When You Lose Something Special

So I have been busy these past cou­ple of days. I don’t even think I got out that much dur­ing the week­end, oth­er than to play soft­ball on Sat­ur­day noon. Besides that, it was pret­ty much spend­ing day­light in my room and being deviant with some projects both for work and for free­lance. Any­ways, I just want to share some­thing with you all… I lost some­thing spe­cial to me. Some­thing that has kept me dry at times, as well as kept me safe when I have to walk late at night—my umbrel­la, Tim­ba.

Timbaaa… Nooo…

I got her dur­ing Tim­ber­land’s 40%-off Friend & Fam­i­ly Sale this past year. She was great. She did her job well. It was just unfor­tu­nate to have lost her due to strong 18mph winds blow­ing south-south­west ear­ly tonight.

Any­ways, I just had to do an “obit­u­ary” per­say and share it with the great peo­ple over at Tim­ber­land. Here’s my solemn note:

RE: Mini Vent­ed Arc Umbrel­la

To whom it may con­cern,

This umbrel­la fea­tures a clas­sic, vent­ed arc design that can hold its own (and hold its shape) even in strong winds.”

I real­ly love the com­pact­ness and built, but the winds tonight over at SF test­ed its build,

Pho­to of the umbrel­la

SF’s weath­er fore­cast

I got the umbrel­la through your Fall Friends and Fam­i­ly sale. I was won­der­ing when you guys are gonna have anoth­er one so I can get a hold of a new one. This sucks. Please help. I look for­ward to your reply.

Sher­win “My vent­ed-arc-designed umbrel­la broke”

The Block is Hot!


What is up with the cur­rent weath­er? I went to LA this past week­end and OMG, it was just yucky sum­mer weath­er. I mean, I’ve been there for the past cou­ple of years… but it nev­er sucked that bad. Yah, it was like 90s but it was more humid than usu­al.

Its prob­a­bly because of Hur­ri­cane Kat­ri­na. She’s behind all this weath­er pat­tern that were hav­ing late­ly. I mean come on, you got a fore­cast of high 70s in down­town SF with no freakin’ nice breeze what­so­ev­er. Then, the tem­per­a­ture reach­ing the high 80s past noon—that’s just crazy.

I know what you Cal­i­for­ni­ans are say­ing, “it might be earth­quake weath­er.” Yah, I hear you too, it might be. It was like that in the past, and usu­al­ly around this time. Blah. Knock on wood… hope­ful­ly its not but just a case of Kat­ri­na.

Just need­ed to get that out. Freakin’ weath­er is suckin’ espe­cial­ly here in down­town where its usu­al­ly nice and cool. Peo­ple usu­al­ly wear a light sweater or jack­et. But today, I think I saw more peo­ple wear­ing their office clothes than their reg­u­lar leather and den­im jack­ets.

Seems that its always the female storms that caus­es the most prob­lems. I guess its like PMS. When they feel shit­ty, you just got­ta stay away from them. Any­ways, I just hope that those in her path are okay, espe­cial­ly those in Louisiana.