Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Why Hurricane Season is Like Christmas

10. Decorating the house (boarding up windows).

9. Dragging out boxes that haven't been used since last season (camping gear, flashlights).

8. Last minute shopping in crowded stores.

7. Regular TV shows pre-empted for "specials".

6. Family coming to stay with you.

5. Family and friends from out-of-state calling.

4. Buying food you don't normally buy ... and in large quantities.

3. Days off from work.

2. Candles.

1. And the number one reason Hurricane Season is like Christmas... At some point you know you're going to have a tree in your house!

Love Story

Owen, the baby hippo that survived the 2004 Tsunami, and Mzee, the 130-year-old adoptive tortoise live together at the Haller Park preserve in Mombasa, Kenya.

Sugar the 2-legged miracle dog