So hurricane season started on Sunday and so far so good. We did have the precocious Arthur forming before the season officially started, but he never got close to us. Still, I have cause for concern. You see, I've just read the storm names for the 2008 season and it's doesn't look good.
Last year, the B storm was named Barry. I knew I didn't have anything to worry about. Even when it arrived at Florida on June 2, one day after the start of the season, I didn't even flinch. How can you fear a storm named Barry? Puleaze. But this year, I'm scared. This year, the B storm is Bertha. Bertha! What the hell were they thinking? Bertha can do major damage. Cristobal could be bad. Dolly...I don't know. I just don't know. Edouard. Fay. Gustav. Hanna. Ike. Josephine. Kyle. Laura. Marco. Nana...
The experts are calling for an active storm season, so there's a good chance we make it O. If we do, we're all doomed. The O storm this year is...Omar.
Assuming we survive Omar, which I'm not counting on, we still have Paloma, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred.
Buy lots of bottled water. Keep your gas tank 3/4 full. And head for the hills when Big Bertha comes to town.