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Friday, November 21, 2008

4th Photo

Okay, since everyone is doing it...I just have to follow along. By now I think everyone knows the rules: go to the 4th folder, pic the 4th pic, post it here, post the rules, tag people to do the same (go ahead if you haven't already). So, here is my pic, which I had to take from my Snapfish folders because I'm at work right now:This was October 2005 the day Hurricane Wilma whipped through Broward County causing millions of dollars in damage. So, what do we all do? Drink beer of course! From left to right: Amy, Erin, Kevin (in the back with his stanky Miller Lite), Ryan, and Jerry (with incredibly bushy hair!).

Despite the fact that the hurricane caused damage to the entire area, and damaged our friends' homes, and despite the fact that we were without electricity for 15 days, I actually think back on this time with a great deal of fondness. For one thing, we were all off work for 2 weeks, and every day we got together to help each other out, grill all the meat in our freezers and drink until we forgot about the hassles of dealing with insurance and FEMA.

In a lot of ways, it was like camping. For two weeks. With all of our friends. Good times.

As for me on this Friday, I have class, then hope to sneak a run in this afternoon, and then I'm going to a 4:30 showing of "Twilight"! Wa-hoo! I hope the film holds up to the novel; I'm kinda biting my nails in anticipation. Hope everyone else enjoys their Fridays, and for those of you racing this weekend, particularly all of you running Philly, good luck!

17 comments:

Carolina John said...

Hey, that's a cute pic and a great story!

Marcy said...

As always, looks like one hell of a time LOL

I just read the local paper review for that movie. Homie gave it 2 and a half stars (out of 4). But you know about opinions . . .so who knows, maybe you'll love it?

Lily on the Road said...

Nice memories...you always look like you are having a blast!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I guess if you're going to have ot deal with a hurricane, you folks know how to do it with style!

Nicole said...

Ah...October 22, 2005. That's the day after my wedding day. We were supposed to leave on a cruise from Miami that day. This was our second honeymoon we had paid for. The first cruise was supposed to leave from New Orleans. But it was cancelled because of Katrina. Good times, indeed!

Viv said...

I hope you enjoy the movie. Wilma cause a lot of damage. You all sure know how to partycane! LOL @ like camping. After, Ike I everyone looked so TPish for like 2 weeks.

Marlene said...

14 days without electricity? Wow. Awesome that you made the most of it.

Enjoy the movie! I still haven't read the book!

P.O.M. said...

You always know how to do it up right.

X-Country2 said...

I always wonder how people manage after a hurricane goes through. Way to stick together and help each other out.

Nicole said...

I've been out of the loop since i've been sick but I love the 4th photo. Glad you guys survived and had a good time.

TNTcoach Ken said...

It's funny how the fourth fourth made us go back down memory lane.......

Viper said...

peer pressure's a bitch. have a good weekend. run well and drink well.

chia said...

Love the warm fuzzy story. It's a wonderful thing when friends and family bind together :-).

I'm with you... Twilight better not be crap

Kevin said...

What else is there to do when a hurricane comes through and knocks the power out

Laurel said...

Ha! Look at how much fun you guys were having! We should have come and hung out with you guys.

We were only out of power for one night during Wilma, but over a week during Katrina. It was soooooooo hot. And people were such idiots in Miami. Ugh. I definitely do not miss hurricane season.

AKA Alice said...

LOL...I love your priorities (drink beer...deal with FEMA)...

Hope you enjoyed the movie.

MCM Mama said...

Great picture and I'm impressed at how you made the best of the situation!