Posts Tagged ‘Savannah’

I’m dreaming of a wet Christmas…

Saturday, December 25th, 2004

The forecast for Cambridge calls for snow this Christmas. I’m not in the Northeast, however.

Over southern Georgia, year after year, the atmostphere wishes for a snowstorm. Temperatures near the land have a different thing in mind and typically tease the residents with a not-cold-enough — yet chilly nonetheless — briskness causing the precipitation to be sleet and/or freezing rain. It happens each Christmastime, outside of a snowfall miracle (which typically happens once a decade, on average). This Christmas seems no exception to the norm. Today, the day before the big day, very cold rain pelted down as I made my way to pick up last-minute gifts just minutes before every store in the nation closed. Tomorrow’s weather will be more of the not-too-pleasant cold showers, no doubt.

In related holiday news… while driving towards southern Georgia, major plan changes (family stuff) caused us to take a non-typical route. Heading through Atlanta (and, thus, Macon as well) instead of I-95, a meeting of some of the locals was arranged. Yes, that meant driving over to meet Trae (who has a spiffy new website design) and family on the-day-before the-day-before Christmas. It was great to see Trae, Mary, and their kids again. We had pizza and brownies and talked a while before I headed to Savannah.

I’m really tired thanks to bouncing all around the country with travel lately, so it’ll be nice to get some rest for a few days. Sleeping in is good.

Merry Christmas everyone!

G8 Summit

Wednesday, June 9th, 2004

I’m temporarily living back down in Savannah for a short while. By chance, I moved back in time for the G8 Summit, which is currently the big thing going on here in the area.

Various news sites have aggregate stories (articles with links to others on the topic), including WSAV and WTOC.Also, there are a lot of news stories about the streets being heavily patrolled with law enforcement of various types.

I personally have seen several police and military vehicles of all sorts while driving around recently. Just yesterday, there was a huge caravan of around fifteen cars, all with lights flashing, traveling in the same direction I was (at least for a while). Thankfully, I was going in the right direction, as all the other roads in every other direction were all blocked off (with lots of traffic backed up behind the barricades), and I must have seen around twenty to thirty police cars stopping the flow of traffic.

It’s interesting to note that there is even an official blog for the Savannah G8 Summit, complete with its own RSS feed.

Photos: Savannah Downtown

Saturday, June 21st, 2003

I have just uploaded and posted a set of photos from downtown Savannah. I was recently in the city for a week in honor of celebrating my sister’s graduation.

View the photo set: Savannah Downtown

Photos: Dewdrop garden

Sunday, June 8th, 2003

It was raining most of the time while I Was in Savannah. One morning, during a break in the rain, I wandered outside to my parent’s front yard with my camera in hand. I took a lot of pictures of the flowers and plants in their front yard garden. The drops of water glistened on the vividly colored flowers.

The result is a set of photos I have titled the dewdrop garden. A lot of the pictures in the group would make perfect desktop backgrounds (hint, hint).

As always, let me know what you think by posting a comment. (:

Back home, safely

Saturday, June 7th, 2003

I made it home from Georgia. This time, I did it all safe and sound, without someone slamming into the back of my car (like that time nearly 1/2 a year ago).

My sister’s graduation went well and it was great to see relatives and friends while I was down in the Savannah area over the past week.

I have lots of varying pictures to upload (and post), so stay tuned!

Aussie, Cotton Patch, Surfers, East London, and Gullah

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2003

I found out about an Austrailian version of the Bible (another article) today. It’s not the only version of the Bible being "translated" into an English dialect.

I did a little bit of searching and found a few other "dialected" versions. These include:

Cotton Patch (Southern USA version)
An example excerpt: "About sundown the students went down to the sea, got in a boat, and headed back toward Savannah. It had already gotten dark, and still Jesus hadnít joined them. A strong wind was blowing, causing the sea to swell. When they were three or four miles out, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat, and it just about scared their pants off. ‘Hey, itís me!’ he shouted. ‘Yíall stop being so scared.’ Well, they did agree to take him on board, and that quick the boat was at the land they were heading toward." (John 6:16-21)
Cockney (East London)
Example: "Hello, Dad, up there in good ol’ Heaven,Your name is well great and holy, and we respect you, Guv.We hope we can all ‘ave a butcher’s at Heaven and be there as soon as possible: and we want to make you happy, Guv, and do what you want ‘ere on earth, just like what you do in Heaven.Guv, please give us some Uncle Fred, and enough grub and stuff to keep us going today, and we hope you’ll forgive us when we cock things up, just like we’re supposed to forgive them who annoy us and do dodgy stuff to us.There’s a lot of dodgy people around, Guv; please don’t let us get tempted to do bad things. Help keep us away from all the nasty, evil stuff, and keep that dodgy Satan away from us, ‘cos you’re much stronger than ‘im.Your the Boss, God, and will be for ever, innit? Cheers, Amen." (Luke 11:2-4)
Surfer’s Bible
Duuuude, I was unable to find any extra gnarly info on these here righteous haps, man.
Gullah (Sea Island Creole)
It is currently sold on It is also affectionately known as a "Broken Language Bible". The first link has lots of example quotes from the Gullah version and compares each with the KJV (King James Version).

Related resources:

In Savannah

Saturday, May 31st, 2003

I made it to Savannah, safe and sound. Along the way, I endured a massive storm… there was lightning on all sides and the rain was pouring down so hard that I could barely see the road. Everyone on the road had to slow down to crawl. At one point, it was coming down so hard that I thought my windows were all going to crack and shatter. It may have been hail.

I had to dodge the obsessively large SUVs and giant big-rigs attempting to take my lane by force, brave it through the constant downpour of a forboding lightning storm, stay away from the wacky strangers in the rest areas, navigate through the stunt courses of constant construction zones, wait it out through tailgating traffic (caused by the massive monsoon-like gushing of water falling fast) — despite all the obstacles, I made it to Savannah in one piece. (:

It’ll be fun here, hanging out with my family and visiting with some of my friends in the area. I’ll take pictures too.