Mmm, Trop(ical storm Isaac)

Trying to figure out a pun-related title for this blog post was hard.  If you pick up on the terrible 90s pop music reference, congratulations: you’re as ridiculous as I am. So a few days ago there began to be whisperings of a tropical storm hanging out in the gulf, gulfing it up, doing whatever tropical storms do (killing 10 people in Haiti, evidently).  Being from a country where the most extreme weather we tend to get involves fire and burning, this was a curious concept to me.  In Perth, people panic when the rain is heavy enough to cause your socks to become wet through your shoes.  In New Orleans, we call these sock-wetting occurrences ‘Tuesday morning’ (see: sink hole outside my apartment, needing to be piggy backed over the grass by my...


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