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Mother Nature is coming to get YOU!

I've been really anxious about various stuff for the past year or so (getting laid off in a dot com bomb, having to really interview for the first time, September 11th, starting a new job, etc.) causing Christine to label me a thudding goat (you know, those goats that faint when they hear a loud noise). We watch a lot of Food TV and The Discovery Channel at my house and it seems that lately The Discovery Channel is obsessed with shows that I have decided go under the genre "Mother Nature hates you and is coming to get you!" This fall we watched a program on mega tsunami followed by one on super massive black holes (the announcer had to say that phrase every chance he could) followed by super volcanoes. These programs make it sound like whatever they are talking about (black holes feeding, tsunami taking out the eastern seaboard, whatever) is going to happen tomorrow. They are currently running a series called Blue Planet - Seas of Life. The first commercial I saw was for creatures of the deep that people never see, the animals that live on the bottom of the oceans and are always so interesting looking. I thought, "Cool! Exotic fish!" and set the Tivo to tape it. It came on the other night while I was on the computer so my boyfriend watched it without me. We're getting ready for bed and he says to me, "You may not want to watch Blue Planet." I'm confused since I thought the show was supposed to be about sea life. Wrong! The first one on the Tivo (which I watched last night) is about how landslides can cause a mega mega tsunami. The show went on to say how there's an island in the Canary Island chain near South Africa where, basically, half the island is going to fall into the ocean, weighing approximately 500 million tons. This should cause a tsunami big enough to take out anything within twelve miles of the eastern coast including New York and Miami. They continue on saying how no one can predict when this will happen, but they're guessing within the next century. I probably don't really have to worry about this, but these shows always make me feel like I need to put my head between my knees and lie down for a while.

.: Posted January 30, 2002 02:36 PM in Fish Tales, ";print substr($entry_cats, 0, -2); ?> :.



I like the fact that you say you are going to set your Tivo to 'tape' it. LOL. That's exactly what I would have said.

.: Todd said on January 30, 2002 04:10 PM :: link it :.

lol. I just can't figure out what is the proper verb - tivod, tivoed, tivo'd, etc. I am at a loss so, therefore, my Tivo tapes! ;)

.: Kymberlie R. McGuire said on January 30, 2002 04:33 PM :: link it :.

My Tivo "records" things, and when I set it up, I have "tivo'd" it. Meanwhile, I must state for the record that you *are* a thudding goat. THUD! And you're right, we had a stressful year last year! Thank goodness for new jobs though, eh? Who loves you, baby!

.: Christine said on January 30, 2002 06:07 PM :: link it :.

reminds me of the little toy we used to get as party favors where you press a button and the otherwise upright little pony/bambi/goat collapses on its little plastic pedestal (only recently have i begun to find this a little disturbing, tho now i wonder if it was thudding-goat-inspired...

i liked the tsunami thing- natural disasters are strangely comforting-- probably b/c i work in the financial district. also, a minor obsession with the hilarious tony bourdain (tivo it! tuesday nights)

.: tera said on February 1, 2002 04:19 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at January 30, 2002 02:36 PM to see this post.

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