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Fri, May. 12th, 2006, 04:59 pm

You know, this morning as I went into work I felt a little foolish for having my coat on me. It was a little cumbersome to try and carry the coat, read a newspaper, smoke a cigarette and drink a coffee all at the same time, never mind trying to change the track on my MP3 player. I even got a couple of smirks from women in clothing that bespoke of a lack of forethought regarding irish weather.

But it looks like I get the last laugh, as the dark dark stormclouds gather. MUA HAHAHAHA.

For those of you who didn't get the stupid email a month ago, there was one doing the rounds regarding "tit friday" - the day when the weather has been nice in the morning often enough that the flouncy summer dresses get pulled out from the back of the cupboard and the city is filled with women in flouncy summer skirts. The flipside to tit friday is that inevitably the weather goes to hell, gets cold and potentially quite wet before the end of the day resulting in those women wearing not-so-flouncy and suddenly far more... revealing of lumps and bumps dresses.

The email was pretty lame and sort of creepy but... well... accurate from the look of it... which I guess makes it more creepy and lame by virtue of someone obviously having taken care to observe this over several years.

Edit: Actually, this one looks like its shaping up to be bad. Theres fork lightning and no wind whatsoever and a sky somewhat like the War of the Worlds. Not to mention that the storm is still several miles away from my location and the power is flickering already. This is going to be awesome.

Fri, May. 12th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)

Hee! I can assure you that while I am indeed wearing a (not particularly flouncy but summery nonetheless) dress, I also had the foresight to throw on a jacket. No lumps and bumps for me!

Btw...I must've seemed terribly rude in not replying to your very generous offer of Lost DVDs the other day, but I just got a load of old comment notifications that ranged from 3 weeks to 3 days old! Sorry! I am indeed not Dublin based, I'm in sunny (ha!) Dundalk. But I'm sure I'll cope with being a bit behind on things, especially if it's only a few episodes. Thanks very much for the offer, though...much appreciated!

Fri, May. 12th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)

I've noticed a lot more fear-of-storms here than I did in Ireland, and I guess I'd be with you on thinking they're cool, especially when there's lightning and exciting stuff like that. Then I found out that the last big storm I was ooohing and aaahing at here, about a month ago, killed 28 people in neighbouring Tennessee. Awesome.

Fri, May. 12th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)

We saw the storm out the window. Dublin briefly disappeared and there was some pretty awesome fork lightening, which looked pretty far off. But we didn't get any funky torrential downpours here :(.

Fri, May. 12th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)

Well, Dunboyne has been bestowed with the full range of blackness, torrents of rainy stuff and jaggedy fork lightening, the most noticeable result of which seems to be that our local phone exchange seems to have packed up. I was thinking it was maybe the PBX but when I pick up an outside line I get no dial tone but can hear other people's conversations (there's nobody else in the building so it's not coming from our system).

For some amazing reason the broadband hasn't gone down which really is somewhat surprising for eircom