or rather what’s left of now Tropical Storm Frances has been blowing through Atlanta over the last few days.
After Bill’s slaying partner went to bed on Monday night we decided to venture down to the bar for karaoke and to see Jim, mainly to see Jim. We’ve not been to the StarBar or seen him in ages and an outing was definitely overdue.
The weather outside was very windy and a little wet but not really as dramatic as you’d expect the remains of a Hurricane to be. The storm we had when my parents were here was far worse, or even the one we were out in last weekend on the way to the Home Depot where it was raining so heavily that a lot of the street furniture looked like they had decided to go for a walk. On that occasion huge orange barrel traffic cones were comically drifting down the road, amazingly managing to stay upright as they meandered through the streams of water and negotiated impatient traffic.
Looking out of the window on Monday you could tell it was very windy because the trees were shaking so violently, but if I stepped outside I’d wonder where the breeze went.
Anyway, we made it to the bar for a couple of drinks and had a nice evening. I met a very friendly girl in the ladies loo and helped her as she was struggling with some sort of bandage/dressing. Bill said afterwards he’d spotted her in the bar earlier and thought there’d be trouble as her attire was very Kay friendly! I was very bouncy as I’d actually managed to talk to someone and she seemed interesting. Just my luck it turned out she was a refugee escaping the hurricane from where it touched land in Florida.
We turned into pumpkins at midnight and had to head off home ready for work in the morning but we spoke to Rotknee yesterday and apparently Little Five Points got hit by a power cut just after we left. At this point the Star Bar got crazy busy as all the neighbourhood bars had to close, but as the StarBar is in an old bank, they had auxiliary power which kicked in with a bang. Nice.
Back home our power went out in the middle of Monday night sometime and we’ve yet to get it back. Thankfully on the other side of town BrightHouse is un-effected so during the day we’re hooked up.
Last night we ended up taking a drive around to see how much of the neighbourhood is without power (quite a bit) and visited the book store until closing time.
We ended the night snuggled up in bed with Ed after Bill had a brain wave and remembered that my laptop has a DVD drive. YAY! We watched Paycheck by candlelight. The film is a treatment of a Philip K Dick short story and we both really enjoyed it. However, although Ben Affleck does a great job of being an ordinary guy, I still felt that he jarred as a character and at times broke the suspension of disbelief for me.
I hope that by the time we get home this evening electrickery is restored.