OMGWTF?

Jan. 7th, 2010 08:10 pm
wordinista: (Happy Asta)
HOLY CRAP.

SNOW FLURRIES?

IN FLORIDA?

TONIGHT?

GUYS GUYS GUYS.  IT'S SUPPOSED TO SNOW TONIGHT.  I'VE LIVED HERE FOR 20 YEARS AND THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED.

SNOW FLURRIES.  IN FLORIDA.

OMGWTF.

SNOWFLURRIES.

Yes, yes, I know many of you live in places that have snow up the ying-yang. Indulge me. XD
wordinista: (Darwin XD)
...Okay, so they're saying there might be snow flurries in Jacksonville.  At some point this week, we can expect a low of 19 degrees.

I AM NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS.  Let me just say that right now.  Well... there might be complaining at 6 am when it's doggy-potty time.  But, in general, I am not complaining.  I DO wish we'd gotten this weather back around Christmastime.  That would've been nice.  Buuuut, I am stocked with tea and cocoa, so I'm pretty much set. 


In other news, I have been playing the utter hell out of Dragon Age: Origins.  And something hit me today while I had the dogs outside.

Darwin is totally, absolutely Alistair.  And Sydney is absolutely Leliana.  And Kisa?  Morrigan.  So very Morrigan.

Darwin:  Smarter than he looks, acts dumber than he is.  Loyal to a fault.  PROTECTIVE.  Goes from goofy to fearless in 1.5 seconds.  Likes cheese.  Goes totally Templar in the presence of cats.

Sydney:  If she weren't colorblind, her nickname would be Princess Pretty Colors.  'Nuff said.

Kisa:  INSTIGATES. INSTIGATES. INSTIGATES.
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To give you an idea of just how much rain we've been getting, here is a picture taken from my backyard this past May. Yes, I know it's of Sydney's butt. The point is, look at the level of the canal.

Aussiebutt

Now. I just opened the back door a crack and took these with my phone.








WHAT THE HELL, FAY. STOPPIT ALREADY. >|
wordinista: (Bunneh has had quite enough kthx)
 All kidding aside...

Who knows how to build an ark?
wordinista: (Dreaming Dragons)
So. Much. RAIN.

I've actually  been... sort of productive, in the writerly sense, which is nice, even if my head is still a bit hurty from yesterday's migraine.  I'm sitting by the window, watching the trees bend and their boughs rustle.  The rain isn't quite horizontal, though still blowing past at a forty-five degree angle.  Our neighbor across the canal hasn't mowed his back yard in a few weeks (to be fair, it's a pretty horrible slope down to the canal -- even we only have ours mowed every two weeks), but the grass is so long that it's rippling as the wind blows, which is almost soothing to watch.  I love rainstorms, and... I actually don't mind tropical storms, for the most part.  

Hurricanes are different; the tension gets ratcheted up, higher and higher, as we watch projected paths and five-day forecasts, wondering when it's going to hit and how hard and did you buy enough water and batteries and non-perishables?  You wait through a hurricane, sometimes without electricity, and wonder how long it's going to take to pass.  You wonder about the damage, about the electricity and when it's going to come back on.  You listen to the wind blow, and you think, "Wow, I never heard the house make that sound before."

Tropical storms aren't quite as... tense.  The power flickered a bit, but the only inconvenience has been waiting for breaks in the rain to take the dogs out.

Well, that and the tornado warnings.
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For some reason -- one I have yet to figure out on my own -- Florida winters always put me into a mood. A bad mood. I think it might be because I lived so much of my life in a cold-weather state, and it just feels unnatural for temps to be reaching the 80's in December/January.

And, I know, I know, a lot of people would be giving up limbs and important internal organs to experience an 80-degree winter. But, really, it ain't all it's cracked up to be.

Think about all the enjoyable things that winter brings -- cute sweaters, new boots, hot chocolate, for example. It's never cold enough to enjoy those things unless you turn the air-conditioning waaaay down.

But -- yay! Cold snap! It's, like, fifty degrees out! Considering last week it was an annoying 80, this makes me happy. I've half a mind to pull out my favorite Fair Isle sweater, make some hot chocolate, and go sit outside -- just because I CAN.

I'm also in a good mood because I managed to finish chapter 38 of OGAM. I swear, that thing was a bear to write. Nanda hit the nail on the head, too -- it was a "hafta" chapter. I HAD to write it, there were things I HAD to cover, and there was no getting around that. So I sucked it up, and made the corrections my betas had suggested, and -- I'll be damned -- it didn't turn out half bad. It still smacks of a "hafta" chapter to me, but it doesn't annoy me as much as it did. (Of course, I think 39 is going to be a "hafta" chapter too. Blech.) I think part of the reason why I was able to fix it is because Evvie's still in Germany and I couldn't whine to her about the problem, so my choices were kind of limited. I could either fix the problem or NOT fix the problem.

(And WHY does FFN take SO LONG to show that a story's been updated? Something weird happened as I was uploading, and I can't tell if I need to re-upload or not.)

I think today is going to be one of those nice, laid-back days. And I really, really think I'm going to go search out my fuzziest, fluffiest, cuddliest sweatshirt, open a window, and make some of my uber-yuppie "Williams Sonoma Peppermint Hot Chocolate." There is NO better hot chocolate on the face of this earth. Seriously. God, just thinking about it makes me want some! :)

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