Our power came back on around 10 pm last night so we were without power for about 2 hours. There was hype all day long about the “storm of the century.” While some areas were hard hit, Atlantic City and New York, this storm, in my opinion, was a paper tiger. Am I mixing metaphors? I watched FOX for a few minutes and the clips they showed were some flahing dangling from a roof and a few shingles on another roof flapping in the wind. Then, some new guy made a big deal about one tree that was uprooted. Let’s compare this Frankenstorm to Katrina. In short there is none. It makes me wonder abbout our media and the hype they seem to be engaged in. Last night we watched a few miinutes of Conan and he had a clip honoring the news casters who risk their lives to bring us the news – a tongue in cheek piece. We saw a news caster bundled up in the middle of a flooded street warning people of the danger. Then, behind him, three youths in bathing suits enetered the frame waving their arms, splashing each other and basically goofing on the so-called extreme weather. In other words here was the reporter trying to sound grave and overwhelmed with the storms severity, but his credibility went south as the youths clearly showed a differect scenario. In Closing todays short post: We dodged a bullet as we got some wind and a little rain but no real damage and no road closures. Others weren’t so fortunate and flooding did occur. However, in my opinion, this was NOT the storm of the century, and Frankenstorm was more like Winnie the Pooh in comparison to Katrina. More later…. L.A.