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August Cometh

August is here. For us Texans (or, maybe just for us yankees-turned-Texans), that means one more month of Summer has passed and we're just a little bit closer to Autumn. Last year, Fall started in November down here, or so it seemed.

Other notable facts about August:
  1. It's National Psoriasis Awareness month.
  2. My birthday falls on the fourth of the month. I'll be thirty-one. The numbers three and one add up to four. Coincidence? I think not.
  3. In August 2005, the average high temperature at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was 97.1 degrees Fahrenheit. The maximum temperature reached was 102 on August 27th and 31st.
  4. It's Admit You're Happy Month, which might lead one to question when Admit You're Not Happy Month occurs. According to my brief and cursory research, it doesn't.
  5. August was originally named Sextillis, but was renamed by Augustus Caesar in the year 8 B.C. It was the sixth month of the Roman calendar, which started in March.
I am indebted to Wikipedia and NOAA for providing many of the facts listed.

Comments

  1. So, does this mean that you and NOAA have patched things up?

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  2. Nope. They're still on my shit list. I have, however, found that they're useful for telling us what has happened :-)

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  3. So tell me... do you think NOAA has any indirect subtlty to Noah, as in Noah's Arc?

    Hmm... Just thought I'd plant a seed and watch it grow!

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  4. That's a good point. It wouldn't surprise me if there is a link :-) Noah had advance notice of a flood from a higher authority, so it seems plausible that the name "NOAA" was inspired by that. I bet it's out there somewhere.

    Interestingly, these days, the government seems to have a God complex, yet they can't predict the weather accurately.

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