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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8000 on: September 06, 2019, 04:34:14 am »
Male and female names used in rotation and alphabetically. Maybe someone can elaborate?
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8001 on: September 06, 2019, 05:59:18 pm »
Correct, mox.

Until the early 1950s, tropical storms and hurricanes were tracked by year and the order in which they occurred during that year. Over time, it was learned that the use of short, easily remembered names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and reduces confusion when two or more tropical storms occur at the same time. In the past, confusion and false rumors resulted when storm advisories broadcast from radio stations were mistaken for warnings concerning an entirely different storm located hundreds of miles away.

In 1953, the United States began using female names for storms and, by 1978, both male and female names were used to identify Northern Pacific storms. This was then adopted in 1979 for storms in the Atlantic basin.

NOAA’s National Hurricane Center does not control the naming of tropical storms. Instead, there is a strict procedure established by the World Meteorological Organization. For Atlantic hurricanes, there is a list of male and female names which are used on a six-year rotation. The only time that there is a change is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate. In the event that more than twenty-one named tropical cyclones occur in a season, any additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet.
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« Reply #8002 on: September 06, 2019, 06:23:44 pm »
A post-hurricane sunset for you.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8003 on: September 06, 2019, 06:59:21 pm »
Hurricanes used to have female names because they start off with a gentle blow job, but end up taking your car and your house.

Nowadays we include the queers, of course.
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8004 on: September 06, 2019, 07:40:06 pm »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8005 on: September 06, 2019, 09:18:33 pm »
Not sure if this is a record but a 401 page story is impressive. Good job.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8006 on: September 07, 2019, 05:28:03 am »
Not sure if this is a record but a 401 page story is impressive. Good job.
it might have been shorter if Dorian hadn’t stalled over the Bahamas  :sip:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8007 on: September 07, 2019, 06:02:48 am »
Hurricanes used to have female names because they start off with a gentle blow job, but end up taking your car and your house.

Nowadays we include the queers, of course.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8008 on: September 08, 2019, 09:35:04 am »
Sheesh, Dorian hitting Canada now, 450,000 homes without power.  :peepwall:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8009 on: September 08, 2019, 06:59:46 pm »
Hurricanes used to have female names because they start off with a gentle blow job, but end up taking your car and your house.

Nowadays we include the queers, of course.

Apologies for the misogynistic homophobic remarks... ::)
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8010 on: September 09, 2019, 02:51:12 am »
It was a good weekend. :thumleft:

Friday evening when I got home I pulled the boat out of the workshop and prepped it for Saturday; I filled up the little 3 gallon fuel tank from one of the jerry cans I had filled for the hurricane, it only need about 1.5 gallons. I put in my fishing boxes, rods, life jackets, and got a medium sized cooler box ready. Then I pulled it up to the side gate ready for hitching to my truck.

Saturday morning early I woke up and got ready, I put ice into the cool box, added a few bottles of water and some Gatorade, a packet of Dorito's (food) and a 4-pack of beer  :biggrin:  Then I opened up the side gate and hitched the trailer to my bakkie and pulled it out. My buddy from work arrived dead on time (06:45) and we saddled up and headed out. On the way to the water we stopped at the bait shop and I picked up 2 dozen shrimp and 2 dozen live finger mullet that I kept in a bucket with a "bubbler" to keep the water aerated.

At the Sebastian river we launched the boat and headed out. The first creature we saw was a big old gator swimming along, it's the first time I have seen a gator in the river as it's normally a salt estuary, but this old dude may have come on over because of all of the fresh water flowing in from all of the rain. He was around 10ft long.

We fished a few of the spots I have found on previous trips, and we caught around 18 fish in total. 6 different species; Sailfish Catfish, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and a small Snoek. We also saw dolphins and a lone Manatee. It was a great day, good fishing, good weather, good company, and peaceful surroundings. We headed back around 3pm, got the boat back on the trailer, and drove home. Back home I washed the boat and the tackle, and used fresh water to flush the salt water out of the motor. Then I stashed the boat back in its spot next to the workshop. I had a good supper, and was asleep in bed by 9pm.

Today (Sunday) I was up early again, and after a coffee or two I did some gardening. I trimmed back some of the shrubs in the front yard, cut away all the broken branches etc from the hurricane, did a whole lot of weeding, did the weed eating, and mowed the grass. By then I was completely bathed in sweat, so I had a shower and then we ate some lunch. I called the laaitie on WhatsApp, but wasn't able to chat to my mom as her WhatsApp wasn't working. But I called my sister and she called my mom and passed on my regards.

After all that Mrs Zog and headed out for some "us" time. We drove down to the beach at Melbourne, we each bought a fresh smoothie at a beachside ice cream shop, walked along the boardwalk a bit. Good together time for a change, we don't get time to do that too often.

Back home I did some tidying up in my workshop, and started installing some of the ceiling panels that my work colleague had given me to use as insulation in the workshop roof. Then I fed the squirrels and the birds, closed up, went inside and called it a day. Supper was a lekker chicken stew, and washed down with a brannas and coke  :drif:

My finger is still giving me massive pain, so I think there must be something wrong. I'll try call and see if I can get an appointment with the Doc that did the surgery. The finger is actually much more painful that it was before the surgery. Not right, not good. There is only so much help you can get from Panado and Ibuprofen.

Back to work tomorrow, hopefully the boss will understand and let me have the new guy again to help with the heavy stuff. Eish.

Thanks for reading  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8011 on: September 09, 2019, 05:27:17 am »
Not good about your finger.
Go see the doc, rather have it checked earlier than later.
I hope it is not to serious.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8012 on: September 09, 2019, 05:32:50 am »
Ai Gary  :'( hope that finger will heal up soon!

 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8013 on: September 09, 2019, 06:53:46 am »
Hi Zog.  Great to hear you had some time off again.
Us time is important to a marriage.
I heard a mantra setting out the minimum time for this in a couple's busy schedule:
"A minute a day, an hour a week, a day per month and a week a year...forever."

I hope the finger heals soon.
I had carpel tunnel release done on my left hand done a year ago.
I still feel twinges today - even occasional sharp pain in my little finger.
I should have the other hand done too, but I have put it off.
I'm using post operative exercises as a means to relieve the symptoms.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8014 on: September 09, 2019, 10:23:30 am »
Good one Zog. Have that finger looked at - it's your bread and butter... :thumleft:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8015 on: September 09, 2019, 10:39:58 am »
Sheesh, Dorian hitting Canada now, 450,000 homes without power.  :peepwall:



Learned something now. I always thought that hurricanes were a tropical phenomenon. I didn't think they caused shit that far north.  ???
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8016 on: September 10, 2019, 02:33:01 am »
I didn't take pics on the fishing trip. Trying to get the fishy smell off my phone so I don't smell it for the next week getting more and more rancid is a serious PITA  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

The latest Bahamas death toll from Dorian is 44. Our local news channel is showing lots of footage of the devastation as it comes out. Absolutely heartbreaking.


I didn't get a chance to call the Doc today, I'll hopefully get time tomorrow. I've been guarding the hand as much as I can, and today the finger does feel slightly better. I didn't need to take and pain meds for it today  :thumleft:
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« Reply #8017 on: September 10, 2019, 05:29:51 am »
Yah I think you did too much too soon with that hand right after the op - you were gaaning aan (is that a word  :imaposer:) like it never happened.

Hope it comes right soon.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8018 on: September 10, 2019, 07:05:51 am »
Mr Zog, it may not be specific to your finger ailment but I have had loads of issues with fingers over the years due to recreation. Look here for some finger rehab and tendon care : https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en/esther-smith-nagging-finger-injuries/esther-smith-nagging-finger-injuries.html

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« Reply #8019 on: September 11, 2019, 04:01:13 pm »
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