Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Storm!

We had a pretty big storm up here in New England this past weekend. There were wind warning, coastal and areal flood warning, severe weather warnings and the like. We didn't have electricity for 3 days, so my sister and I spent some time driving around and seeing what was going on in the area. There were tons of trees down, knocking out power lines and hanging precariously over roadways. Many were blocked. The most surprising was the flooding though. We crossed one river in the area and saw the following:







We also saw some flooded roads, like this one:





And being horribly bored and without power, my sister and I entertained ourselves at the local outlets (which somehow had electricity before the homes, of course!)

Frumpy Dress of Doom:



Everyone needs a pair of camoflage, fleece-lined crocs, right? RIGHT?



We went back two days later (still without electricity) and saw that at least this families house was no longer under water:


You'll notice that their barbecue was actually on a deck!

15 comments:

vivek said...

man this storm looks BIG....
and i thought there are floods only in India, BTW i like Jen's new hair style
:)

White Woman Alert! White Woman Alert! said...

Um, have you seen this comment on Taz's (of Sepia Mutiny fame) twitter?

http://twitter.com/TazzyStar/status/9944706492

Now, if the woman happened to be Black, do you think she would've typed "Black Woman! Black Woman!????

Or had the woman been dressed in Islamic niqab or hijab, would she have made mention of it?

LinZi said...

Hmm, I dunno, that IS pretty weird.

White Woman Alert said...

Perhaps she was a member of some Hindu cult, regardless...

"Black Woman! Black Woman!"

I rest my case.

LinZi said...

umm, ok? what's your point exactly?

WWA said...

My point is that these hypocritical left-wing liberal Desis feel free to be racist.

That's the point.

LinZi said...

WWA, I wouldn't necessarily jump on the racist call-out so quick... I mean, it would be very unusual for a white woman to be wearing full sari in a random coffee shop in the U.S. I would probably think the same thing. I don't really know Taz, so I don't really know if she is racist, or if she just thought it was weird and out of the ordinary...

WWA Hindu, not Abrahamic said...

What to speak of the Muslim bias appearant in it. I'm sure Taz has seen women here in the United States in niqab or hijab. Did she tweet about that???

LinZi said...

Well I think Islam as a religion has a more diverse looking following than Hinduism... most Hindus are South Asians... Muslims are from more diverse backgrounds, so it wouldn't be as unusual to see a white woman wearing Hijab as it would a white woman wearing a sari.

Like, I said, I don't really know Taz, so I wouldn't know... I wouldn't be able comfortable accusing her of racism based on that one comment.

WWA Not of Desert Tribal Religion Variety said...

I'm comfortable accusing her of it because I've read several racist statements by her on SM.

But to be fair, she's only racist to the people it's considered OK and PC to be racist against.

GloamingDesigns said...

i know that this risks breaking up the lighthearted banter here but, did you ever considered how valuable those crocs could be in a flooding situation as hand floatation devises before mocking them?. I'm just sayin'...

A said...

I guess the strom is over. How are things now?

A said...

Hey, no update for a long time. Is everything OK?

LinZi said...

Thanks A, actually I am finishing my semester of classes so I am very busy with final exams and papers... hopefully will be done soon!

Varun Shekhar said...

There was a comment about how Hinduism is basically confined to South Asia and South Asians, and hence you don't see the variety of race or ethnicity among Hindus that you would for Moslems( or Christians).

Very true- couldn't be truer. Actually, it is both Hinduism's good quality, as well as its 'weakness', that this is not the case i.e greater racial diversity.
Hindus, unlike Moslems or Christians, essentially kept to themselves and minded their own business for thousands of years. They did not have a policy of conversion or conquest. Their lack of pushiness and aggressiveness, so marked traditionally in Moslems and Christians, has cost them in terms of global numbers and global reach. But it is perhaps the philosophy of seeing unity and finding the underlying unity in religion, that will prevail in the long run.