Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Let's join hands and pray

...for a typhoon! Yeehaw! This is my third typhoon season in Taiwan, and I've never seen a typhoon. Tropical storms, yes. Even got a day off two summers ago in anticipation of a typhoon that failed to materialize. I want to see a typhoon, damn it -- from the comfort of my sturdy concrete box of a home, of course.

But what's that on the horizon? Why, it's Typhoon Mindulle! It's headed this way -- check out the satellite image (it's cool to click on "Loop 12 hours"). You can read about it in the local paper, too. (This story also covers record high temperatures in June and a run on "flavored shaved ice" in the city of Hsinchu.)

Now, I just want enough of a typhoon to get a day off and see some spectacular weather; I don't want it to be destructive, and I don't want anyone to get hurt. All right? Plus, a typhoon will blow away the stinky polluted air and freshen things up around here, however temporarily.

So, are you with me? Remember: a spectacular, non-destructive typhoon. Thanks! I'll keep you posted.

p.s. I swear I checked for corrections to Polka Purl Dots when I started it a week or so ago, and I swear that this was not on the website then! A different cast on, for pete's sake! (Oh, well. Too late.)

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