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The Pie-Rat Files

Poolie’s having video issues so I’m trying to lend her a helping hand blog.

The loverly above shown movie comes via YouTube by way of the mighty Poolagirl.  Lately WordPress has become mighty picky about what kind of goodies they allow their free accounts, sad to say.  Since I have lots and lots of space, and it’s MY space with WordPress as an afterthought, I can publish whatever I want as long as it’s legal.

That’s including the preliminary space for the Pirate Intellectual Society Book Club – the PISBC.  I’ve registered PISBC.COM and will be playing mightily behind the scenes (hopefully with Her Pie-Rat Majesty the driving force behind the scenes.)  So far it’s a blank slate with nothing but a front page that doesn’t even SAY Pirates anywhere.   It’s not an auspicious start, but we’re bound and determined to set a new standard for literary and steampunk and pie-rat stuff.

The Weather Service says we’re in for a whopping big storm this afternoon.  A big-assed storm would be truly awesome.  I love falling asleep to the sound of rain and thunder.  I can even handle the occasional extremely loud crack of thunder, though not especially when I’m asleep.  No, I suppose I’d prefer my storms a bit earlier than that.  It’s 4-ish in the afternoon here today and the sky’s suitably gloomy.  I hope it’s more than a tease.  Desert storms are like that – predictions of rain and thunder and such and when it arrives (if it arrives at all) you get a lot of dust and wind and pretty much nothing else.  Supposedly tonight the dust will yield to rain, and lots of it.  The Weather Dudes (and trust me, they are overwhelmingly male) say we should count on downpours of a couple of inches in an hour.

When it rains it pours is a literalism here!

Now that’s the prediction.  Unfortunately Mother Nature doesn’t seem terribly inspired to do anything about it at the moment.  I was perusing weatherunderground.com and watching the radar.  While there are some miniscule pockets of moisture in the general vicinity, all the really good stuff is up north along the Mogollon Rim.  Bet they’re a good 25-30 degrees cooler than here too, if not more.

Tomorrow would be the perfect day for a crystal-hunting expedition.  Maybe someday…

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