||[Jul. 21st, 2006|08:07 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Very intense lightning during the storm in Brooklyn today. Every few seconds, the whole sky would light up like we were on a movie set, and then, almost instantly afterward, KA-POW! The lightning strikes were that close, and the thunder was loud enough to set off car alarms. Big lightning also makes me exclaim "Whoa!" like I'm Keanu Reeves watching Lawrence Fishburne jump from one skyscraper to the next. And every once in a while it wasn't the whole sky lighting up, it was a clearly visible bolt crackling brightly down from the sky. And then, KA-POW! "Whoa!"|
It was raining like crazy, too. There was a flood along Smith Street three minutes after the storm started. I called rosefox to tell her about it, since she loves the rain, but I only got her voicemail. I'm sure I left a message that sounded something like, "Blah blah blah... (ka-pow)...Whoa!"
The whole summer has pretty much been like this, one storm after another, but this one was the most intense so far. It blew out the cable in my neighborhood, which meant I had no internet access when I got back from work, since I'm on a cable modem. That all seems to be taken care of now.