6/21/2008

Strange Days Indeed

I spent about 4 minutes of last Monday wondering if the roof of the house was going to cave in on me. It was quite frightening considering how loud it was, much louder than it sounds on the video. Of course, watching the news about all the devastating flooding in the U.S. and weather issues elsewhere quickly put things into perspective for me.

Have a look:

Hail to the er, hail!

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33 comments:

FranIAm said...

What balls!

Is Honeypot ok? I worry you know.

(seriously looks like scary shite!)

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

So, did you gather the hailstones & make cocktails or something? I've always thought drinks chilled with hail would be extra cool (literally and figuratively).

Writeprocrastinator said...

That was no hail storm, that was Honeypot getting her freak on, accompanied by a snow machine.

Suze's Sass said...

Wow - that was kind of awesome.

Bluez said...

You could have golfed with those balls!

SkylersDad said...

Did you get any damage? Looks like pretty big stones!

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

4 minutes, ay? And all I've ever heard aobut the Midwest flooding is that gas and food prices are going up. Do you have anything to do with that as well??

X. Dell said...

That's some serious hail.

That wasn't your porch, was it?

Did you see the comment ("That's so fake")? Are there people who've never seen hailstorms?

Dale said...

She's fine and by fine I mean still alive Fran, she's tough enough for all of us.

I wish I'd thought of that BSUWG, I could have made some sort of dirty margarita.

Somebody really flipped her switch then I guess WP.

It was, wasn't it Suze? And you weren't there for me. What gives?

It looked like the table might not survive some of the hits because they were huge Bluez.

All was well afterward Skyler's Dad although it seemed like the roof might cave in on me for a few minutes there. The noise was incredible.

I accept the blame for just about anything Cap'n Ergo so fire away.

That was the deck in my backyard X. Dell. The commenter was none other than one Tanya Espanya, angry no doubt that I didn't attend her offspring's birthday party.

John Mutford said...

The video bored my daughter, and she requested to see the Muppet Show Mana-mana song, instead.

I, on the other hand, appreciated it. It looked like popcorn. And when the camera focused in on the screen towards the end, the suspense was killing me. Did you live?

Chris said...

Nice neighborhood! Tradeja!

Chancelucky said...

Wow, I'd heard you were hail and well met, but I never quite imagined how true this was.
How did you have the presence of mind to turn on the video camera or do you always have it on to spy on unnamed neighbors or something?

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Someone was on your roof throwing ping pong balls.

Writeprocrastinator said...

"Somebody really flipped her switch then I guess WP."

But you know who she was thinking about...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Are you glad you don't live in a metal trailer? You have a lovely backyard - very non-trailer-like.

Flannery Alden said...

I love your weather related stuff. No one has quite the relationship you do with mother nature.

Tanya Espanya said...

Ahahah, X-Dell, gotcha!

the princess said...

holy cow! i am so in my own little world that I missed that one on the news. ouch! glad your roof didn' cave in!

Dale said...

I made it to see another hailstorm John, just a few days later. It's been so wacky. Your daughter's right to want to focus on the Muppets at a time like this.

You're welcome to stop by and help with hail removal and neighbour removal anytime Chris.

I don't think I have any unnamed neigbours Chancelucky. There's Honeypot, The Walendas, The King (of Country Music) and the Garden Party Lady. The camera was in the kitchen and I just thought 'wow, nobody's going to believe this' so I grabbed it.

Squirrels and bumblebees I think Melody! They're always suspect.

You know WP, I play 'Let's Get It On' on a loop around here but nothing ever happens.

The metal enclosure is quite high up Barbara to give me the illusion of freedom.

She taunts me like everyone else Flannery. It's her world, I just get beaten down in it.

You city folk Tanya, you don't know from hail.

Everything's A-OK now Princess. I hope never to make the news, unless it's good news.

Writeprocrastinator said...

"You know WP, I play 'Let's Get It On' on a loop around here but nothing ever happens."

I don't know, Dale. With the bee costume and you calling her "Honeypot" and all...

Jewgirl said...

That is some really butch hail, POTD.

VE said...

If people that live in houses worry about cave in, what do people that live in caves worry about? Satellite reception?

pistols at dawn said...

Well, I'm never moving north.

BeckEye said...

Dale, I have nothing to add. So, I'd just like to say hello. Is this allowed? Am I breaking the rules of the blogosphere?

Jill said...

Are you still living in a paper house, Dale?

Pezda's Ghost said...

Last night we had a severe thunderstorm with a tornado warning roll through. Apparently the tornado warning was over at 12:30, but the siren downtown (Columbus) malfunctioned and kept blaring all night long. All night long (all night)

Everyone you meet (all night)
They're jamming in the street (all night)
All night long! (All night)
Yeah, I said, (All night)
Everyone you meet (All night)
They're jamming in the street (All night)
All night long! (All night)
Feel good! Feel good! (All night)

Sorry as soon as I typed 'all night long' Lionel Richie started dancing in my head.

Johnny Yen said...

I don't know what was more impressive-- the storm or the fact that the glass table didn't break!

Consider yourself lucky-- I remember from a meteorology unit I had in high school that hammerhead clouds, the type that throw the hailstones in front of themselves, frequently have tornadoes underneath them. Glad your okay!

I had the same thought as BSUWG-- did you gather some hailstones for a post-storm cocktail?

Gifted Typist said...

I know someone in here has already said this but I haven't read through the comments:

Hail Dale

Bluez said...

I'd just like to say






TIME FOR ANOTHER POST!

I keep checkin and nuttin

Dale said...

I've stopped short of waving my stinger around, maybe that's my problem WP.

It was rough and tough and mean and stuff Katie!

I plan on moving to a cave if I can't get rid of my neighbours VE so I'll keep you posted.

Phew, it worked. Hi Pistols.

You broke it Beckeye, how will I ever forgive you?

Yes Jill but I'm moving to a popsicle stick house as soon as I save enough of them.

I think to complete the arrangement, you should change your name to Lionel Richie's Ghost, Pezda. Lucky for me I've got my Richie blocking software installed in my brain.

There were some funnel clouds spotted in the area Johnny Yen and then another couple of hailstorms not far away from here. I was worried about the table too. While I'm frequently drunk, I didn't even think about chilling with the stones.

Hail you and your gifted typing GT!

You're sweet to be so hopeful Bluez.

Jill said...

Do you want me to send you money for it? Or send you the material for it?

Gifted Typist said...

Should've said Passion of the Hail

Dale said...

Send me everything you've got Jill.

Passion of the Hail works too Fran!