A Quick Word About Lightning

Ah yes… ‘Tis summertime — the season for boating, the beach, golf, pinics, etc. But here’s a reminder as to why you have to be wary…

I actually saw the exact same thing happen to a tree once. The trunk was split wide open and the bark sent flying. Apparently, the electrical current is so high that it brings the sap to an instantaneous boil and the tree literally undergoes a massive vapor explosion.

Sooo… Keep your radio on and listen for severe weather warnings. Also, keep in mind that if you can hear thunder, no matter how remote, you can be struck. Always seek indoor shelter immediately.

Better safe than cooked…

By the racks,

Two cats blogging

Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.

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