July 24, 2008

Dolly (Update)

Ok folks. Shit just got REAL.

Real windy and rainy and thundery, that is.

This is what it looked like outside my office yesterday, when I was making fun of Houstonians for losing their shit at the mention of a hurricane:

Not too bad, right? A little overcast, a little windy and a lot reflective. Dang...sorry about that. It's awesome that my phone is floating amongst the trees, though.

Also, those traffic markers in the street? Do you see how they are blocking traffic from driving into the lane on the far right? The lane that is littered with HOLES in the concrete?

Yeah, you heard me. Holes.

All week they've been using this nifty giant hole-in-concrete-maker thing. And clearly from that super technical description you can only assume that it's a quiet machine, and doesn't make the building shake or cause clients in Minnesota to ask over the phone, "hey you guys having some kind of weird storm down there? Sounds like you've got major thunder, don't cha know?" Well, let me tell you, dear Internets, you assume WRONG. I predict my head will still be pounding well into next week, thanks to The Holer.

This is what it looks like now:

Except that from this picture you can't tell how very dark it really is outside, and you can't see the lightning bolts striking down every 7.5 seconds, and you can't hear the wind screaming around the corners of the buildings, and you can't feel the rumbles from the thunder. Also, you can't see the bird that got lost on it's way to it's nest and was unfortunate enough to think that the glass of my office window was calling him home. Damn reflectiveness. Sad bird.

My drive home is gonna be fuuuuuuun.

PS--That road is actually flooded now. In the 6 minutes it took for me to write this, the water has risen up over the curbs and I would guess is now about 6 or 7 inches deep. Apparently the holes in the road do nothing for drainage.

1 comment:

Sorrelle said...

oh girl!!! This is horrid.

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