Nashville, Cookeville, and the case for Weather Radios

As the day changed to Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, a single super cell traveling nearly the length of Tennessee dropped a series of tornados from Benton Co., through the heart of Nashville, and ultimately laying waste to entire neighborhoods in Cookeville and Putnam Co.

At the time of this post, there have been 25 fatalities caused by this storm, making this the second deadliest tornado event in Tennessee since record keeping began in 1950. With any catastrophic loss of life, homes, and business, survivors are left with a lot of questions.

I would like to address the most absurd of these questions that a few extremely unintelligent persons asks: “Why weren’t they warned?”

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Lessons Learned with DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves

More often than not, home improvement shows on HGTV and the DIY network give a false sense of ease that “small” home projects are a one-afternoon wonder. On these shows, they’ll spend about 26 seconds assembling the final product, while completely neglecting the screw ups, the sixth trip to the hardware store, the meticulous planning, and the quiet sob you suppress when everything feels hopeless and you’re contemplating burning your house down for the insurance money.

Yes, I understand that’s what television always does. It doesn’t make it any less frustrating.

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Nashville’s Finest Drivers: A Drunk Driver

In the year 2020, it amazes me that Drunk Drivers still exist when cabs and shared ride services exist almost for the very purpose of getting you home safely. Yet this idiot still chooses to drive.

I tried contacting police, but I couldn’t make out the plate when I was driving in the rain, and Siri is useless. I hope someone recognizes this colossal idiot and either turns him in, or shames him into getting help.

College Football Pick’em – Championship Week

As personally frustrating and painful the Iron Bowl was to this Alabama fan, the images of the lady getting stuck in the hedges have provided me endless hours of chuckles through the tears.

Alas, here we are. It’s Championship Week, a week where every conference has something on the line except the ACC.

The ACC is dog shit.

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College Football Pick’em – Week 14

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. The regular season (sans Army-Navy) ends this week. RIP 2019 College Football Regular Season. You were far too young.

It’s Rivalry week, so while technically anything can happen (and if often does), we’ve had 13 weeks to get to know these teams. Last week I went 9-1 in my picks; I’m going 10-0 this week!

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