Saturday, March 17, 2012

I wish I had a weather machine...and not just cos I'm evil

Wish me luck, guys! 

It's Saturday afternoon. I'm working tonight, I have Sunday off, and on Monday...maybe...a friend and I are driving up to Cairns to meet another mate for for a girls' road trip. Robyn at work said, "Do you mean a moll patrol?" Haters gonna hate. I'm not buying her a present. 

So, everything was going to plan. Until this: 

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I live on the right towards the top. That's a cyclone over on the very left but I don't care about that. What I care about is the tropical low in the Gulf of Carpentaria (probably a cyclone in a few days) converging with the active monsoon trough and  dumping what meteorologists call a "shitload" of rain. Because once that happens, invariably this happens: 

Source: Townsville Bulletin
That's the national highway, BTW. So instead of heading up to Cairns to spend some quality time with friends and a few bottles of wine, I think I'll probably end up stuck at home watching the rain and wishing I had one of these: 

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But hey, at least it's good weather for writers, right? 

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What are your plans for the week? And what are your chances of keeping them? 

19 comments:

  1. Give me an overcast day where the temperature isn't freezing, but chill enough to make you appreciate your coat, add to that a subtle hint of fog, tone down the ambient light to that of a November's day just around Guy Fawkes night (traditional UK celebration of Guy Fawkes failing to blow up Parliament, so the country gets to build bonfires and let off a plethora of fireworks at night - love the smell of gunpowder and wood smoke at night), and yes, you have my dream setting for day dreaming and writing.

    :)

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    1. Mark, that sounds lovely! I love overcast days as well, but not when it means flooding and I want to be somewhere.

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  2. It's 38c in Mumbai today ^^;

    I'm kinda not making plans outside of work until I'm home from India, but I know I'll get some writing done :)

    Stay safe in the weather!

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    1. Enjoy Mumbai! I'm sure you'll get heaps of writing done when you get home -- you'll be all inspired and raring to go!

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  3. Hey! I tagged you in a meme on my blog!

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  4. They say it's because Mercury is in retrograde. I have no idea what that means except that it turns communication and travel plans into crappy weekends. I read about that on Yahoo yesterday, the source of all my news and information. :)

    Happy writing. And just cuz it's raining doesn't mean you have to give up the wine. Just looking at the bright side...of the cyclone.

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    1. Damn Mercury and it's inherent retrogradedness! And at least you get your information off Yahoo. I get mine off the Muppet Wiki where I found the picture of Grover.

      And I won't give up writing because of the rain. I'll just write something with rain in it!

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  5. That's a bummer. Talk about bad timing. Never mind the writing, sometimes you just need to get away and do something different. I hope the shitloads of rain hold off long enough for you to get away as planned.

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    1. Thanks, Botanist! Last I heard the tropical low will be a cyclone by the morning, so I doubt the trip is on. Also, I've moved through anger and denial and bargaining to acceptance, so at least I've grown as a person. :)

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  6. But Grover made it rain indoors. And then your possums would get wet. :P

    But really, I hope you get somewhere you enjoy, whether it's into bad weather or a book or a bottle of wine.

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    1. It's just lucky I enjoy staying in bed in my pyjamas with my laptop, because I think that's how it's going to work out.

      On the plus side, if it does turn into a cyclone and bounces back and hits us, I'm on leave this week and don't have to be at work. This time I'll blog from home!

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  8. I would say fingers crossed, but it sounds like it's going to take more than that! So it's probably already tomorrow for you now. I hope you at least get that day in bed with the laptop :-)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah, but it turns out the road trip was a no go. Never mind! There's always next time, right?

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  9. Oh do I feel your pain. I've been driving through some of the worst weather this week just to get to work. The kicker? I chose to keep driving through it this weekend to visit home to get my degree that just came in the mail. Amazing how that much water makes you really love fire and feather down blankets.

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    1. One thing I'll say for tropical rain - at least it isn't cold!

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  10. Jen,

    Just to add to your misery, I've nominated you for a 'Versatile Blogger Award' - you will find the details on my site ;)

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