Fired-up in 2020

2020 has been awful, so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to see this headline …

Hurricane Sally is battering the US’s southern coast, and appears to be bringing with it to shore floating islands of fire ants that look like this …

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Flirtin’ With Disaster

Does anyone remember the Molly Hatchet song by that title? No, neither do I, except for the title. That’s a good song title. That’s what I was doing last night on my way out to dinner with friends.

On my drive to dinner that should have taken 45 minutes, but took over an hour, I was stopped by a train, encountered construction delays, and had to take a detour due to road closure. OK, so those are not really disasters, but once I got past them, there was impending disaster headed right at me as I was waiting stopped at a stoplight.

I could see it coming towards me from the driver’s side. I didn’t have much time to react, but even if I had, my sloth-like reflexes would have been over-matched. There was no way I was avoiding this disaster. I was going to be hit.

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