The CrabAppleLane yard is a mess. WST came out last night and removed the tree limb that was concerning me. They cut it down and left it on the ground for me to finish. Fair enough. That's project number 1 of 867 tasks to do at or around CrabAppleLane. It's not really that bad but I think I'll be in the yard the rest of the weekend. In all, we were lucky. Power is still out to a surprisingly large number of people in Hurricane Isaac's path. I know those guys are doing the best they can and they are better prepared than ever to deal with this sort of emergency but this situation seems peculiar. Isaac wasn't particularly strong. Some people have been without power since Tuesday night.
Good and short read about the differences in watching a hurricane and being in one.
The NFL season gets underway Wednesday night with the NFL Kickoff Classic. The Giants host the Cowboys. The defending champs record in this game is perfect and that streak figures to continue. The Giants are better than the Cowboys.
Finally got to see Battleship Friday night. It is CME, for sure, but not really good CME. The critics had it right. It's got lots of eye candy, though, and some neat special effects if you have HD. Doesn't save it from itself. It only has a passing similarity to the Hasbro game it's based on but the game is better. That said, it was delightful and quite moving to see The Mighty Mo again. That famous image of her (Left) firing her guns is one of my all-time faves. Click on it to enlarge. As ridiculous as the film is, it's still worth seeing. Patsy didn't care for it and I now owe her a few hundred more movies. I'll be watching chick flicks the rest of my life, I think. :)
I offer one that you are probably tired of seeing. Sorry for the glare.
The Saints take on RGIII and the Redskins next Sunday. It's going to be a fantastic atmosphere. Saints fans are mad at the NFL and the commissioner, in particular. They will take it out on visiting teams this season. Always a hostile environment for visitors, I think it will be even more so this season. Welcome to the NFL, RGIII.
3 days until football season ...
5 song iTunes shuffle from the CrabAppleLane Five Star Playlist:
- Down By the Water - The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
- Beggars Day - Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog
- Hill Farmer's Blues - Mark Knopfler - The Ragpicker's Dream
- Choctaw Hayride - Alison Krauss & Union Station - Live
- Wayfaring Stranger - Red Horse - Red Horse
Quote of the Day
Some of the more than 200 pieces of World War I ammunition which emerged from a melting glacier on a Trentino mountain peak are seen, Aug. 31. Each piece weighs between 7-10 kilos, and the 85-100 mm caliber explosive devices were found at an altitude of 3,200 meters, when a once-perennial glacier on the Ago de Nardis peak partially melted due to a recent heat wave that reached into Italy's highest peaks.
Blog of the day is here.
Quote from said blog: "The city’s biggest problems seemed to be downed power lines, scattered tree limbs and minor flooding. One person was reported killed, compared with 1,800 deaths from Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. And police reported few problems with looting. Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew just to be sure."