Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Volcano blogging

In the post directly below this one I mentioned if you were interested I would live blog the debates - SCRATCH THAT. Everyone will be doing it. Instead, I've got to do something that will separate me from the other, more established Pajamahadeen. It's got to be something that's never been done before (or at least, received mention from Reynolds, anyway)...

So, I am anouncing my newest blogging mission - to bring you live blogging from the crater of Mt. St. Helens. If you want to know what's going on you come here first because I'll be the first to know and I'll fill you all in. Will there be an eruption? Won't there be an eruption? You'll read first hand interviews with the lava dome in the crater. We'll see what those who are really in the middle of the situation have to say about what's going on. Forget about the Presidential debates. Expect this debate to get really heated!

I know what some of you are thinking, "He can't be serious?" Okay, this on the day when another privately funded trip into space was successful. Come on, this Valcano blogging's going to be a singe... er, cinch. How many times have we seen those guys from National Geographic walking around with melting shoes on Mt. Kilauea? "That's it?" Said Sir Robin the Brave after watching Sir Launcelot easily pass the Bridge of Death.

Tune in later when I bring you the first of many exposes on the rising threats this mountain is to our way of life. Can we really win this war with the mountain? We'll bring you all the nasty details, including President Bush's secret plan to draft new volcanic observers for the already overly stretched U.S. Geological Survey, and a report about the difficulties they are having recruiting seismograph interpreters. "It's really difficult to find people who are interested in standing around all day watching seismographs. Especially women. Most of us around here are single guys - we're married to our work," said one long time seismologist, but later amended his statement with, "Acutally, it's just really hard finding dates in this fluorescent lit room."