Saturday, January 14, 2006

Dreary Morning

Jason Bourne is apparently no longer in the spy game, as chronicled by Robert Ludlum, but is now sending out spam mail re: Thailand vacations.

The weather is pure drek today. Warm, but will get colder, light rain but will get heavier, and oh, yeah, a tornado watch this morning! This is NYC. We rarely get tornados around here, but I remember once in the mid-'70s, it got dark as night outside around 1:00 p.m. and the wind was so strong it bent trees in half (they didn't break but they were bowed). Twenty minutes later, the sun was out and it was clear and bright. My mother told me the tornado touched down in the Long Island town just north of where she and my father were living (and my father still does) and it took out a row of stores. That's the only NY area tornado I know of.

I don't know that we'll be busy at work today. Weather like this either brings in people looking for an indoor activity or it keeps them away because it's too nasty for them to walk over to the library. At least we all got through a Friday the 13th with a full moon reasonably unscathed. In public service, that can be a dangerous combination.