The storms that have hit the Chicago area in the last few weeks have been brutal. Coupling the storm-induced power outages with a massive heat wave over most of the country, it’s been downright dangerous here for a lot of people. I don’t claim to be one of them. Here are some quick stats:
– 852,000 without power after last Monday’s storm, ComEd’s largest outage ever
– 7 dead blamed on heat
– 2 Rockford house fires yesterday alone from lightning strikes
– The electrical storm that is just winding down right now outside my window produced 4,100 cloud to ground lightning strikes within a 250 mile radius of Chicago in 10 minutes alone, per Tom Skilling
Oh! And Jen Lancaster, author of 6 books and a rampant narcissist according to her Wikipedia page, had to throw out her mayonnaise.
She followed that with a comment to all of her followers about writing a sad poem for losing the respect of “some random blogger”. Eh, it really doesn’t matter if I’m a nobody or if I’m a blogger or if I’m random to you, Jen. You also lost the respect of a book-buyer, formerly one of yours.
The entire exchange is still up on Twitter, if you’d like to read the whole thing.