by Candace — March 22, 2006 @ 10:50 pm | Reply

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