Western Washington Winter Windstorm ’06

After 466 straight days of Tonight on the Tube posts the streak comes to an end. I live up here in the Great Northwest where we just had one of the worst windstorms the area has seen since Inauguration Day, 1993. Seattle is the Emerald City in the Evergreen State because of all the greenery and trees. Many of these trees fell and took out the power lines in the local area and all the way out to the transmission lines that bring power to the Seattle Metro Area. This left over a million people in the area without power.

The storm arrived in the area the night of Thursday, December 14th as I was watching the Seattle Seahawks blow the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qwest Field on the NFL Network. We lost cable service for a bit but it came back on just in time to watch the 49ers score three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. This was also just in time for my Beyond TV DVR setup to record The Office Christmas episode. I haven’t been able to watch it yet but I look forward to doing so.

The local FOX station had bought the rights to show the Seahawks game in the local market. This threw off their showing of The O.C. here. It was going to be on after the 10 O’clock News. My computer was set to record it as well but the power went out before the show came on and has yet to come back on. So sadly, I was unable to celebrate Christmakkuh in The O.C., as it looked like it was going to be good.

The storm knocked out power in such a wide area that it wasn’t until today that I was able to get Internet access across town at a friend’s house, which is where I sit as I type this. It is warm and cozy and the highspeed Internet access is being sucked up as fast as I can use it. I also got to watch the Saturday Night Football game on the NFL Network.

Regular nightly picks for what is worth watching each night on TV will return as soon as I get power and regular Internet access again. Hopefully this should be soon.

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