Calling Gloria / Llamando Gloria

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ALTHOUGH IT’S STILL raining, I think the storm called Gloria is on the run. We’re supposed to have sunshine beginning Sunday and lasting all week. Friday night was even wilder than Thursday. Thunder and lightning that seemed to go on forever. I’m told there was even hail here in Fuengirola, although we didn’t see it. Trees tilted in the howling wind and many stayed that way. I went for a walk earlier this afternoon after the worst had passed and the water had receded. Fortunately, the storm didn’t arrive on the crest of a very high tide, so no major flooding from the muddy Mediterranean Sea except where the distance from pavement to surf is short. The good news: Today has been a safe day for sun-bathing. The UV Index was ZERO!

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AUNQUE TODAVÍA LLUEVE, creo que la tormenta llamada Gloria está en camino. Se supone que tenemos sol a partir del domingo y dura toda la semana. El viernes por la noche fue aún más salvaje que el jueves. Truenos y relámpagos que parecían durar para siempre. Me dijeron que incluso hubo granizo aquí en Fuengirola, aunque no lo vimos. Los árboles se inclinaban en el viento aullante y muchos se quedaron así. Esta tarde salí a caminar después de que lo peor había pasado y el agua había retrocedido. Afortunadamente, la tormenta no llegó a la cima de una marea muy alta, por lo que no se producen grandes inundaciones desde el fangoso mar Mediterráneo, excepto donde la distancia desde el pavimento hasta el oleaje es corta. La buena noticia: Hoy ha sido un día seguro para tomar el sol. ¡El índice UV era CERO!

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

30 thoughts on “Calling Gloria / Llamando Gloria”

  1. Yikes!
    (I thought this was going to be a post about [St. Louis] Blues Hockey — which surprised me immensely!– because they use this song as their rally song since last year’s run for the Stanley Cup… drives me nuts.)

    1. Judy:
      But isn’t Gloria an improvement over Run Around Sue? (And, no, I didn’t know any of this until I just Googled it.)

    2. Judy:
      And NOW I’ve got Run Around Sue playing in my head (and I know all the words)!

  2. Gloriasky Daddy Warbucks, what a mess! And since we seem to be piling on earworms: ” The sun’ll come out tomorrow, betcha bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun!!!!” Okay, kill me now!

    1. Deedles:
      Well, you’ll have a new ear worm in a day or two… but it can’t possibly make up for YOUR “Tomorrow” ear worm!

  3. And yet, our foolish, old, dear president, says no climate warning or global warming causing such violent storms. Sure to be the norm soon.

    1. Agnes:
      Oh, don’t get me started on the Orange Idiot. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if he’d just blow away in a huge windstorm or in the shitstorm he’s created?

  4. cheeses! what a mess! so much beach erosion. we had 2″ of rain today; thank the dogs and cats it wasn’t snow!

    1. anne marie:
      The sun was shining again today and I read it’s supposed to be sunny all week. Then I read we’re supposed to have more rainstorms. Should I follow the lead of the climate change deniers and only believe what I want to believe?

  5. Gloria didn’t reach us here, but southern France on Med, just over the Spanish border, was very hard hit with serious and deadly flooding. The images on the news made me grateful to live on high ground.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      It was a truly deadly storm. We were lucky here, but I WAS thinking about a home up a hill (a hill made of rock).

    1. Jennifer:
      Sorry. But I can promise nothing when it comes to ear worms. Any conversation (or thought) starts a song in my head. And I love to share the misery.

  6. Thankful there was not more damage, the beach damage can be fixed. The poor tourists must have had a get drunk day (aren’t those everyday) due to lack of sun.

    1. Cheapchick:
      Yeah the get-drunk days are common with the tourists here. At least when it’s storming we don’t hear them so much. They stay inside the bars.

  7. Mom Nature can be a real bitch when she gets pissed. And I have a feeling she’s some upset at the moment.

    We had Hurricane Dorian in September which carved a swathe of devastation on the North shore here. One friend lost 10 mature trees – simply uprooted and blow over. Another lost most of her beach front – from the last step on the staircase to what was once the beach is now a good two foot drop. Another couple were sitting in their living room when the roof was torn off the kitchen annex three feet away. And over the winter we’ve been getting one and two day wind storms of 95-110km/h. All not “normal” for this area but there is no “climate change”. It’s all a hoax!

    1. Willym:
      Many people suffered terrible property damage. So awful. And I think five people died on the east coast of Spain as a result of the storm. Then again, it’s probably just our imaginations. What weather?

    1. Willym:
      Saturday morning, SG told me he had to sit up for a couple of hours to calm the cats. I told him Dudo mentioned to me that THEY had to sit up for a couple of hours to calm him. Really, the cats don’t even react to the lightning (just a light going on and off… a lot), but they DO get stressed with the thunder — and that was constant for a number of hours.

  8. The second I read GLORIA I started singing this song !
    If I was there I would be down there looking for shells and great rocks.

      1. It’d be nice if it only rained when we slept. I can’t stand large never ending storms.

      2. Adam,
        I wish it would storm during the day so I could get interesting photos, but I’m grateful its been raining overnight and not impacting what I can do during the day. Never completely satisfied.

  9. Recreational beaches, in the sense of there being a lot of sand to frolic or sunbathe in, tend to be mostly man-made, and you can see how they’re really no match against Nature.

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