Harvey And The Gulls

Four days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, I went to Rockport Beach to visit my Laughing Gull friends. When traveling towards the area where they’d usually hang out, I noticed something out of the ordinary. All of the birds that I was expecting to see were simply not there. There was a few other sea birds and waterfowl present, but the Laughing Gulls were no where to be found. Because of my initial scattered emotions, my gut took over to make some sense of it all. It was at that moment that I knew Hurricane Harvey was coming right for us. When my other half arrived home that evening, I was quick to tell her of my experience at the beach.

D: Honey?

S: Yes my sweet.

D: I saw something today that told me that we will be evacuating for sure.

S: Why? Did you see an update on the news today?

D: Nothing really new on the news. However, when I went to the beach today, all of the birds were gone.

S: What do you mean all of the birds were gone?

D: Well, they were just like… gone. There were a few here and there, but that’s it.

S: Wow. That’s totally weird.

D: They must have left in a hurry because they were all there just two days ago.

S: Uh oh. That can’t be good.

D: Actually, it is good. It’s nature letting us know that Harvey is heading right for us. 

S: But the forecasters don’t know which way it’s going to go yet. Do you really think it’ll hit us?

D: After what I witnessed today, I can say without a doubt that Harvey will be making landfall very close to us. Mark my words sweetheart.

S: Well, even if it is just a tropical storm, we’re not going to stay anyway. Right?

D: Right. I have a really bad feeling about all of this. I think it’d be better to get out of here sooner than later.

The gulls were absolutely right, just as I knew they were…

Harvey up’d itself to a Category 4 right before landfall

If you pay attention, nature will let you know when impending danger is near or approaching.

We left Rockport on August 24th around 2:30 PM. Getting out of there was somewhat of a nightmare. We wanted to leave earlier, but her employer required her to work right up to the day before Harvey would make landfall. The majority of the other local businesses were already closed and boarded up by the 23rd. Silkes’ manager kept insisting that everything was going to be fine and it was just going to be a lot of wind and rain. Nature told me otherwise 😉

My Niece Rhyann – STEM

Good day to all 🌞👍

Meet my niece Rhyann…

I’ll tell you what… She’s as smart as a whip and I’m so proud of her 😀

Rhyann has been selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathway to STEM. She has been recognized as a student that demonstrates exceptional maturity, scholastic merit, and leadership potential. This program is designed to give future leaders like Rhyann an unprecedented opportunity to discover her personal strengths and to begin to acquire the leadership and life skills needed for academic and career success. Please help her out and donate to the children of our future!

My sister set up a Gofundme page to raise the money required for Ryhann to attend this program. Any help (donation) would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and interest.

Direct Link : https://www.gofundme.com/rhyanns-pathway-to-stem

Have a great day 😉

Everybody Knows

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows that the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight is fixed
The poor stay poor and the rich get rich
That’s how it goes

Artist: Johnette Napolitano – Concrete Blonde


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Hold The Bull Snort

If the middle label is true to advertising (lol), I think I’ll pass on that one 😉

Then there’s the Texas Tongue Torch or how about some Texas Heat.  I would imagine that there is nothing mild about any of these sauces.  Maybe the Texas Champagne is a little bit more for a refined palate ¯\_()_/¯