My personal remembrances of Katrina

Still wish I’d helped Jim out more. For me the knowledge of what ‘the MS coast’ was like grew slowly. First I got reports from my radio because my power was out. Then I saw the images on TV when I helped out at MEMA (MS Emergency Management Agency)  by doing a 12 hour 7PM-7AM shift.  I THOUGHT I understood what it was like down there after that. Three weeks later I went down to the coast to help my friend clean out what was left of his house.


‘Cleaning out’ a house wasn’t getting furniture and loading up a trailer. It was taking everything out of the house and depositing it in a rubbish heap. Everything from furniture, to TV’s, Refrigerators, cabinets, drywall, and ceiling insulation. EVERYTHING had to go. You see the water got into EVERYTHING and black mold was growing everywhere. And this wasn’t just Jim’s home. It wasn’t even just their neighborhood. It was the whole damn coast.

So, sorry guys. So very sorry.

Also, So VERY VERY glad yall survived. You see, Jim road this out in his attic.

My flickr album:

Hearthstone’s new cards are hard on a free to play (mostly) player.

You REALLY feel the pull of the cash transaction in the ‘free to play’ games at times like these. Hearthstone just came out with a new set of cards and you’d swear that EVERYONE that plays the game(or at least play YOU) gave Blizzard the 50$ for the pre-order of 50 packs.  I payed them for the ‘Blackrock Mountain Adventure Pack’ and honestly that feels like money well spent. Paying for the Naxxramas adventure pack with gold was SUCH a long grind, that I didn’t want to do that again for Blackrock. But now that a whole new set of cards(MANY MORE than in an adventure set) has been released, I feel like I’m grinding to have ANY decent cards again, just like when I first started.

You just don’t know the frustration of having NO cards other than the ‘starter’ ones and the next thing you know, BAM, you play guys with 3 legendary cards and half a dozen epic ones. You just look at that ‘win 2 with this hero you have zero cards with and get 40 gold’ quests and think, HOW? It’s not QUITE that bad because I’ve got MONTHS worth of grinded cards behind me now but I am now at MORE of a disadvantage today than I was on Sunday.

It’s enough to make a guy consider just quitting. (Probably won’t though.)

I read tweets like this from my elected officials ALL THE TIME. 

#Obamacare is broken. Americans deserve a market-driven health-care system that puts patients first.

I always come away thinking that, either they are really stupid or they think I AM. I mean what did they think we had BEFORE ‘obamacare’ that we so desperately needed something like ‘obamacare’ to FIX?  A ‘market-driven health-care system’ is what was BREAKING THE COUNTRY!

Do these guys just have no ability to REMEMBER things? They must think that their constituency doesn’t.

Now THIS is how you make a snarky takedown

I don’t often read RawStory but this piece about some complaints of the upcoming “Mad Max” movie was hilarious. That’s some snark in a pure perhaps even ‘raw’ state.


Edit: Looks like this post worked, so I just want to add, thanks to Brad for a successful move of my website! THANKS! Looks like everything works.