Come On Irene!

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The latest track (as of 12:53 p.m 8/26/11). We’re the red dot…
Okay, I know the song is actually “Come on Eileen,” but I just couldn’t resist! Irene is making her way to our shores…the rain just started a few minutes ago. Winds are predicted to reach 50+ mph this evening, then increase to 90+ mph tomorrow around noon. We’ll get plenty of rain, but I’m hoping the flooding won’t be too bad and that the power holds.
Just to take my mind off the seriousness of the situation, I came up with a Hurricane Irene Playlist:


  1. “Under Pressure” – David Bowie & Queen
  2. “Before the Storm” – Queensryche
  3. “Panic Switch” – Silversun Pickups
  4. “Only Happy When it Rains” – Garbage
  5. “Ocean Breathes Salty” – Modest Mouse
  6. “Please Don’t Go” – Double You
  7. “Invisible Sun” – The Police
  8. “Ghost Town” – Shiny Toy Guns
  9. “Hurricane” – Panic! At the Disco
  10. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” – Scorpions
  11. “Wave of Mutilation” – Pixies
  12. “Flood” – Jars of Clay
  13. “Float On” – Modest Mouse
  14. “Destroy Everything You Touch” – Ladytron
  15. “Weather With You” – Crowded House
  16. “The Iron Sea” – Keane
  17. “Daylight” – The Judybats
  18. “Beautiful Day” – U2
  19. “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina & The Waves

Like it? I think it’s a pretty good mix. I just might have to put this together on iTunes as a way to remember this weekend.

Charles came home at lunch and says traffic is already miserable heading out of town. Grocery store parking lots are full and the line at the little ice stores that dot Highway 70 toward the beaches have long lines of folks waiting to fill coolers. Everyone seems to be waiting until the last minute to prepare. Thankfully, we did most of our preparations Wednesday night into Thursday, so we’re ready to ride her out.

My big worry is the beautiful beaches that we’ve come to love. The weathermen here are saying that extensive beach damage/erosion will occur along Emerald Isle Beach/Atlantic Beach/Salter Path/etc. and that it make take quite a while to get things back to normal. I also worry about all the wild horses out on Shackleford Banks, but I’ve been told they’ve made it through similar storms just fine.

Wish us luck! We’ll keep you posted…

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