Category Storms

New Year’s Eve 2018

The big night was finally here!  We knew we couldn’t be in Sydney for New Year’s Eve without witnessing the legendary fireworks over Sydney Harbour. Fortunately the Royal Botanic Garden offered its lawns for those of us who didn’t want to spend a fortune at one of the local restaurants.  For the price of a […]


The great thing about DC snowstorms is that they generate ENORMOUS hype and anxiety, and only very rarely live up to it — which means I get to enjoy all the drama of a weather emergency without the inconvenience of the real thing. For example, today:  DC is supposed to get socked by the last big […]

Winding down the storm

As predicted, the storm is now on its way out.  The strong winds are gone; rain continues, though significantly lighter than before.  Public transit is scheduled to resume sometime this afternoon.  Thankfully, my area seems to have come through relatively unscathed — I never lost power (though we had frequent flickers), nor did any of my friends that […]

Goodnight, storm

It’s late.  I should go to bed.  But I hate the idea of going to bed and having the storm be mostly gone by the time I wake up!  If the earlier stages of the storm were like Christmas Eve (plus the apocalypse), this part of the storm is like the night of Christmas Day […]


Okay, folks, it’s getting fun now! Around 5:30pm I decided to take a walk around the neighborhood to get a feel for the storm.  It’ll still be an hour or so before Sandy actually makes landfall (probably just north of here, in the DE/NJ region), but the wind has really picked up and I wanted to see […]

Frankenstorm update

First, some background:  Midnight 4:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Noon Now this local weather report: The non-Elijah fish waiting out the storm Elevator notice from the Management(with helpful proofreading marks from my fellow tenants)

Waiting for the storm

I’m getting conflicting messages.  At 7:00pm, I received the following notice from WMATA: Two hours later, this one came in from the firm:  Because I’m a lawyer, only the highlighted part applies to me; the rest is all for non-lawyer staff.  For a firm that prides itself on its attention to detail, this […]