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Posted by Alex Pendragon

Well, folks, it seems I was a bit cavalier in my assessment of the threat posed to us here at Pendragon Hold by this insane tropical storm/wannabe hurricane known to us as Fay. If we had only named it Fred, the thing would have done what it was going to do and been done with it. Now here we are sitting here wondering if she's gonna catch some Atlantic, power up or not, and come under, over, or on top of us. It seems that at a bare minimum we are going to have a lot of water dumped on us, which at the very least will flood our dirt road, and the wind gusts might very well take out our power this time. Ever lose your power in this kind of heat and humidity for an extended period of time? You don't want to know. Even though I have tried to put away everything I think the expected winds might want to play with, I have no idea how well what remains will perform in steady high winds and/or pretty bad gusts, Several years ago we had at least one very close near miss which buffeted us with gusts of no more than perhaps 60 mph, but sustained winds of 75 or over might prove to be a deal breaker, and there's always those rouge tornadoes that like to tag along in these storms. One of THOSE hits, and it's game over.

In the mean time, I just wanted to make sure that you guys didn't misunderstand the chant we want you to mutter under your breath for the next two days. It wasn't "Fay, Fay, come today...", it was "Fay, Fay, go AWAY....."...........AWAY, get it? THANKS! Just making sure.........

In the meantime, this is THE Michael, reporting from the front lines, wishing you all a dry and.........wait.......what's that on the horizon....?.......no......I need to rub my eyes........what is tha.....no.....NO.......IT CAN'T BE.......it's......IT'S GODZI.......................................................... ............ ...... .... . .

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8 slick comments

Fay, Fay, go away. Head up the coast toward D.C.

August 20, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Don't worry! FEMA will be there to help if Fay or Godzilla do a job on you.

August 20, 2008 at 12:48 PM

Fay, Fay, go away. Fay, Fay, go away. Fay, Fay, go away. Fay, Fay, go away. Fay, Fay, go away. Fay, Fay, go away.

One year in the dead of summer a tree fell over in Oregon and took out power here for over eight hours. Miserable.

Back to chanting: Fay, Fay, go away. Fay, Fay, go away. Fay, Fay, go away....

August 20, 2008 at 2:41 PM

I'm with Buffalo...Fay, Fay go up towards D.C.! (and especially DO.NOT.COME.WEST!)

August 20, 2008 at 4:47 PM

Fay, Fay, go away!

Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to name a hurricane after a faerie? Oh, for the love of fruit flies, Michael, you're in for it.

August 20, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Thank you ALL for your magical reinforcements! I LOVE you, Man!

Anne, there's a fairy named Fay?

WTF's with THAT?

I thought a name like PUCK, or Bethelrimplestylic would be more appropriate.....

August 20, 2008 at 5:52 PM

Fay sounds a lot like Fate. I am quite content with a few Thunderstorms in the Summer and the odd Blizzard in the Winter. You can keep all of those nasty monsters..the price you pay for livin' in Paradise my friend.

The Ocean and the Land have a very uneasy truce..they're like an old divorced couple who can't seem to let it go.

August 21, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Fay????
Bit of a whimpy name if ya ask me....

Oh Yeah Ya didn't!

August 21, 2008 at 5:38 PM

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