I received an email from one of our favorite Duquesne buddies, Barry Long around 1 a.m. this morning. That was about 7 p.m. Saturday evening in Honolulu, where Barry lives at this time of year. Unbeknownst to Barry at the time he sent the email, Canada’s British Columbia had suffered a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, and as a result, a tsunami warning would be issued for Hawaii. Fortunately, the impact and tsunami warning were downgraded, and as of the time of this post, the danger has subsided. For more information on the tsunami, click here.
Here on the other side of the nation, Ocean City, MD and the entire Northeast United States is bracing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. I purposely drove over to the Boardwalk along the ocean and was suprised at the fact although the wind was VERY strong, around 30-35 mph, there wasn’t any rainfall yet. The waves were really crashing, but there was an eerie calm along the Boardwalk.
I found it somewhat ironic that both Barry and I were both dipping our toes (so to speak) into Mother Nature’s stormy waters today at opposite ends of the nation. Certainly, Duquesne’s roots go deep!
With all of that said, Barry’s email contained a link to a YouTube video that I’m sure you’ll enjoy as a Duquesner and a Pittsburger (I’m claiming dual citizanship)! I began watching it early this morning and inspite of the ominous weather threats, I had a huge smile on my face and tears in my eye as I dabbed them with my “terrible towel.”
Thank you Barry, for this bit of sunshine on what is forcasted to be a very rainy day! We’re all so relieved that you’re safe from your threat!
YUNZ BE SAFE MY FRIENDS! Now, relax while you can, and enjoy the video: