Tuesday, May 11, 2004

How I Feel Today

There was a hot desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On a night like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of a carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen.
- Raymond Chandler's opening paragraph in his short story "Red Wind."

Temperatures in the upper 80F's/20C's with winds gusting between 40-44 mph. The National Weather Service has issued the following advisories:
Tornado Watch
High Wind Warning
Wind Advisory
Hazardous Weather Outlook

Two days of this now. My husband's neck is begining to look very interesting.

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