Have you seen the weather app Dark Sky? I’ve used a bunch of different weather apps, but that one’s becoming my favorite, for no other reason than it’s more visually appealing than the others (e.g. Wunderground, AccuWeather, the National Weather Service, The Weather Channel, and a couple of others I’ve used). You can even contribute to their forecast via the mPing app, a crowdsourcing app where you can tell the NWS what the weather’s like near you. Of course, I also have WTForecast, which doesn’t mince words about how the weather is. For example, right now it’s sunny, some high cirrus clouds, and 64° (18° C), i.e. a gorgeous day outside. I go into WTForecast and it tells me “f— this lame-a– weather!” You can configure it to not cuss, but of course I haven’t. FEMA also has an application which is good for severe weather warnings, like we had with Michael last month.
Yes, I wish I had become a meteorologist like I wanted to when I was in single digits.
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning at 2 AM, so make sure you stay up until then and set your clocks back one hour. Or you can do what we do and set them back an hour before we go to bed. This way it won’t be dark when you get up in the morning (at least not yet), although it will get dark earlier. The price we all pay for not living in the tropical zones. In Hawai’i and Puerto Rico, the sun comes up at 7 every morning and goes down at 7 every night. I know, boring, right? But it does remind me of a song: from 1974, Elton John with “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.”
I also wanted to be a disc jockey when I was younger, but I have a friend who used to be one, and he said it really sucked, so I’m glad I abandoned that career path.
I don’t drink anymore, but when I did I liked dark beer, especially Guinness Extra Stout. When I couldn’t get that (or couldn’t afford it) about any dark beer would do, like Michelob Dark.
Those Michelob Dark commercials with Martin Mull came out in 1988, as did Robert Cray’s album Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark and its title track. I wonder if Young Bob was inspired by the commercials? Here’s the title track from the album.
Join us for another ramble next week!