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  •  sound pleasant (4+ / 0-)
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    bastrop, jayden, Oh Mary Oh, RunawayRose

    thanks for the info, bastrop.

    well I did say "maybe not" in the post.

    •  The weather reporters (2+ / 0-)
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      in the 2nd video, seemed very surprised

      by the "rivers of ice" too.

      Which is when I decided to write this post.

      •  I dunno (7+ / 0-)

        Houston news is pretty lowest-common-denominator. Maybe they are from somewhere else. The news market is known as a place for reporters to cut their teeth, maybe they are green horns. I can't get the link to work, so I'm not sure who they are. Regardless, a Houston news reporter breathlessly discussing extreme weather is about what I would expect. I mean, it doesn't happen every day but I can't imagine any Houstonian getting worked up about it. It's a novelty as much as anything else.

        I've seen funnel clouds drop right out of the sky into backyards then go right back up. I've seen softball hail. I've seen rain so heavy you could not see past the overhang above your door. I've seen the entire Montrose area impassable due to flooding (several times). It's just that none of these things are one-offs. They happen.

        The place was utterly dark—the oubliette, as I suppose, of their accursed convent.

        by bastrop on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:44:24 PM PDT

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    •  I mean, it was a hell of a night (6+ / 0-)

      We had a lot of fun. But we weren't the only one doing it. None of this stopped it from being Saturday night, and Saturday night is Houston is alive and kicking. There is a reason Houston is consistently rated at the top of American cities for livability, nightlife, food, culture and diversity. The place never stops and is just plain awesome. I encourage every one to check it out. Just spend your time inside the loop. Outside the loop culture is...Pre-Dallas?

      The place was utterly dark—the oubliette, as I suppose, of their accursed convent.

      by bastrop on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:37:00 PM PDT

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