It's gone all dark. Very dePressing
Apparently the fact that it's so windy in San Francisco has been suggested as a reason for the city's abnormally high rates of mental illness. Though I guess you can add that to the obvious fact of it being full of drug casualties.i don't think i've really felt so disturbed by wind before. this one feel particualry fractious and gusty and chaotic. impossible to feel settled when the air is unsettled. impossible to feel balanced when the air is unbalanced. it's not even a stable counter-force. a push you can oppose or submit to.
Not often. We all saw your storm on Twitter: a video of lightning hitting the Statue of Liberty.wicked thunder and lightening storm on Wednesday night, one crack of lightening sounded like it was right above us, knocked our cable TV box and flat screen out, unable to turn them back on. the electrical outlet in the wall where they were plugged in still works, so it appears the lightening somehow came through the cable line and fried the cable box and TV (since it was connected to the cable box). crazy shit, lucky it didn't cause some sort of electrical fire in the wiring, which is really old in our building.
now on hold with the cable company to get a new cable box, not sure if they are sending technicians out to do installations, hopefully they can deliver and it do it myself. life without TV isn't a big deal, glad it didn't knock out our internet connection as well.
does the UK get thunder and lightening often? summers here can be nuts.
"Most people’s lives have ups and downs that are relatively gradual, a sinuous curve with first derivatives at every point. They’re the ones who never get struck by lightning. No real idea of cataclysm at all. But the ones who do get hit experience a singular point, a discontinuity in the curve of life — do you know what the time rate of change is at a cusp? Infinity, that’s what! A-and right across the point, it’s minus infinity! How’s that for sudden change, eh? Infinite miles per hour changing to the same speed in reverse, all the gnat’s-ass or red cunt hair of the delta-t across the point. That’s getting hit by lightning, folks." (Gravity's Rainbow, 664)we actually have a friend from England who's father died due to being struck by lightening, so I guess it does happen sometimes. what a way to go, geez. what are the chances?