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East of the Sun, West of the Moon
I pulled this from an email newsletter I subscribe to; while it was written by someone in Florida this month, the points are just as valid here on Guam after a typhoon.
30 Things Hurricanes Teach Us
- An oak tree on the ground looks four times bigger than it did standing up.
- Even after all these years it is still nice to spend time with Col. Mustard in the ballroom with the lead pipe.
- When house hunting look for closets with lots of leg room.
- Water from the shower is much colder than water from the kitchen sink—and tastes just as bad.
- AA, C and D are the only alphabet we need ( batteries )
- The four-way stop is still an ingenious reflection of civility.
- Radio can be the best way to watch television.
- Chain-saw wielding men are nothing to be afraid of.
- SUV’s are the best makeshift tents on the market.
- You can use your washing machine as a cooler.
- It’s your God given right to sit on your back porch and eat Chinese takeout by candlelight in your underwear.
- We shouldn’t complain about “useless” tools in the garage—we actually DO need a generator.
- You can’ t spell “priceless” without I-C-E.
- Downed power lines make excellent security systems.
- Lakes can generate waves.
- Gasoline is a value at any price.
- Cell phones: Breaking up isn’t hard to do.
- The life blood of any disaster recovery is COFFEE.
- The need for your dog to go out and take care of business is inversely proportional to the severity of the storm.
- Candlelight is better than Botox—- it takes years off your appearance.
- Air Conditioning: BEST. INVENTION. EVER.
- Water is a comfort food. But 3-day-old Cheetos are too.
- Shadow animals on the wall—-still fun.
- No matter how hard the wind blows, roadside campaign signs will survive.
- You should never admit to having power at your house in the presence of co-workers or neighbors who do not.
- There’s a plus to having NOTHING in the refrigerator.
- Getting through the day should be an Olympic event.
- The movie theater can be a most pleasant place, even if the feature is Alien vs. Predator.
- Somebody’s got it worse.
- Somebody’s got it better. Obviously, they’re getting preferential treatment.
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