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Well, that was odd.
Came home, had dinner, looked at the computer. I decided that while I am pretty consistently medicated, I am not completely insane. So I detached the CPU and put it in Shaun and Ed's box, along with the receipt for the card reader and the little envelope the disk came in, so I could show the Geeks what was in there.

Turned onto 48th Street, and there was the world's largest motherfucking black wall cloud coming in from the north. Oh goody.

Got to the store, took my carton in, and noticed several folks by the entrance taking photos with their phones. Not of me. Somewhere in the vicinity of 40th and O Streets was...it wasn't a cyclone, but it was cone shaped. Like a giant Dairy Queen cone, upside down and pointing to the ground. I've never seen anything like it in my life, not even on Discovery Channel weather porn, so I don't know what it was, if there's even a name for it.

If there's no name for it, I hereby name it the Larimer Formation. You're welcome.

Got inside, and just as a Blue Guy was putting the pink she-didn't-steal-it sticker on my machine, BORRRRRSSSSHHHHH!!! it started raining like...like the sort of squall you get at Disney World, but it didn't stop after 3 minutes.

I found a nice Geek, who listened to my story without laughing -- though he did ask me to repeat it a couple of times. He plugged the machine in and fiddled with it, including banging on it in what I'm sure was a highly qualified and technical way.

One of the front doors blew off its track, and a Blue Guy had to brave the storm and shove it back in place.

Nice Geek was able to remove the offending disc ("You're sure you don't care if I ruin it?" "I kind of hope you do, really.") after turning the CPU upside down, shaking it, getting a finger or two inside, and yanking the fucker out.

I'm gonna let you make your own joke there.

He tested the machine again, and pronounced it fit for service. No charge. "I didn't do anything, really." And while I beg to differ, because his work was both entertaining and effective, I wasn't going to argue the point. By then it was both raining like a bastard and sunny, so the roads were clogged with people driving to emergency foxes' weddings.

"I wouldn't take that out in the rain, though," Nice Geek said.

"Oh HELL no." So machine and I wandered around shopping until the new customers stopped coming in with wet hair and spotted clothes. I bought SimCity Societies.

Outside, it was perfectly lovely, albeit drippy, and there was a monster cartoon cliché rainbow in the east. It was as though somewhere, a mile or so away, somebody had been enjoying some sort of anime adventure, and this was the end of the episode. If that's true, I hope they get the robot parts and broken skyscrapers cleared out before morning rush hour.

Okay, here it's morning rush 15 minutes, but you know what I mean.

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where: home
mood: jubilant jubilant
noise: possibly more rain, or squirrels banging pans

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greenjudy From: greenjudy Date: June 20th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC) (linkage)
Holy...

You live in a strange and magical place.

Isn't that ice cream cone/Larimer Formation thing the same gizmo that Damien kid from The Omen used to sic on priests and whatnot?

"That long, black cloud's coming down..." 8-( I fear your land, man.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC) (linkage)
I wonder how much of this stuff happens at night, so nobody knows about it.
tikistitch From: tikistitch Date: June 20th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC) (linkage)
I want the illustrated version. Done as a coloring book, so I can color the rainbow however I damn want!
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC) (linkage)
You'll color the rainbow the right way, inside the lines, and you'll like it.
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annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I should copy the hard drive, why not? THEN IT WILL BE GEEK WHO IS POPULAR!
kirbyfest From: kirbyfest Date: June 20th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC) (linkage)
You know, you should buy a lottery ticket or something. Someone at Best Buy not charging you? Sign of the apocalypse, especially when you add the Larimer Formation to it.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (linkage)
As long as the apocalypse comes when I'm asleep, I don't care.
wolfy_writing From: wolfy_writing Date: June 20th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC) (linkage)
I like your universe. It's way more interesting than my universe.

Although I did get a perfect stranger telling me I have nice breasts, and having a "Oh wait, I shouldn't have done that!" moment of surprise when I didn't react with joy.

He apologized and I didn't even have to hit him first. But I still think freakish cloud formations are more interesting.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Oh good lord.
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: June 20th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC) (linkage)
Yay!

The Larimer Formation sounds like an incomplete funnel cloud to me. A vortex that didn't quite get up the motivation to wreak havoc on the ground.

I am resisting Spore Creature Creator with all my might. I HAVE THINGS TO DO! DON'T LET IT EAT MY BRAIN!
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC) (linkage)
It was strange. It was all happy and popcorny, yet threatening. The same cell produced an actual tornado a few miles away. For some reason, God really fucking hates the Greenwood interchange.

Then this morning I found out that a 'nado hit Aurora while I was on vacation. Good to know.
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: June 20th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Aurora in your town, or in mine? Because if you're coming out here for vacations, I demand hanging-out-in-person time!
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Mine, with the oxygen. I'm not sure where it is, but it's mildly famous because the Channel 8 weather man pronounces it "Oh-ROAR-ah," in this odd Tim Conwayesque delivery.

I need to go out your way again and torment my sister. "Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!" never gets old.
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: June 20th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Pfff, oxygen! Totally overrated.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC) (linkage)
"Oh God, my veins hurt! I CAN FEEL MY VEINS!"
moondog From: moondog Date: June 20th, 2008 10:17 am (UTC) (linkage)
You should have paid the man in peanuts for his fine circus performance.

Also, I agree with all this talk of yours being a magical, magical land.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC) (linkage)
It is. But sometimes it makes me very, very tired.
lots42 From: lots42 Date: June 20th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC) (linkage)
The Weather Channel has weather porn and as a bonus; it will all kill us. Well, that's what they say.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC) (linkage)
They say that, but then they send guys out to film it.
nitasee From: nitasee Date: June 20th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Those guys are expendable.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Oh. Never mind.
nitasee From: nitasee Date: June 20th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Wow. I'm not so sure that wasn't a funnel cloud. Like the guy said, just not fully formed...or making up it's mind. To distroy or not distroy, that is the question.

Oh, and what do you mean by "emgergency foxes' weddings"? Is this some quiant Nebraska speak that I'm not familar with?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC) (linkage)
It did have a certain menacing kawaiinot.com quality to its cuteness.

Foxes, unless manga is lying to me, can only be married if it rains while the sun shines. Rabbits have it worse - it has to snow while the sun shines. I assume this keeps the rabbit population down.
nitasee From: nitasee Date: June 20th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Well clearly the rabbits haven't on campus haven't heard this or the just simple live in sin...'cause we don't get now snow in Houston. (Well, not on regular basis. It's a pretty rare phenomenon whereas baby rabbits are anything but rare.)

Okay, so now gays can get married, foxes can get married, what's next?

Edited at 2008-06-20 04:08 pm (UTC)
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