Hurricane/Tropical Depression Isaac!
Here we go again! This would be the 9th time this year I have walked passed a coffee shop and heard someone mention the words “approaching” and “storm.” Immediately I know what’s up and that I have to go and get on line to see if the street rumblings are true and more often than not they are. At this point we are supposed to make preparations right? We are supposed to have cupboards full of corned beef and spam and endless amounts of water, or at least make plans to clean the bathtub in order to fill it with water at some point in the near future.
I won’t be doing any of these things! I am stuck in pre 2004 (Hurricane Ivan) preparation mind set, one cooler full of ice, several bottles of Appleton, several mixers and one board game, preferably monopoly and a lot of finger food. Of course we know how that one turned out! After several weeks with no power or running water I wandered the streets of Cayman with a beard and a stick wearing two different shoes resembling something out of a Mad Max movie rather than a resident of Grand Cayman in the year 2004!
Why haven’t I changed after the Ivan experience? The bottom line is that you can’t prepare for an Ivan and luckily I know a lot of people who have access to a lot of food. Go Mise En Place! These guys even have coolers big enough to bathe in. Also I’m a hurricane snob, I’ve been to the mountain top, I’ve seen the worst that nature has to offer and survived….all without preparing! Also lets take a look at Hurricane-ish Isaac, what are we looking at, maybe 80 mph when it passes by or over our heads? Yes it’s a hurricane but only if you are the type of person who considers an 18 year old an adult!
It’s the baby of hurricanes and like Linda Evangelista told us once that she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than ten thousand dollars! I won’t get out of my deck chair for 80 mph! Bring it Isaac!!