Sunday, November 9, 2008

Monday Forecast/Bee Picnic/Frank Caliendo

Paloma is dieing over Cuba. The top has been lopped off by strong upper level winds. There is still a low level circulation. The National Hurricane Center has stopped issuing advisories. Forecast models indicate what is left will shift westward, but no intensification is suggested.

Deep trough begins digging into the nation's midsection on Monday. This means rain and snow in the higher elevations of the Rockies. Highs in the northern states will be in the 30s, 40s and 50s. Some rain and thunderstorms are possible from San Antonio to Oklahoma City.

In Houston, a few showers are possible on Monday. Look for the most active weather Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be more humid but still mild. Front moves through Wednesday afternoon or evening. Looks like the end of the week and the coming weekend will be very pleasant.

The word is sting (as in a bee sting)--picadura, pronounced pee-kah-DOO-rah. The poor girl cried because the picadura hurt so much.

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At yesterday's picnic, there was an amazingly large number of bees flying around once we had opened drinks and food. They were easy to shoo away except for one poor little girl. One landed on her hand and when she touched it, it stung her right in the palm. I immediately pulled the stinger out with my fingernails. Fortunately, I had a first aid kit and some anesthesizing spray. It did seem to help...but I felt so sorry for the little girl. She was so brave! I'm glad she wasn't allergic.

Gordy and I love the comedian, Frank Caliendo. We got to see him a couple years ago when he came to Houston. After the show, I told him he does a good job, and he said "I'm trying". Now, he has a show on Tuesday night at 10 pm on TBS called Frank TV. It is a riot. Today, we finally got to watch what we recorded this last week. Frank did impressions of George W. Bush (excellent), John McCain and Tom Brokaw. He also has a team of actors who do impressions as well. There is one guy who does a pretty good Obama. Check out the link to the TBS site for him: They have clips and even entire episodes. Enjoy!

The poll has closed for evaluating Michelle Obama's dress from election night. 1/3 liked it while 2/3rds of respondents did not. Now, after watching the intensity of Obama's action following election night, I have posted a new poll. You can participate by clicking your response at the right.

Happy Monday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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