A Jaguar in Georgetown

It takes a pretty big storm to turn this:

Into this:

20 photographs of the storm and related damage courtesy of Buzzfeed.


Ouch. Is your family’s power out? My sister and her family in MoCo lost power Friday night. Upper NW got hit pretty bad as well.

Sister in Boyds MD and mom in Rockville both out. Manhattan might be expensive, but our power lines are buried.

That will make a grown man cry. When I look at weather reports from the rest of the country, I can’t really complain that it is overcast and 64F with occasional drizzle.

@Mistress Cynica: As in San Diego – why bother with Portland weather reports at all? Overcast or raining – look out the damn window.

I’m very lucky. My neighborhood escaped tha carnage largely unscathed. We never lost power. Everywhere I go, though, stoplights are still without power. Restaurants are packed, as people eat out, both to escape the heat and because they can’t cook at home. Stopped by a Panera yesterday at 3:00 planning to have a cup of coffee while my daughter was at a Taekwando birthday party, and there was nowhere to sit…at 3:00… in the afternoon!

Wow. Hope everyone’s all right.

À propos of nothing, I saw The Great McGinty for the first time last night and strongly recommend it. Preston Sturgess’s first film and a wonderfully funny and trenchant political satire. I’d avoided seeing it because of the title which I think sucks donkey dick but boy! is it a good film. One aspect of the story isn’t quite developed, which is a pity as its perhaps the most original idea in the film, but it’s there to be noticed. Smashing perfs from Akim Tamiroff and Brian Donlevy and a story that, with a few substitutions, is still very much alive. Don’t know if it’s on Netflix – we saw it on TCM – but watch out for it. I happen to think that Sturgess was the best of the screwball director/writers, The Lady Eve and Palm Beach Story are peerless in my book. I also like Sullivan’s Travels. He has enormous wit and style, and gets first-rate perfs from the actors. Maybe the great Stanwyck wasn’t quite up to the alternate Eve but Stugess neatly finesses what could have been a weakness into a story about snobbery and other people’s perceptions. He also invented smudge-proof lipstick.

Two pugs up.

i’m not all right darling, as you must realize by my absence here. it’s been 4 months since my dad died and i’m still wearing black netting over my face and wailing like a sicilian widow while popping anti-depressants like jelly beans. i lurk daily, coming out of the shadows to say hello, i love you guys, and i’ll be back in the swing of things voicing my opinions, such as, very soon me thinks.
carry on…

i did not get your voice mail! my phone is broken. i miss you!
i got a case for it that guaranteed you could throw it at a wall without damaging it. they lied.

@Mistress Cynica: That will make a grown man cry.

Pfft. Not that I don’t have sympathy for the weather beaten, but a Jaguar? In fucking Georgetown? Insurance – it’s what’s for dinner.

Last year my neighbor had an inch of human sewage in his basement after a seasonal storm surge. Claims adjuster said ‘nope, sorry – we don’t cover backed up shit’. I asked him if the adjuster looked around our neighborhood to see just how full of shit we all were – and that he fit right in.

@baked: Hey, You!

In a nutshell — I called the day you called me and told you that all is well between us. No worries, Dear One.

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