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June/July: The Beginning of the End?

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by on 06-01-2018 at 07:45 AM (8201 Views)
At least it is for me, for the blog, that will have to be determined by others. I decided during the offseason that I was burned out on being the blog host to what is an increasingly diminished membership. No offense to the wonderful folks who remain, but having two posters in a 24 hr. period is just not worth the effort or the money. If someJuan else would like to take over the duties that would be great, and I would still like to participate, but not as the proprietor. Maybe you all can come up with a solution to our woes, and I will applaud your efforts if you should like to try.

Until that time, on with the show!
It’s early – too early for any biggies(we hope), but we might get some more flusher type systems before the big boys start forming up.



The tropical wave train will get going in earnest and the ITCZ will begin it’s northward migration.



The early season SST anomalies are providing some clues about the seasons and so far the MDR is quite chilly, but the western GOM is ready, willing, and able.



So, sit back, pop an option #2 beverage and for at least the next 6 mos……

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  1. McBart ender's Avatar
  2. NavarreMark's Avatar
    All's quiet on the Emerald Coast front.

    For now. Things will get more interestinger this afternoon.
  3. Ossqss's Avatar
    Sorry T, I got caught up watching Transformers "The Last Knight" last night with the critters. That was a looooong, but really good, movie

    Soooo, here ya go, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFI0K5FMMqE
  4. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ossqss
    Sorry T, I got caught up watching Transformers "The Last Knight" last night with the critters. That was a looooong, but really good, movie

    Soooo, here ya go, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFI0K5FMMqE
    Always loved that song. Thanks Oss! Yep Ais and Cone, I think putting them on ignore for throwing a fit is generally right. I took a little pity on him because parents were gone 5 days to a Cancun wedding and that’s never happened before. He was mostly a trooper though.
  5. Ossqss's Avatar
    Going for Cat 2.

  6. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar

    It was a really well-executed operation. They did sedate them which I think was critical to keep panic from killing kids and rescuers. I would have had them in straight jackets as well! As it is, I just wish I had some of what they gave them!!
  7. StAugustineFL's Avatar
    I juander if LC is at the OBX catching some surf.
  8. McBart ender's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StAugustineFL
    I juander if LC is at the OBX catching some surf.



  9. StAugustineFL's Avatar
    Haha barkeep, that's juan wet kitteh. No innuendo intended.

    Glad to hear the soccer team was rescued in full.

    Nothing going on locally except sunny and warm/hot for a few days. Dinner beckons. Hope everyjuan is well.
    Updated 07-10-2018 at 09:44 PM by StAugustineFL
  10. InTheCone's Avatar
    Nice last look of the day at Chris the 'Cane......

  11. LaughingCat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StAugustineFL
    I juander if LC is at the OBX catching some surf.
    The kitteh had to go back to work, but given his complete lack of ability and the fact that they've been rescuing people left and right, I'll be glad to sit this juan out.

    Just bummed that we aren't getting ANY rain form Chris (or from any of the unnamed seagull farts). We've had a couple of woods fires this week so rain would be welcome.

    And I LOVE the picture of the surfing kitteh... even if he looks nonplussed.
  12. LaughingCat's Avatar
    So I used 'nonplussed' incorrectly in the previous post...

    Nonplussed vs Unperturbed. Nonplussed means "bewildered", or "so stunned that you're unsure how to act". Because it happens to begin with non–, it's often misused as a synonym for "unperturbed" or "unimpressed", which is really the opposite of its true meaning.

  13. NavarreMark's Avatar
    My internet & phones were out almost all day. Evidently a construction crew severed Juan of the fiber optic cables leading into these parts and it took awhile for them to fix it.

    Oh well. That's the way it goes sometimes.

    I was unable to watch TV or anything. No big deal. I grew up in the middle of nowhere and we had absolutely nothing except for what we could scratch out of the earth, and that wasn't a whole heck of a lot.

    While I was gone in CA, Mama decided to have a swimming pool installed. Didn't consult with me or anything, she just did it. We had previously discussed this topic and I objected to it on the grounds that I would have to work my behind off to keep the thing clean and nobody else would help me to do it. My fears have proven right and I am now cleaning the pool with no help what so ever.

    The funny thing is, that since I've been back I haven't Juan'ce seen Mama take a dip in the pool, but I've been using it a lot. It is nice I have to admit. Since I'm doing the work to maintain it, I might as well enjoy it.

    When the internet came back up, for some reason I started watching bunch of YouTube videos of LA police in high speed chase situations.

    High speed chases have become very common in that area and the local news organizations have capitalized on it by televising them. All the stations have their heligoflipters and they chase the bad guys telavising the entire scene much to the delight of their customers. It also gives publicity to the perps who probably only did it to get their 15 minutes of fame, since the local stations put everything on the air. The local constabulary also get the opportunity to beat the stuffing out of the perp, which is why they joined the police force to begin with. It's a win win situation for everybody and helps spur the local economy.

    In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I ran from the police on more than Juan occasion in my younger days.

    Much more than Juan actually.

    But it was a different time back then. Folks just figured "boys will be boys" and nobody took much offense to it as long as noJuan got hurt. Times are different now and it's a crime just being young these days, let alone driving above the speed limit. I'm just glad that I'm an old fart who was from the time that I was, despite the fact that I was inducted into the armed forces as cannon fodder.

    Rather a hail of bullets than go through the crap the kids do these days.

    I was driving my 69 Charger RT Juan'ce many years ago, and a CO State Trooper pulled me over. He didn't write me a ticket, but he tell me that he wasted 3/4s of a tank of gas chasing me 3 or 4 days earlier and that now that he knew who I was he would just mail any future citations to me. The funny thing was that I never knew I as being chased. I was just driving the way I did in those days.

    I went to go camping and fishing with my since departed brother (GOD rest his soul). Back in those days, he was the biggest beer drinker, street fighter and bar room brawler in the history of CO. Fortunately, after much trials and tribulations, he sobered up and become a man of GOD and spent the rest of his years attempting to save the unsaveble.

    But I digress.

    Well anyway. My brother and I had gone on a fishing trip. We went to Eleven Mile Resevour in CO. We were in my 72 Olds Cutlass Indy Pace Car. We were both good and lit having drank a bunch of beer all day. We were throwing all of the empties (dead soldiers) on the front passenger side floor. Looking back I have no ideal why, It's just what we did.

    The wind was blowing so hard we couldn't set up our tent'. It was a steady wind of at least 50 with gusts in the 80 range.

    We decided that wasn't going to work and opted to find a different camping spot which wasn't so windy, so we packed up and split. We were heading north on US 285 north of Fairplay and were cresting the top of Red Hill when a State Trooper was coming in the opposite direction.

    Normally that would have been no big deal, but I was doing about 90 at the time.

    Sure enough, as I looked in my rear view mirror I saw him turn on his lights and do a U-turn.

    I had about 3 or 4 seconds to think about the situation. We had about 24 dead soldiers on the passenger side floor so I knew there wasn't much I could do to explain the situtation. Not in a believable, reasonable or logical way.

    In those 3 or 4 seconds I decided that if he pulled me over I was going to the clink and in my mind I saind "the he11 with it" and pushed the accelerator to the floor.

    That old 442 could really move and had the best suspension of any muscle car ever made in those days. When I passed Cow Rock (the locals know what I mean) at the bottom of the hill I was doing about 110 mph in the high speed right hander at the bottom and I accelerated from their.

    If any of you are familiar with South Park in CO, you know that it is a large high altituded valley. It was almost uninhabited in those days, except for a few ranchers. 285 goes in a straight line for a long way after Juan has passed Cow Rock at bottom of the hill and I got the old 442 up to over 140.

    I could see the lights of the trooper in my mirror and they were steadily getting smaller and smaller as I increased my lead in front of him. The valley is surrounded by 14 and 13 thousand foot peaks, so I knew his radio was useless, so it was just him and me and I was blowing his doors off.

    I crossed over Kenosha Pass doing about 120. It was then that I decided that some subterfuge was necessary and that we that we needed to leave the highway to shake the pursuer. We took a National Forest Access road. The Trooper was so far behind at that point that he couldn't see where we went.

    I drove like he11 up this dirt road which went steadily higher in the mountains. I was driving way to fast for the conditions. Especially what a 442 would do on a 4X4 trail and it caught up to us. I hit a rock that flew up underneath the car, knocked the oil filter off the motor. The motor was hot from driving like he11 for about 30 minutes and after all the oil spilled out it siezed almost immediately.

    I used what momentum the car still had and coasted to a nice level place on the side of the trail and came to a rest. I looked over to my brother, who had been alternating between being white faced and cheering me on, and told him that we were "camping here".

    The fuzz never did catch us. We stripped the VIN plates and everything identifiable or valuable off the vehicle and pushed it over a convenient cliff which was about 30 feet away.

    No car ever died a more honorable death.

    I occasionally still visit it. It's still there. It's resting upside down, is completed rusted out, has about a gazillion bullet holes in it and provides a home for various small forest creatures.

    It's kind of a shrine to me.

    Even after all these years.

    Those were the good old days.
    Updated 07-11-2018 at 04:49 AM by NavarreMark
  14. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Oh my God Mark! I thought I was adventurous. I’ve heard stories of my son walking thru a campfire (while drinking) and falling in it and that make me realize kids lives are fragile. Fortunately and amazingly he wasn’t really hurt. I lived through and survived things I shouldn’t have as a teen. I’m just glad no one else paid for it. My best friend and I had an encounter or two with the law and came out OK. Not to excuse it, but quite grateful. In today’s world there were any number of times I would have needed a great attorney.
  15. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LaughingCat
    So I used 'nonplussed' incorrectly in the previous post...

    Nonplussed vs Unperturbed. Nonplussed means "bewildered", or "so stunned that you're unsure how to act". Because it happens to begin with non–, it's often misused as a synonym for "unperturbed" or "unimpressed", which is really the opposite of its true meaning.

    Ha LC, I believe that cat was very plused and ripped the human he owns a new one when he got through.
  16. InTheCone's Avatar
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    P's pickle of DOOM....

  17. Aislinn's Avatar
    Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyjuan! Mark, you and K3 should write a book! You're both such good writers and such great stories!

    I guess I was one of those good kids, and/or never got caught? Well, almost did once. Every Halloween there was this challenge in my village that one of the boys would climb on top of the elementary school. It was an annual event. Now my village did have a police officer. He worked evenings after he finished his regular job of working on the roads. Since the climbing on the roof challenge was done at night, it was while he was on duty. For Halloween he went big and hired extra deputies to guard the school. Now since this was a long standing tradition I don't think his deputies were really working very hard. It was a very small school and the officer lit that school up with pick up truck headlights and yet every year someone made it to the roof of the school.

    All of the rest of us kids were hiding in the canal that ran along side the school grounds. Once the new champion of roof climbing was back on the ground, he'd wait a sec, to make sure he was seen, and then the chase was on. The deputies knew we were in the canal, after all, that was part of the tradition they'd grown up with as well.

    This one year while being chased I turned a corner. Now my village consisted of one main street and a couple of crossroads, blink and you missed it. Everything except Danny's bar closed at five. People were not out after dark, just not done to be standing around talking. And yet, there they were. My step-father and the mayor. I skidded to a stop as they turned to look at me and then went for broke. I nonchalantly (at least I thought it was nonchalant) walked up to them and joined the conversation. I was about fifteen or sixteen. The deputy came flying around the corner barely seconds after I joined them. I was dressed in black, another tradition. He looked at me, then at them and asked. "Has she been here with you?" The mayor never blinked an eye and replied, "We've been talking." The deputy stared at me, but who is going to challenge the mayor?

    Breakfast’s on the sideboard: Eggs Sardou, corned beef hash cooked with fried potatoes and onions, melted cheese and fried eggs on top, large fluffy cinnamon buns, English muffin breakfast pizza, blueberry scones with lemon glaze, burrito omelet stuffed with sautéed vegetables, chorizo and pepperjack cheese with salsa verde sauce over the top, orange or apple juice, fresh fruit, tea or coffee. Enjoy!
  18. Aislinn's Avatar
    Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyjuan! Mark, you and K3 should write a book! You're both such good writers and such great stories!

    I guess I was one of those good kids, and/or never got caught? Well, almost did once. Every Halloween there was this challenge in my village that one of the boys would climb on top of the elementary school. It was an annual event. Now my village did have a police officer. He worked evenings after he finished his regular job of working on the roads. Since the climbing on the roof challenge was done at night, it was while he was on duty. For Halloween he went big and hired extra deputies to guard the school. Now since this was a long standing tradition I don't think his deputies were really working very hard. It was a very small school and the officer lit that school up with pick up truck headlights and yet every year someone made it to the roof of the school.

    All of the rest of us kids were hiding in the canal that ran along side the school grounds. Once the new champion of roof climbing was back on the ground, he'd wait a sec, to make sure he was seen, and then the chase was on. The deputies knew we were in the canal, after all, that was part of the tradition they'd grown up with as well.

    This one year while being chased I turned a corner. Now my village consisted of one main street and a couple of crossroads, blink and you missed it. Everything except Danny's bar closed at five. People were not out after dark, just not done to be standing around talking. And yet, there they were. My step-father and the mayor. I skidded to a stop as they turned to look at me and then went for broke. I nonchalantly (at least I thought it was nonchalant) walked up to them and joined the conversation. I was about fifteen or sixteen. The deputy came flying around the corner barely seconds after I joined them. I was dressed in black, another tradition. He looked at me, then at them and asked. "Has she been here with you?" The mayor never blinked an eye and replied, "We've been talking." The deputy stared at me, but who is going to challenge the mayor?

    Breakfast’s on the sideboard: Eggs Sardou, corned beef hash cooked with fried potatoes and onions, melted cheese and fried eggs on top, large fluffy cinnamon buns, English muffin breakfast pizza, blueberry scones with lemon glaze, burrito omelet stuffed with sautéed vegetables, chorizo and pepperjack cheese with salsa verde sauce over the top, orange or apple juice, fresh fruit, tea or coffee. Enjoy!
  19. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    GREAT story Ais!
  20. LaughingCat's Avatar
    LOVE that story!
  21. NavarreMark's Avatar
    All's quiet on the Emerald Coast Front.

    For now.

    Mama went to do some early morning shelling.
  22. NavarreMark's Avatar
    Sounds like you were quite the pistol in your youth Aislinn.

    I'll have a bunch of hash, w/eggs, a couple burrito omelets, a cinnamon bun, fresh fruit and a pot of regular coffee please.

    Thank You very much.
  23. InTheCone's Avatar
    Morning Dr. Mark, Aislinn & T!

    Both very good stories! I should have killed myself a few times, but somehow managed to scrape by.

    BreakFast Time!

    I'll have Eggs Sardou, corned beef hash cooked with fried potatoes and onions, melted cheese and fried eggs on top, English muffin breakfast pizza, and coffee - TYVM Aislinn! I wonder if the mayor had been the climber back in his day?
  24. Landfall2004's Avatar
    I have no stories that would measure up.........the only thing crazy I did was, while water skiing, bent my knees, sped up and headed towards shore--I was supposed to glide along the shore and gracefully land. However I came pretty straight in and the last thing I remember was waking up on my back, on the sand, sans my skis that were buried in the beach. I guess I was lucky not to have broken my neck.

    I would have liked to have seen the flip I must have done. Oh well.

    Dr. Mark is right. I have long lamented that we are ruining our kids' futures by criminalizing them for stupid teenage tricks.
  25. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Oh, and, It's Summer, Too Summer.
  26. KanKunKid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MSGAL
    thing is ~~~~~granny is right on with those ailments...it's true almost every time..........AND~~~I I can name a whole lot more like those!!

    I'd give ANYTHING to be able to fart like that!
  27. McBart ender's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KanKunKid
    I'd give ANYTHING to be able to fart like that!
    Check with your Mother In Law. Juan of her special home remedy concoctions just might do it.
  28. Ossqss's Avatar
    It has become apparent that a MIL comment will cause certain destruction of blog! Bart, you have successfully closed that correlation / causation loop




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txpR7hGsQB4&app=desktop
    Updated 07-12-2018 at 02:05 AM by Ossqss
  29. InTheCone's Avatar
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    Now the Beryling Beryl and Cruising Chris are pretty much out of the way it's time for the summer doldrums. Models are pretty quiet as is the US radar map this AM.....

  30. NavarreMark's Avatar
    Morning folks.

    All's quiet on the Emerald Coast front.

    For now.
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