Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tim V's "Storm Chasing Handbook Second Edition"

I got my copy of Tim Vasquez's new edition of the "Storm Chasing Handbook" and just thumbing through it it looks great. I'm really looking forward to sitting down and reading some of it this weekend. I was able to get a free copy of it. Back in the fall of '08 Tim posted a thread over at ST asking for some quotes from chasers about vaious things, so I figured what the heck, I'll send him an email with a couple of things, if he uses them awesome, if not, oh well. He ended up using both of them, one was just an opinion on my favorite weather graphics source (College of Dupage) and the other was just a short paragraph about me getting caught with my pants down on May 31, 2008 and getting ingulfed with hail and saying to always know what direction the storm is moving. So, Tim sent out a copy to everyone who helped out with some quotes. I also have the first edition of the book and that was a pretty cool read, and this one looks even better. I think everyone should have a copy, whether you're John Q. Public or an experienced chaser, its all good info. Anyways, just thought I would mention that as this is something I have been looking forward to getting since November.

And an update on my chase vid. I know I said it would be done last week, and it almost was, but my computer caught a virus that is making it slow and a pain in the ass to work on the video. BUT, I am going to strap my arse down tonight and finish it. Its pathetic how little work I have to do to finish and how long its taken me to do that little bit. However, I have come up with a couple new ideas for a few things in the video that I'm hoping will be pretty cool. So, I will finish it tonight or tomorrow and then try to get them mailed out this weekend or on Monday. I do have a deal (and motivation to get this done this weekend): If I dont finish it this weekend I'll let everyone who wanted a video get a free shot on me out on the plains this season. Sound fair? ;) Seriously tho, I will try my best to finish it tonight.

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