We survived yesterday's weather. Good grief. Consider this a placeholder until I can pull images from my phone.
Toronto hit hard by microburst
TORONTO — The National Weather Service said it was a microburst with wind speeds in excess of 60 mph that caused damage throughout the city Monday afternoon.
Fred McMullen, a weather service meteorologist in Moon Township, Pa., said the city was under a severe thunderstorm warning when the storm hit. But radar showed no rotation in the storm, which would have indicated a tornado, he noted.
"It hit us hard, but nowhere else," said Mayor John Parker Monday evening. "The temperature also dropped like 10 degrees, maybe a little more, which is consistent with those types of weather events."
A building on the 300 block of North Fourth Street lost its roof and part of the facade in the storm, and brick and other debris from the building littered the street and caused damage, some serious, to other buildings and businesses in t…
The day before my birthday, we discovered a Bronzed Grackle chick under the porch. Sadly, he was discovered after I'd doused him with the hose.
Chilled to his core, he wouldn't have lasted the night. So to the deck table he went, and BH took a walk to the local gas station to purchase some live bait.
He did well with them, obediently opening his mouth and raising a ruckus once the chopped worm came into his view. He also accepted some water droplets from my hand. Still, the chill remained despite his pushing into my palm for comfort.
I set him in a box with some old dishrags, then brought him indoors for the night. A heating pad under the box soon made him comfy, and he slept well enough. At dawn, I brought him back outdoors and set the box in the garden, close to where I found him.
He wasn't too sure of himself or his surroundings. I left him there and watched the early morning fog burn away.
Grackles do spend a few days on the ground after dropping from the nest.…
The third installment of Trollhunters hit Netflix on Friday. The internet imploded, the world's youth forsook their sanity, and all good things came to an end.
Really. Just ask the gruffam. I don't check my personal email often, mind, and I seriously regret checking it today. "Gruff! Gruff have you seen it? Gruff, any new words? NEW WORDS?! GEOLOGY!!"
Vous n'avez rien de mieux à faire, n'est-ce pas? Peut être pas. Évidemment.ಠ_ಠ
To begin: yes, I have seen the third installment at the urging of those constantly pinging the shit out of me. I'll might sit down again sometime this week and binge all three installments to look for details I may have missed. (How many caught the aliens landing at the start of P3 E1? Or the perhaps-wizard using a guitar to bash the Gumm-Gumm on stage?)
Never heard of Trollhunters? There are many sites dedicate to explaining it and all its nuances. Here.
We're here today because people asked for the words and identificat…