Dallas/Fort Worth (and the surrounding sticks...where I live) were hit with a freak dust storm over the weekend. Saturday dawned sunny and lovely only to turn all to shit mid-day. Below are pics I stole from Crazy.Spoiled.Blitch of the weirdness. You'll notice, the first picture looks nice and healthy.
Then there's the second pic.
As I said very eloquently on Blitch's blog, "Wasn't that the weirdest fucking thing you've ever seen? I expected aliens or Jesus at any moment." Really. All of a sudden everything was mud-colored. My first thought was actually "tornado" but usually the sky is green before those come down.
Odd. Very odd.
We had 40-60mph winds for the majority of the day, and most of this dust can be lovingly attributed to west Texas. Thank you, El Paso. Thank you.
Listening: The din of my own panic.
Gripe of the day: I submitted a paper proposal to THE big conference in Children's Literature. Last week when Thesis Director got her acceptance I began looking for an acceptance or rejection. I received neither. Turns out the shitbirds didn't receive my proposal AT ALL. But I'm more inclined to think that someone a) deleted it by accident b) didn't look over their SPAM folder.