Yup, today is the official start of the 2013 Hurricane season. (You have to put the year in or some people won’t know which hurricane season you’re talking about.) I blogged about preparing for the season on Monday, but today let’s talk names.
I popped open the names list for the year and I have to say, I hope not many storms make it to those names. I can get behind a Hurricane Olga. She just sounds bad a**, but Chantal? Van? Wendy? Nestor? No one wants to get a an a** kicking by a hurricane, but do we really need to ramp it up with Hurricane Nestor? I’m sorry, but Nestor is not bad a**. Am I wrong?
Personally, I think they should double name the storms, the Southern way. That way, if one of the names sounds too nice to be a storm, the other name can carry the weight. And if the name is bad a**, but the storm isn’t, you got a back up soft name in there. I don’t say this just because I had to evacuate for a storm named Georges. I have other reasons.
So what do you think? How should they pick names? Doubles? Triples? A lottery? Voting? All comments are entered into my monthly drawing for $10 AnaBanana gift card. Winner is announced in the first blog post of the new month.
Pauline (hmmm, Hurricane Pauline? Yeah, not feeling the bad a** vibes there either.)
Pauline is fairly wimpy in her real life, but she likes to kick it up in her fiction. Whether the story is in space or in New Orleans, you can be sure two people will fall in love and they’ll almost die. And sometimes characters do die. 🙂 For more info on Pauline, her romantic suspense/science fiction romance/humor/steampunk/fill-in-the-blank books and other random stuff, pop over to her website at paulinebjones.com.