Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tropical Storm Edouard

Yes, it's raining, and it might be the slightest bit breezy, but we are fortunately on the west side of town and it is rather more like a regularm heyitsaugustinhoustonanditsraining sort of storm. I stayed home late this morning to give Chef a ride in to work so he doesn't have to walk 2.5 miles in it.

Sitting here looking out the back window, it really doesn't seem so bad. I was going to drop Chef at work and head into work myself. Once out driving in it, I soon enough determined the visibility sucks, and hmmm, maybe I had better continue working from home this morning. Maybe I will hit the office this afternoon. Never mind that my working from home means laundry.

The most curious thing about this storm was watching all the local coverage and seeing which newscasters would try to have a little french flair when referring to Edouard, some maybe even a little Cajun about it, and which just call it good old Edward. And then there were those that called it Edward in the beginning of their coverage and suddenly remembered it is Edouard. Amusing.


SassyFemme said...

They should have just gone for Ed or Eddie, try to sound hip and avoid having to figure out how to pronounce it!

the only daughter said...

I am reminded of my younger brother, who, family lore says, was nearly named: Eduardo(sp?) Renaldo. Daddykins nixed that in favor of Jerome Hayden.

Thanks for the queenly magic. I was safe at home when the torrents returned. We didn't even lose power, like others in the 'hood. Whew.