Thursday, April 3, 2008

remember 1993?

raise your hand if you were in the midwest then. i was actually living in la at the time but my family was here.

i woke up to rain today. and it's supposed to be here tomorrow. and most of next week.

so, forget about the laundry, we can live wearing stinky clothes. we can't however live w/o food and i can't put in a garden if it's under water.


found this gem on wiki:

An Illinois man, James Scott, 24 at the time, was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in causing some of the flooding, officially convicted for "intentionally causing a catastrophe". Scott removed several sandbags from a levee holding back the water, in an attempt to strand his wife on the other side of the river so he could continue partying. The breach flooded 14,000 acres (57 km²) of farmland, destroyed buildings and closed a bridge. While Scott caused one levee to fail, more than 1,000 levees failed in the flooding.

he got life for that! serves the jerk right...now he can have a non-stop party for the rest of his life.

guess i'd better go drain the seedling trays...

3 comments:

Gina said...

I remember! I was in Indiana at the time, but a few months later I moved to San Francisco. I didn't live there long (only a few months). I remember the floods delayed my move out there because originally I planned to drive (I ended up leaving my car with my parents and flying and never regretted not having an auto in SF).

Ah, so young!!

Life at Dogfight Cove said...

tansy- i can't believe you were a LA girl! and now you are a dirt worshiper... very cool to have so many different experiences. any suggestions for taming poison ivy outbreaks? the P.i. and i are not getting on to well this year.

Kiva Rose said...

I was there too, near St Joseph, MO on the banks of the Missouri River... a less than pleasant time, what with the graveyards floating away and all.

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