I don't even know where to begin. I have thought up a bunch of witty beginnings for the post today, but any wittiness will only obscure my main point. I simply must get straight to it: God hates Goulash.
I have secretly been entertaining this thought for a couple of years now, but it was blazingly confirmed this weekend at the Austin City Limits Festival. Last week, I posted a whole bunch about how there was a hurricane headed towards Austin and the effects this would have on the festival. Not only did the hurricane miss this part of Texas completely, it caused some sort of vortex of hell out in Zilker Park yesterday. What's a vortex of hell, you wonder? Try a temperature of 108F, along with a giant dust storm.
This was bad for two reasons. First, I had to stand outside all day in the 108 degree heat in the middle of a giant damn dust storm. I have asthma and I'm a sweater; I don't really think I have to dissect that situation. Second, and more importantly, my posts from last week about hurricane preparations will make absolutely no sense a few years from now. Decades hence, let's say some scholars want to crosscheck the weather mentions on Goulash with established meteorological records. When they get to last week's posts, my credibility will be totally shot with that group. Who will write my legacy then? Just forget about any giant bronze Cody Powell heads adorning the halls of your favorite space ship library. Let us hope they read in reverse chronological order, and accept my apologies in advance (or reverse... I'm confusing myself).
In conclusion, Texas is an awful place to live sometimes. What is it with this 108 in September business? Why the head-fake with the hurricane scare? And most importantly, why did all of that have to happen when I'd paid $60 to be outside that day? Alas, these things happen. With the sunburn and the mud-balls I'm coughing up every half hour, I have souveneirs far earthier than I ever could've purchased. For that, I thank ACL. For everything else, it's on thin ice with me.delight.Posted by Cody at September 26, 2005 6:47 PM