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29 January 2010

UPDATE: So. Cal Storm Watch

This arrived in my email box today:

Can you believe this picture came all the way from Oregon? Wow, the nation really cares about us! :D

Subject: FW: Southern California Storm Watch!

With all the news lately about the subzero weather and snow that the
Midwest and east coast areas are experiencing, we shouldn't forget that Southern California has its share of devastating weather also.

Attached is a photo illustrating the excessive damage caused to a home from a west coast storm that passed through the Southern California area yesterday. It really makes you cherish what you have, and reminds us not to take life for granted. See photo.

This is kind of mean, actually. There was flooding in many areas. The burn areas especially were hit. Nothing like some of the floods in the Mid-West, but effecting folks lives anyway.

That's ok. The rest of the nation laughs at Southern California - but WE have the sun when it is 20 below there. :)



Jo said...

I chuckled when I read this, because we have the same Pacific storms coming into Vancouver too, but we also have tulips blooming. We rarely get weather that goes below freezing. We have the Olympics coming up soon and people will come here from all over the world to see that we have palm trees. *heh*

Organizing Mommy said...

OH funny! Yes, that IS tragic.

lisa said...

I have to say that I am glad that I don't live there, I would rather have the freezing temps. and snow!

Land of shimp said...

Aw, I don't think it's mean, I think it's rather good-natured and cute! I know that California actually has some rather serious repercussions from a lot of their weather, but almost all the humor in the world would collapse under the weight of literal truth...and heaven knows we all need a little humor in our lives.

Thanks for this, it really did give me a smile. I've got some good friends in LA and it made me think of them.

By the way, in regards to the Pioneer Woman's smashed potatoes -- they look marvelous. The other thing I'm always marveling over? How in the world is Ree Drummond not 1700 pounds? I know this is essentially her business venture these days, but whoa...her recipes constitute occasional treats around here.

Admittedly, there's a lot to be said for how many calories are burned when you make nearly everything from scratch: hours on your feet, moving around, it just helps promote a better metabolism.

I love almost everything I've ever made that she recommended, though. Isn't it funny the things we end up thinking about when reading blogs? I clicked on that link, saw the wedge salad and the steak with the potatoes and thought, "Boy, there's no way we could eat like that...we'd need a pulley system just to get up and down the stairs!"

See, two fun images your blog inspired today. My LA friends staring in horror at moisture and you remember Veruca from the original Willy Wonka? I just envisioned lithe Ree Drummond rolling around her kitchen, cooking ;-)

Jana said...

Bwahahahahahaha. Too funny.