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Archive for May 20th, 2005

It is about to storm something fierce.  Thunderstorms make me happy.  Especially now that I have a new rain coat.

Summer storms are one of the most awesome things about the South.  Of course there are awesome storms elsewhere, like at the Lodge, but Georgia holds it’s own when it comes to natural disasters. 

Summer storms at the lodge happened around 4 pm every afternoon in July. What used to kill me is that people would get married at 4 pm. Public Service Announcement – find out what the weather patterns are in the place where you want to exchange vows BEFORE the day of the wedding.

The Thunder and the Rain are already here!!!!!!

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The locals of Bolotnikovo, Russia are a little upset.  The villagers awoke this morning to discover that the lake on which the village is located disappeared overnight, leaving a giant mud hole. The fishermen of the area are obviously concerned. The village is located in the Nizhegorodskaya region, on the Volga river east of Moscow.

Officials say that the lake might have been sucked into an underground cave system and that a human could not have survived if caught in the catastrophe. When the lake disappeared it took surrounding trees underground with it.

But not everyone in the village buys this underground cave theory.

"I am thinking, well, America has finally got to us," said  one old woman, as she sat on the ground outside her house.   

From Reuters – via gmail news. 

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