Saturday, August 27, 2011

Life Goes On (report from the West Coast)

The Eastern Seaboard (US) is preparing to be swept out to sea by Hurricane Irene and it's dominating the news. Christian media reports that it's God's wrath. Al Gore says that it's an inconvenient truth.

Meanwhile, on the West Coast, we're preparing for another perfect day to BBQ and maybe head down to the beach to surf or watch the surfers, whatever your preference. It's supposed to be over 100 (F) today, which means very little, because it's August.

So, while people on the East Coast crowd into markets to buy up all of the bottled water and canned food that they can find...

We're making do as best we can, throwing shrimp on the BBQ and just hanging out.


darlin said...

Life goes on. The shrimp sounds delicious, it's chicken kabobs on my BBQ tonight.

100 degrees, that's a wee bit too hot for my liking. It's about 23c here and that's good enough for me. I just wish I had your pool to entertain with, maybe in another lifetime. :-)

Have a fun day, which from the sounds of it you will.

Xmichra said...

BBQ shrimp does sound preferable. Have a good weekend LL

Opus #6 said...

Throwing another shrimp on the barbie sounds almost Australian, except when one considers that it is deepest winter over there. CA is the place to be.

Azra said...

I often wonder what would the world do if it were Armageddon... like would we be bunkering down seeking selter, or would we just continue with the BBQ - the those musicians who played on the Titanic (in the movie) and then continued playing as the ship sank.

LL said...

Azra - Are you saying that I'm like Nero? Fiddling while Rome burned? Ok, maybe I'm BBQing while the East Coast is being rained on - if that's the same thing. On another note, think of the courage that it took for those musicians to keep playing on the deck of the Titanic. I'm not saying that eating my cooking is the same thing. But I like to think that I'll meet my end with a song in my heart.

Opus - We cooked chicken and shirmp on skewers with the vegetables on different skewers because they need to cook longer.

Xmichra - Yes, better to have a BBQ than endure the end of the world.

Darlin - 100 isn't bad if you're dipping in the pool to cool off every so often.

Euripides said...

I'm right there with you on Irene. We memorialized the occasion with a BBQ of sausage and bell peppers.

Azra said...

Haha... well realistically speaking, if it were Armageddon, there's nothing you could really do. It's not like you could outrun it... so might as well enjoy that BBQ :)

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