Storm pounds Port Orford

Storm pounds Port Orford

There are 16 comments on the The World story from Dec 6, 2007, titled Storm pounds Port Orford. In it, The World reports that:

“We had 12 calls from 2 until midnight and two more after that.”

As the weather system that brought high winds and waves passes inland, coastal emergency crews, businesses and residents are only now beginning to respond to the disasters left behind. via The World

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Since: Nov 07

North Bend, OR

#1 Dec 7, 2007
locally, the beach is covered with tiny bits of plastic of all colors

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#2 Dec 8, 2007
At least your pollution is pretty.

Since: Nov 07

North Bend, OR

#3 Dec 9, 2007
opistoglyph wrote:
At least your pollution is pretty.
see this one?:
http://www.topix.com/news/weird/2007/10/man-s...
i left you a ravena post too.

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#4 Dec 10, 2007
Sleeveheart wrote:
<quoted text>see this one?:
http://www.topix.com/news/weird/2007/10/man-s...
i left you a ravena post too.
That was awhile ago! Good one. I actually haven't checked Ravena in awhile- I put PO as my address above so I could check your weather!

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#5 Dec 15, 2007
opistoglyph wrote:
<quoted text>That was awhile ago! Good one. I actually haven't checked Ravena in awhile- I put PO as my address above so I could check your weather!
Marilyn went back through the archives and found an oldie or two from before she joined. Pre-troll days. I look back and realize- I may just be insane!

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#6 Dec 15, 2007
You guys have been lucky weatherwise. We've had 3 ice storms, 9" of snow, and have a storm rolling in tonight that, depening on whom you listen to, will leave us with 3-18" of snow, with sleet and freezing rain on top. I see part of this storm is sliding down the coast to Virginia, hope Jennifer's vacay isn't ruined.

Since: Nov 07

North Bend, OR

#7 Dec 15, 2007
if you're crazy, it's the good crazy. heh heh.

the ice storms are the worst. once, driving slowly along I40 going east after a bad one in NC, i saw a dead puppy on the side of the road. it wasn't squished or anything, but was covered with, i guess, 2 inches of solid clear ice all over. it was beautiful, really. one of those kodak moments. sad, but beautiful at the same time.

the weather here isn't bad after you take away the wind. my offbeat pages show ravena. it looks like 'real winter' weather there.

that whole thing with jenn is that i felt she was an underdog and didn't get a fair treatment. i never saw her attack anyone. i probably shouldn't bother with it. this is my first foray into a public forum, so i'm bringing my naivety along.(pffffft?)

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#8 Dec 15, 2007
Sleeveheart wrote:
if you're crazy, it's the good crazy. heh heh.
the ice storms are the worst. once, driving slowly along I40 going east after a bad one in NC, i saw a dead puppy on the side of the road. it wasn't squished or anything, but was covered with, i guess, 2 inches of solid clear ice all over. it was beautiful, really. one of those kodak moments. sad, but beautiful at the same time.
the weather here isn't bad after you take away the wind. my offbeat pages show ravena. it looks like 'real winter' weather there.
that whole thing with jenn is that i felt she was an underdog and didn't get a fair treatment. i never saw her attack anyone. i probably shouldn't bother with it. this is my first foray into a public forum, so i'm bringing my naivety along.(pffffft?)
Now that I've seen the multiple addresses using her name, I wonder if there wasn't a misunderstanding. God I love some of those people, but they're so hormonal and jump to convulsions so easily. I'm naive also, but I don't give a fark. I have a secure computer for my work, and this one I use here, and for fun. Everyone's got my email now, so if they want to start doodoo, I'll just shut it down and go back to my pitiful life.
<sigh> I've had a roadkill journal for 50 years, logging data since I was eight. It is with much embarassment that I can describe the thrill of finding a new species, or a somehow attractive one. Of course, Mexican Hillbilly has started me off in a new hobby in that direction. I carry six empty beer bottles and a plastic bag filled with butts for the appropriate corpses...Since I emailed that story to over four hundred people with my sense of humor, I'm sure it will be a national news item sometime. Half the people I sent it to are in the various media. Oh hey, I know about the banana slugs, but do guys have sewellel/ aplondontia/ mountain beaver there? That's an interesting creature. I've only had one pair, couldn't get them to breed (though they're a rodent, so it shouldn't have been a problem).
Oh, I40 and 17 through the carolinas-gas shortage, beef shortage,remember that?- people there were taking their dogs, dropping them at the side of the road and shooting them for the vultures to eat rather than feed them. For a half year there were dead dogs everywhere. Today, these people'd be strung up.

Since: Nov 07

North Bend, OR

#9 Dec 15, 2007
re: jen, with the 'real one' i've seen Greenville and Spartanburg consistantly. they are in very close proximity. i'd say she's genuine. at one point she went to northeast tennessee. i cybermet her on a sandcastle thread originally. one or two word responses.~timid maybe? not nasty tho. yeah, after reading some of those folks, i'd cross the street to avoid em. shields up! lol

MH is really funny. i loved that bit with the roadkill. that is so funny. you might start a groundswell movement.

i've read that there is a mountain beaver here but have not seen one yet:
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Bo... +(Mountain+Beaver)

we're at the northern end of the banana belt on the south coast. winters aren't too cold and summers aren't too hot. the blows are about the worst thing so far. there's one coming tommorrow, but it isn't supposed to last long. here's a real blow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day_Sto...

wow, a roadkill journal... you're amazing!

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#10 Dec 15, 2007
Sleeveheart wrote:
re: jen, with the 'real one' i've seen Greenville and Spartanburg consistantly. they are in very close proximity. i'd say she's genuine. at one point she went to northeast tennessee. i cybermet her on a sandcastle thread originally. one or two word responses.~timid maybe? not nasty tho. yeah, after reading some of those folks, i'd cross the street to avoid em. shields up! lol
MH is really funny. i loved that bit with the roadkill. that is so funny. you might start a groundswell movement.
i've read that there is a mountain beaver here but have not seen one yet:
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Bo... +(Mountain+Beaver)
we're at the northern end of the banana belt on the south coast. winters aren't too cold and summers aren't too hot. the blows are about the worst thing so far. there's one coming tommorrow, but it isn't supposed to last long. here's a real blow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day_Sto...
wow, a roadkill journal... you're amazing!
The roadkill journal was the first and only lucid and productive thought I've ever had- I have boxes and boxes of the journals. If we'd had computers back then, this data would be useful- I certainly have learned reams of info from studying various aspects of it. Like when you see a dead female mammal in spring, you will usually find a dead male with 100 yds everytime it rains for 2-3 months after. Most of the dead birds you see are that year's males.I can sex wooly bear caterpillers (not dead) and a couple other species from the direction they cross the road in fall(a side-investigation related to watching the road carefully, and capturing and rearing thousands of labelled specimens over the years), have been able to fairly accurately predict boom and bust years populationwise in a number of species from all these roadkill. The advent of coyotes in recent years has screwed me up- no mo' roadkill. Most recently, I noted on the NYS Thruway, from Coxsackie to NY, two or three crows hanging out with woodchucks (marmots, groundhogs), sometimes squabbling with them. Risking life, limb,and ticketing, I'll pull over and watch. It seems after decades of eating woodchuck roadkill, the crows are now starting to produce their own- they boss them out onto the highway to get hit by traffic and get a fresh, warm meal!!!That trend is probably spreading all over. Crows are SMART! Recently, we've had a lot of mink, otter and fisher, three weasels that I hardly ever saw alive in the wild, now are so populous they get hit by cars. There couldn't be enough time in one life to answer all the questions I have...One night in an ancient forest in Ulster Co. I saw a roadkill screech owl that appeared to be still fluttering a bit. I pull over, run back, it was coyote poop covered with big sphinx moths sucking the juices out of it! They were so busy I could pick them up, they'd flutter off my hand back to their delicacy.When I got home, I had sixteen of the moths stuck in my grill and my car was overheating. Man, I love this stuff. And while they tell us the world is going to hell in a handbasket, I just see more and more things in greater numbers, and more things I've never sen before. Good thing I have the mind of a child, I'm easily entertained and thrilled.

Since: Nov 07

North Bend, OR

#11 Dec 18, 2007
speaking of large rats...there is a large rat like mammal seen over in Eugene called a 'nutria'. you've heard of them?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coypu

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#12 Dec 18, 2007
used to raise a few for shows, then NY banned possession of them. They can be quite a pest. I replaced them with capybara and pacarana. Thanks again for the thread, I'm having fun.

Since: Nov 07

North Bend, OR

#13 Dec 18, 2007
you really needed that thread. your stories are not just well written, but amazing. you should maybe publish these?

if you haven't, could you write (or copy) the story about the snake biting the cigarette pack? that's a gooden.

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#14 Dec 20, 2007
Sleeveheart wrote:
you really needed that thread. your stories are not just well written, but amazing. you should maybe publish these?
if you haven't, could you write (or copy) the story about the snake biting the cigarette pack? that's a gooden.
Done. BTW- Marilyn created a little surprise for you here.People on offbeat won't know.

Since: Nov 07

North Bend, OR

#15 Dec 20, 2007
opistoglyph wrote:
<quoted text>Done. BTW- Marilyn created a little surprise for you here.People on offbeat won't know.
i reckon i better hide my thread history huh?
i'm enjoying your stories immensely, o!

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#16 Dec 21, 2007
Sleeveheart wrote:
<quoted text>
i reckon i better hide my thread history huh?
i'm enjoying your stories immensely, o!
thank you, I enjoy having a place to post them.

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