The Ark Music Festival

By: RobDaHood , 2:26 PM GMT on July 17, 2012

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Welcome to the 4th annual "The Ark Music Festival"

This is something that we've done every year for the past 4 years. Find your favorite tunes and post a YouTube, talk about your favorite bands or songs, post an inspirational lyric, or just hang out, listen to the tunes and chat.

It's always good clean fun.

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998. RobDaHood
1:34 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
998

Time to start another one.
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997. RTLSNK
12:52 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Morning, just had a little storm come by for about
10 minutes, headed for Atlanta now, thats it so far
for us up here. That big rain band is still off the
east coast, don't think it will come around from the
looks of it now.

Remind me to make "mild chili" next time! :)

Saw your note on burn remedies, will try that next time.
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996. RobDaHood
11:05 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
Good Morning Skye!

Got up about 4:30, checked the radar and Sat real quick, got the 5am NHC report, typed a quick note here, and went back to bed. Didn't work though. Shoulda hung around a few more minutes.

Glad you got some rain, but not too much. Was awful watching that band sit there like that knowing how prone to flooding a lot of south Florida is. Hope they catch a break for a day or two.


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995. Skyepony (Mod)
9:10 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
Morning Rob...

Nice to see things didn't get too wet. Only ended up with ~2 inches here.




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994. RobDaHood
9:00 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
Capsaicin, the burning component of chili peppers, is not water soluble. Whole milk helps, sour cream works and soft cheeses do too.

Water, tea, and most other beverages only spread it around.

As for the other effects, well, you're just going to have to sweat it out.

Any leftovers might be used as an effective paint stripper.
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993. RTLSNK
3:18 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
Yes, I know I am usually horizontal by this time,
but I used a new chili powder in my chili tonight,
and I am still trying to put out the fire. :)

As near as I can figure, I burned my mouth, my tongue, my throat, my esophagus,
and my stomach is making odd bubbling and gurgling noises.

I tried most of the first aid tricks on Web MD like
a tablespoon of sugar that you let sit in your
mouth for awhile, pepto bismol, ice cubes, iced tea,
and ice cream. Perhaps I shouldn't have tried all
of them.

SugarBear has advised me that the noise my stomach
is making reminds her of the VW Bug she owned back
in the 60's. Gee, thats comforting. :)

I understand The Ark is handling the water ok down
there but you are having other problems.

Might I suggest that certain bird cages be made out
of material other than wood. Just a thought. :)

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992. waterskiman
3:16 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
Hey heads up you lot I am prolly going to get banned.

I said that I am over hearing about katrina since Al and MS got the brunt of the storm and if LA didn't build a city in the ditch it wouldn't of got flooded

so truth hurts, bloody hell,

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991. waterskiman
1:55 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
Well wind has chilled, a decent night sleep might be in order. and that is all I have to say about that :)
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990. RobDaHood
1:11 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
Quoting goofyrider:
... Lots of laughs, love fun and that was what we were shooting for.

And that last bit is what count's my friend!
Enjoy!

Hood Out!
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989. goofyrider
11:54 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
So the Princess and the big bro have retired to the land o'seas. The last week has been tough. Knowing some months will elapse till we meet again. Funny walking the kids at night due to a variety of things is not the same as grand kids. Moms and Dads come to the rescue. When they got back home big bro announced he wanted to fly back across the pond to be with Gran GraPa. Honerable son 1 notes that the Princess turner into a h___ ion. Think she missed the snOres.. ( My roomie) I normally cook for 3-5, depending on the kids in residence. When the gran kids come we usually see 10-14, every night. Well the photos came back today, and the absence was reinforced. So many unknowns. Lots of laughs, love fun and that was what we were shooting for.

For a play on words:
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988. RobDaHood
10:51 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
For any of my Florida friends, or others who might think they wasted time with preps.

Preps are never in vain.

Gas prices already spiking in anticipation. Angie has a full tank and there is about 30 extra gallons in cans in the barn to help until prices stabilize.

Also, the bottled water will eventually be used, as will the charcoal and propane. Tying your boat up good never hurt anything, and preparing this time only helps you think of things you need to do the next time.

Hopefully, next time is not anytime soon!

Life is a learning experience.
Hopefully all the drills will help you get it right when it really counts.

People do not "rise to the occasion", they fall to their level of training.
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987. RobDaHood
10:45 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Foxxy,
Yeah, lucky indeed. This is the first one this year that had me a bit worried. You could still get some nastiness so keep your guard up.

Goofy,
Thanks for the WU!
Those SAT images are comical at times.

Okay guys, only got a couple hours sleep this AM.
While things are calm, gonna get a little rest.
Promises to be a long week!
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986. Beachfoxx
10:11 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Glad all is well.... I think we might have gotten lucky - again!
Quoting RobDaHood:
Hey Foxxy!

We are fine here, no wind issues yesterday and yeah, lots of rain but have good drainage so not an issue. Well, until the newly hatched mosquitoes start showing up.

Thanks for checking on us. You take care, this is one jumbo sized storm!
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985. RobDaHood
7:39 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Hey Foxxy!

We are fine here, no wind issues yesterday and yeah, lots of rain but have good drainage so not an issue. Well, until the newly hatched mosquitoes start showing up.

Thanks for checking on us. You take care, this is one jumbo sized storm!
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984. Beachfoxx
7:11 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Hey Rob -

Just flying by - glad to see you are o.k.
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983. RobDaHood
6:29 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Couldn't find a carrier that would cover a floating zoo.

Keeping an eye on the sky Bogon, and on of the radar screen, but the eyes are growing weary of Isaac.
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982. Bogon
6:22 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Keep your head down, Rob.

Hope insurance on the Ark is paid up.
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981. RobDaHood
5:37 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Thought I'd bring this here as it helps explain what is going on over Florida. Saw some questions on Doc's Blog. Yes, the feature over Florida IS part of Isaac's circulation.

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
955 AM EDT MON AUG 27 2012

.UPDATE (REST OF TODAY)...
TROPICAL STORMS ISAAC CONTINUES TO MOVE TO THE NORTHWEST ACROSS THE
EAST-CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO. ALTHOUGH THE CENTER OF THE STORM IS
MOVING AWAY FROM THE REGION...ISAAC IS A LARGE CIRCULATION AND WILL
CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE LOCAL WEATHER THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. OUR
FORECAST AREA IS SITUATED WITHIN THE EASTERN SEMI-CIRCLE OF ISAAC
WITHIN A REGION OF DEEP SOUTHERLY FLOW. THE 12Z KTBW SOUNDING
PROFILE HAS A PW VALUE OF AROUND 2.6". EXPECT FOR RARE
OCCASIONS...THIS IS JUST ABOUT AS HIGH A VALUE AS WE SEE AROUND
THESE PARTS. IN FACT...2.6" IS ABOVE THE 99TH PERCENTILE FOR AUGUST.
IN OTHER WORDS...THE COLUMN IS VERY MOIST.

HAVE SEEN A DOMINANT CONVECTIVE BAND ALL MORNING RUNNING FROM SOUTH
TO NORTH OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE FL PENINSULA AND THEN BENDING
NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE BIG BEND REGION. BETWEEN THIS BAND AND THE
CENTER OF ISAAC...THE CONVECTION HAS BEEN MORE SCATTERED IN
NATURE...WITH EVEN SOME SUNNY BREAKS DEVELOPING IN THE CLOUD COVER.
WITH SUCH A MOIST LOWER/MID LEVEL COLUMN...THESE SUNNY BREAKS ARE
ONLY GOING TO DESTABILIZED THE LOWER LEVELS AND FORCE ADDITIONAL
SHOWERS/STORM DEVELOPMENT. THEREFORE...WILL BE HOLDING WITH HIGH
RAIN CHANCES THROUGH THE DAY...WITH FAST MOVING CONVECTIVE CELLS
MOVING FROM SE TO NW. WILL BE WATCHING THE PROGRESS OF THE MORE
DOMINANT BAND TO OUR EAST FOR ANY FLOODING CONCERNS IN CASE THERE IS
ANY MIGRATION BACK TO THE WEST. AT THIS TIME...RADAR TRENDS DO
NOT SUPPORT THIS...AND THE ENHANCED INSTABILITY OVER OUR AREA (WHILE
FAVORABLE FOR NUMEROUS SHOWERS) SHOULD AT LEAST TEMPORARILY INHIBIT
ORGANIZED BANDING STRUCTURES.

THE WIND FIELD AROUND ISAAC IS STILL RATHER LARGE...ESPECIALLY WHEN
YOU INCLUDE THE ENHANCED GRADIENT FROM THE 1022 MB RIDGE CENTER TO
OUR NORTH. WINDS AT THE SURFACE THIS MORNING HAVE BEEN GUSTING UP TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS AT TIMES. HOWEVER...LOOKING AT THE SOUNDING AND
RADAR DATA...WINDS JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE ARE RUNNING 35-45 KNOTS.
ANY CONVECTIVE CELLS TODAY SHOULD BE ABLE TO MIX THIS MOMENTUM DOWN
TO THE SURFACE AND GIVE US SOME LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS. THE TORNADO
WATCH WAS ALLOWED TO EXPIRE THIS MORNING. WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE SITUATION...AS HELICITY VALUES REMAIN IMPRESSIVE AND THE SLOW
INCREASE OF SURFACE BASED INSTABILITY MAY ALLOW CONDITIONS TO BECOME
MORE CONDUCIVE FOR STORM ROTATION ONCE AGAIN LATER TODAY.
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980. goofyrider
5:27 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Heavy rain squall w/ lightning.
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979. RobDaHood
4:03 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Good Morning Todd.
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978. RobDaHood
4:02 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Quoting goofyrider:
see the laughing face at end 0f the loop http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/gmex/flash-bd.h tml


Scary Monsters!

Speaking of which...that band along FL East coast is bad news.
Tornado warning around Ft. Pierce.
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977. toddluck
3:06 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
mornin rob
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976. goofyrider
3:04 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
see the laughing face at end 0f the loop http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/gmex/flash-bd.ht ml
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975. waterskiman
12:53 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Thanks Snake,
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974. RobDaHood
12:48 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Yeah but radar estimates aren't accurate inland away from the radar. Get 3 way different readings depending on which one I look at. Will let you know after I check the gauge later. I'm guessing maybe 6.
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973. RTLSNK
12:35 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Woke up late, looked at the radar, Holy Cow Batman,

rain totals are over 12 inches in some places,

hang on to your bumpers Ski!!!

More rain is coming Rob, stay safe down there!
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972. RobDaHood
11:55 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Yeah, and growing. I think huge or ginormous would be more appropriate.

Haven't noticed any honking though. Maybe just a localized effect.
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971. waterskiman
11:24 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Morning Arkers,

Still honking here, big storm ay.
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970. RobDaHood
9:36 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Okay, I think I've had about enough rain for one day!
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969. RobDaHood
6:18 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Image updates automatically with latest:
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968. RobDaHood
5:01 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Hey Ski.
No problems. Tornado warning NE of here between Okeechobee and Bassinger. Near your old place.
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967. waterskiman
4:35 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Hey Rob hows it going. Still blowing like bloody stink. Had to get up and help with a bumper that had popped out from its spot. Ok stay safe up there going back to bed for a bit.
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966. RobDaHood
3:56 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Great!
Got a tornado watch again!

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 590
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1125 PM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012

TORNADO WATCH 590 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

FLC011-015-021-027-043-049-051-055-057-061-071-08 1-085-086-093-
097-099-103-105-111-115-271300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0590.120827T0325Z-120827T1300Z/

FL
. FLORIDA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BROWARD CHARLOTTE COLLIER
DESOTO GLADES HARDEE
HENDRY HIGHLANDS HILLSBOROUGH
INDIAN RIVER LEE MANATEE
MARTIN MIAMI-DADE OKEECHOBEE
OSCEOLA PALM BEACH PINELLAS
POLK SARASOTA ST. LUCIE
$$
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965. RobDaHood
3:43 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Rain, rain, and more rain.
Won't be an issue for us, but concerned for folks SE of here, nearer the coast.
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964. RobDaHood
2:58 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Another warning, between West Palm and here.
Still a long way off.
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963. RobDaHood
2:41 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Hey Ski!

Sorry to hear about that.
Don't see anything on Key West radar threatening at the moment.
Hoping just a brief period of wind.

Did see the first tornado box I've seen all day between Ft Pierce and West Palm. Gone now, but thought we might make it through without.
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962. waterskiman
1:13 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Boy howdy is it blowing, and some major gusts we aren't getting the cover we had this morning and the wind is just leaning us over and bouncing us around. I see on the radar we have a big band wrapping around, just missing us with the rain though. going to be a long night
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961. RobDaHood
12:51 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Quoting pottery:

Dark clouds, thunder around and about.
No rain on me though.
Nice swirly breezes kept thing cool and pleasant.

Looks like you got a wetting though !


It's all good my friend.
Nothing here to fret about.

Ready to sign off for a while.

rest well!
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960. RobDaHood
12:50 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
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959. RobDaHood
12:47 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
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958. pottery
12:47 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Quoting RobDaHood:
Greetings Pottery!

How is the weather in the southern realm? Looked as though you might get more rain today.

Dark clouds, thunder around and about.
No rain on me though.
Nice swirly breezes kept thing cool and pleasant.

Looks like you got a wetting though !
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957. RobDaHood
12:46 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
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956. RobDaHood
12:38 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Blown 'round by the wind...

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955. RobDaHood
12:33 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Just took a stroll in the rain.
Nice.

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954. RobDaHood
12:05 AM GMT on August 27, 2012
Of course, on the plus side, M'lady gets the day off tomorrow as the college is closed for the day.

Kinda nice...I think.
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953. RobDaHood
11:58 PM GMT on August 26, 2012
Duh,
shoulda remembered that!

Okay, well you are our person on the scene.
Keep us updated!
(hopefully there is not a "next time" but if there is, we really need to get you fixed up with a web cam)
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952. waterskiman
11:03 PM GMT on August 26, 2012
Quoting RobDaHood:

Not sure exactly where you are, but there is a band coming through the mid keys, near west Marathon...might be what you are feeling.

Yep Tavernier mm 92, just north of Islamorada. Yep really honking right now
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951. RobDaHood
10:47 PM GMT on August 26, 2012
Quoting waterskiman:

Hey no worries, seems like the wind has picked up a bit, wonder if the storm is getting stronger

Not sure exactly where you are, but there is a band coming through the mid keys, near west Marathon...might be what you are feeling.
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950. RobDaHood
10:45 PM GMT on August 26, 2012
Okay, all is become clear.
My statement earlier that all is below forecast had me knocking on wood.

See...there is a reason these things stick in my head!
LOL
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949. RobDaHood
10:41 PM GMT on August 26, 2012
No thunder or lightning here so far, but this song is on my mind.

Enjoy!

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948. waterskiman
10:11 PM GMT on August 26, 2012
Quoting RobDaHood:
Hey Ski!
Thanks for checking in and for being our weather report girl in the keys!

Glad that you are okay.
Be safe my friend!

Hey no worries, seems like the wind has picked up a bit, wonder if the storm is getting stronger
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