Monday, August 30, 2004

Various updates

(Duplicated at my other blog.)

The typhoon seems to veering north a little, which bodes well for us. Maybe. On TV what they've shown us of Kyushu and Shikoku is a mess. Four people dead, two missing, flooding, wind damage, and so on. The warnings are still in force for our area, but it seems that the rain is going to be more of a problem than the wind. Still, if it gets much worse the shutters are going up. This is a slow moving typhoon, although it has gained some speed since making landfall. The bad news is that there is another typhoon forming, and it looks like it's on a nearly identical path to this one. So we could be going through all this again quite soon.

There was a message from the WCPLA in the letterbox, saying that our neighbour has been located. She is in a hospital in Nishinomiya, and the WCPLA will be visiting and doing what she can. I'm impressed at her fast detective work.

Coming back from the supermarket I spotted two very naughty t-shirts. One said "For Unlimited Carnal Knowledge". The words were listed in a row going down, with the first letter of each word larger and in a different colour. The other one said, "It's hard to be good all the time, and vice versa." Both t-shirts were worn by middle-aged women. The perfect English and wordplay makes me wonder where they bought them. Is this evidence of some t-shirt salesperson having a joke at their expense when they travelled abroad somewhere? If so, tsk tsk. That was mean.

Last night we had a beautiful sunset, but as the sky darkened it went an ominous dark bruise-purple.

5.30 pm.

Tick... tick... tick...


tinyhands said...

The t-shirts sound like a copy of the 1991 Van Halen album entitled "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge".

Badaunt said...

They probably were! I sometimes wonder if the more grammatical accurate ones come from songs.

Both of them? The two women weren't together. (And I'm not familiar with the album.)