Tuesday, September 20, 2005

I don't know how bad this new hurricane is going to be, but people along the gulf coast are understandably a little twitchy about it.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/09/20/rita/index.html

Hurricane Rita has barely made it past the Florida Keys, and already my parents are making phone calls from Houston, warning me that they're coming to stay at my house when the hurricane makes its way towards Houston. Killer said that she was supposed to play in a pool tournament in Brenham this weekend, but it's already been cancelled on account of the hurricane. The attorneys from the Travis County Attorney's Office are supposed to be headed for a conference in Corpus Christi over the next few days (or somewhere thereabouts), and already the rumors are spreading about leaving early if an evacuation order gets issued.

Anyway, I think the whole thing is going to get way overblown (no pun intended) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Hopefully Rita will never get nearly as strong as Katrina, and it may even end up heading toward Mexico. Still, given the devastation that we've seen after the last storm, you can understand why people are being super cautious.

Only a few days until ACL Fest. I've got my wristband, and I'm ready to rock. I hope it's not too sweltering out there. Maybe this hurricane can bring us some clouds. Don't forget about the ACL afterparty on Saturday night at my house (that's at 4604 Tejas- I think the hooker house is at 4510 or something like that if you want to stop there first). Anyway, we'll provide some Lone Star beer and some sangria, but other from that it's BYOB. Festivities start at around 10:00 or so, and Crack will put on a small performance of some sort (come for the freaks- stay for the fun!).

I must complete my flag tonight for Camp X-Ray so people can find us at the festival. I'm not sure what the flag will look like yet, but rest assured that the word "CRACK" will prominently be displayed upon it.

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