Here at the Jersey Shore, peeps are keeping a close eye on Irene. We, in southern Ocean County, appear to be pretty much in the bullseye. I understand that on Long Beach Island (a few miles from here) there will be mandatory evacuations tomorrow. Iâ€™ll be moving all potential flying stuff from the yard into the garage and then making a major liquor store run in anticipation of drinking by candlelight on Sunday.
It promises to be an interesting weekend.
I figure it must be me. Moved to the Jersey Shore where traditionally there hasn’t been much snow, and last winter I was up to my ass in the stuff. Then comes the farookinâ€™ house-shaking earthquake and now, a few days later, a no-bullshit hurricane. WTF?
We’ve been advised to expect to lose power and cable.
Iâ€™m buying an extra bottle or two of bourbon.