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Mexican Independence Day

Día de la Independencia
Estados Unidos Mexicanos

Mexico

¡Viva México!

Some background on 16 de Septiembre and El Grito de Dolores.

[It is also Mustang Bobby’s birthday.]

September 16, 2011   1 Comment

Holy Pasta Week

Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Day of His Noodly Appendage

The holiest of holidays for Pastafarians, is of course the birthday of His Most Holy Prophet, Marco Polo (b. Sept 15, 1254), who brought the word of his Noodly Appendage back from the East. As Talk Like A Pirate Day falls on September 19th, this five-day period constitutes Holy Pasta Week, during which spaghetti is consumed liberally. With a nice Chianti until the last day when it’s grog for all.

[My apologies to Pastafarians for being late with this, but the new computer is not cooperating.]

September 16, 2011   13 Comments

Post-Tropical Storm Maria – Day 11

Post-Tropical Storm MariaPosition: 48.5N 51.5W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [035°] near 58 mph [93 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 310 Miles [500 km].
Minimum central pressure: 982 mb ↓.

Currently about 145 miles [ 235 km] North-Northeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

Maria passed over the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and has transitioned into a post-tropical storm. It will be merging with a cold front.

All Watches and Warnings have been cancelled and this is the final advisory from the NHC.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 16, 2011   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Storm Maria – Day 11

Friday Cat Blogging

Practice Makes Perfect

Friday Cat Blogging

All I need is a black mask…

[Editor: Lucrezia is thinking of trick-or-treating as a raccoon this year.]

Friday Ark

September 16, 2011   7 Comments