Monday, October 01, 2007

Mother Nature, Chicken Wings and Football


Remember the photo I showed you here (Sept. 11) of the house on the edge of the ocean? Yesterday we had constant wind out of the east at about 30mph at the beach. The waves were around eight to ten feet high. This combination of wind and waves stacked the water up at the shore. As you can see from Mr. Pop’s photo above, the Atlantic was disturbed and raging.

We wanted to go back to the beach and see how the house was doing. We drove out there but the parking lot I stood in to take the original photo was closed due to waves pushing water into the parking lot and flooding it with water and sand. There was no way to get to see what was happening to the house, but I don’t think it was good.

After we left the beach we cruised to a local sports bar and watched my Dallas Cowboys kick a little football butt while eating chicken wings. Life can be good, this time of year.

23 Comments:

Blogger JM said...

Glad the sports' Gods have been kind to you. Unfortunately, being a Jets/Mets fan isn't working out that well these days. Even chicken wings can't ease the pain.

October 01, 2007 4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oakland is starting to show some signs of life by beating Miami (I HATE MIAMI!) so neatly, so I am content today.

That was a mighty wind yesterday, too - it blew the canopy on my back porch to shreds.

Walt

October 01, 2007 4:40 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Mmmmmm - chicken wings!

October 01, 2007 6:11 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

FOUR AND OH, BABY! I can hardly believe how well Romo's doing! Life is good!

October 01, 2007 6:54 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

You're lucky. I went to the Sox game and watched them lose their last game of the season, while listening to all the reports around me that the Bears were getting their asses kicked like never before in the 4th quarter...and I'm on a diet, so all I had to eat at the game was an apple and an orange that I brought with me...oh, and a bottle of water, no beer to wash away the pain of the games I was suffering through.

Sigh...when does basketball season start?

October 01, 2007 7:07 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Great shot of that raging ocean. I bet the sound was a wind-filled roar. I love weather. Football, not so much.

October 01, 2007 7:39 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i LOVE chicken wings!

October 01, 2007 7:58 AM  
Anonymous cindra said...

Oh, indeed. It's the best time of the year, in my opinion. Aren't the raging storms on the ocean something? We got married on a November day on a headland with the Pacific doin' it's thing behind us. Just perfect.

So glad you had a great week-end.

Come play my word game when you get a chance!

October 01, 2007 8:08 AM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

sounds like a good weekend!

October 01, 2007 8:20 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

*cough* cowboys???! I may never be able to visit again now

October 01, 2007 8:31 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Your wind and rain are a lot more appealing than Seattle's; except for the hurricanes. I can smell the salt air by looking at that photo...

October 01, 2007 9:38 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Bet it was hard concentrating on the game knowing your house was in turmoil.

October 01, 2007 9:38 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Congratulations on the sports scores. That photo is incredible. We are getting on to my favorite time of year for the Pacific when the pounding wave come in with their grey color and immense power. It may be destructive, but it is definitely beautiful.

October 01, 2007 10:22 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

"After we left the beach we cruised to a local sports bar and watched my Dallas Cowboys kick a little football butt while eating chicken wings......

Wow. I didn't know those guys could play and eat chicken wings at the same time, they are talented. Do they bring the wings out to them on the field, or do they grab from the sidelines?

October 01, 2007 11:01 AM  
Blogger Michael Manning said...

Patricia: Nature can be frightening. I still canot believe Katrina's aftermath is still an issue. Un-real! Thanks for your visit! :)

October 01, 2007 12:21 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

I could launch myself into a long-winded rant about greed which has let us to develop those areas for housing that are not to be developed, under any circumstances, at all. I'll give you a break and will cease and desist. However, I must tell how surprised and delighted I am about your interest in things other than just politics. Gals like you and Mary Ellen blow my mind. ;)

October 01, 2007 1:51 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

I'm coming to Fla next week hope the water is nice on the gulf side

October 01, 2007 2:45 PM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

You can have the football but give me the beach and some chicken wings and cold beer and I am your friend.

October 01, 2007 2:59 PM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Them 'Boys did kick some serious butt indeed! They're definitely the current favorites in the NFC. Good for y'all!

Good Luck to the house.

October 01, 2007 3:09 PM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

There was no joy if you're an Eagles fan!

October 01, 2007 3:36 PM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Ya know, that house ON the beach probably sounded good at the time.... Invest in a little waterfront property and enjoy the view and sound of the waves. Ahhhhh.

Why you a 'Boys fan? You from here? The Great Republic of Texas?

October 01, 2007 7:33 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

Proof is said to be in the budding. That's why, I am so astonished that you, Yanks, are forced to hold your noses while eating this one. The chef is beyond any reasonable doubt incompetent and shows no signs of ever learning his craft. Solution; fire the customers!

October 03, 2007 1:09 AM  
Anonymous pekka said...

The idiot above left his dumb comment in the wrong place. It should be in the post above. Heh heh, what an idiot, eh?

October 03, 2007 1:18 AM  

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