Saturday, February 04, 2006

Flood! Fire! Famine! Plagues of Locusts and Frogs!

Well, actually we've really just had the flooding here.

The mayor is calling it the "100 Year Storm", whereas the rest of us just call it "@!#%&*!!! Rain"

According to the local paper, up to approximately 12 inches of rain fell in several hours, flooding the entire complex where I work, stalling numerous cars and really, really, really irritating a lot of people who are not necessarily all that charming to begin with.

Things that happened yesterday:
1. People were evacuated from their flooded houses
2. A roof collapsed at a local business
3. It took me over an entire hour to exit the parking lot at work
4. My car briefly floated when several impatient a$$hole SUV drivers slammed through water well over 2 feet deep. It still runs. Don't ask me why. However, they did manage to completely flood and ruin several cars very close to mine.
5. My hair was very frizzy all day, which makes me cranky. Not only that, but I got wet wading out to my car.

Luckily for me, a couple of friends cheered me up by inviting me out to a "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds" party, where everyone drank spiked punch, ate pretzels, made red hand prints on posters, and watched Nick Cave videos (which are highly melodramatic and Euro-trashily hilarious). Discussion ranged from ugly-attractive people and art dolls made from black duct-tape to the lack of studio space, the art of being irresponsible, and the fact that a young man traded a classic car for an introduction to his future wife.

We were also supposed to watch the old movie "The Bad Seed", but unfortunately the host couldn't find it. Instead, a local filmmaker brought over his pornographic non-porn film that contained the following: ventriloquist pimp dummies with loud clothing, odd voice-overs, Ron Jeremy, puppet-sex, very large hair, tattoos, corrupt Florida cops, prominent sideburns, and guns.

I laughed! I cried! It was better than Cats!

I also recommended to the filmmaker that he check out both Meet the Feebles and Let My Puppets Come, both established classics in the puppet-sex-drugs-guns genre long before Team America was a glint in Matt Stone's eye-- and both available for rental from Unique Video.


Blogger Kay said...

Honest to goodness, L, you are going to host my next vacation. I have no idea where on earth I could do a fraction of the things you do in one night except where you are.

2:44 PM  
Blogger L said...

Kayten: well, it can be a lot of work sometimes :)

8:47 PM  
Blogger glomgold said...

This may be the new weather norm. I've still yet to watch Meet the Feebles.

7:52 PM  
Blogger L said...

Glomgold: I hope not... oh, and Meet the Feebles is very fun with lots and lots and lots of beer

11:50 PM  

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