As we awaited your arrival, Matthew, I counted the votes in my October 1, 2016, Battle of the Bands.
Boyz II Men 5
Jack Black 14
That's such a decisive win for Jack that I won't bother to vote. No, wait. Yes, I will, dammit all to nell. I give my vote to Jack Black!
Boyz II Men 5
Suck it, Boyz. You are the musical equivalent of watching grass grow. I thought you'd never shut up.
Pardon me. I feel a bit feisty today as Matthew fills Lake Junebug and the frogs sing. Matthew has proven himself to be quite the rude guest everywhere he has gone. Now he expects to enjoy The Lake Junebug Resort.
Bite my little pink butt, Matthew!
We are fortunate because Matthew is now predicted to keep a bit of a distance from us, but I applaud my city and its environs for the evacuation of the beaches and the many shelters that opened, some of which are dog, cat, ferret, and other-small-animals friendly (no snakes or other exotic pets allowed, but I did see that stalls were available for horses at some shelters). Buses went to a number of schools to take those in need to shelters.
Most businesses are closed so the workers can stay at home where they belong. No one should be on the road today except emergency workers.
But what about the homeless? Favorite Young Man and I got out of the house yesterday while the gettin' was good. We needed dog food and a few other non-perishable foods, a.k.a. cookies. A man stood at the entrance to the grocery store as he held the ubiquitous sign stating he was hungry. Another thin man wandered down the road, wrapped in a gray blanket. Others walked through the wind and rain to reach a bus stop.
Favorite Young Man assured me that the police would seek out the homeless to offer them rides to shelters. The National Guard is on duty, too, with their big trucks. May God bless and keep all who are affected by this storm.
The electricity has flickered on and off twice in the last five minutes. We expected we would lose power. Our gadgets are powered up, and we have plenty of books to read. We will be fine, but you might not see me for a few days.
I'll certainly be back by October 15 for the next Battle of the Bands. While the electricity stays on, I think I might watch my close personal friend Jack Black in High Fidelity.
But I ask Marvin to sing us out.
Infinities of love,