Part 15 has arrived. Oh, my.
While I feel the idea of naming winter storms is somewhat peculiar, the fact remains that what The Weather Channel has deemed as “Brutus” is moving through my area. So far, I can’t say there’s much snow as a result. I heard someone say five inches worth, but I’d say maybe two at best. There’s an outstanding prediction that tomorrow we’ll get a bunch more.
The whole idea of naming the storms seems like fear mongering to me, but I have to ask - we name hurricanes, so is that also fear mongering? There’s a central authority for tropical storms and hurricanes that handles this task. There is no such authority for winter weather; the Weather Channel has acted unilaterally, as far as I know. They say it’s because a named storm is easier to talk about and the name helps raise awareness. I was aware a storm was coming; the name didn’t help my awareness.
Just seems silly. I haven’t gone looking to see if other weather outlets have adopted the naming idea or not.
First we leave Toliya stuck in an airlock, and now there’s still no explanation of why the J’Ruhn leaped sideways? Don’t worry. That and more will finally be answered next week.
But that’s next week. (REALLY. NEXT WEEK. REALLY REALLY!) And beyond next week, I can’t give you promises, aside from the promise that I’m still working on this when I can.
This week is Part 14.
The Link to Part 13 is right here. We’ll leave Toliya and Rothrr in the airlock for a bit and see what’s going on elsewhere on the ship. I’m sure they’ll be fine until we get back to them.
I’d really like to do something here on the front page more often, but I never know what to say. I hate to moan and complain about not having the time to do any writing; it’s old news by now, and you don’t want to hear it anyway. What I will say is that I’m still managing to hang onto a 4.0 GPA in my return to college, and I’ve been accepted into a 4-year school once I finish my 2-year degrees this December. I didn’t expect to be on this path; it’s strange the places life takes you.
The summer camp job was great fun, but it was a lot of work. We started the season understaffed and everyone helped cover other open spots. The kitchen was short several dishwashers, and the Trading Post (the store) lacked a full time manager. We did find someone for the last three weeks who was absolutely awesome and I hope we can convince her to come back next year. Her future fiancé took over program duties at the cub resident camp and did a great job, too. They, sadly, have their own camp to run.
Classes have been going well, but there’s still a lot of work left to do and six weeks left to cram it all into. At this moment I need to finish researching a speech ‘to inform,’ complete an economics research paper, do some book work for a visual arts class, knock out two accounting assignments, and assist in some grading of assignments. In addition to this, I need to make time to work at the ski park. We’ll have snow any day now and there’s still setting up to do.
On the bright side, I have another two chapters mostly done, aside from some light editing. I hope to get the next piece up by the end of this week. See you then.