08/16/2005: Public Service Post of the Day:
Heidi at Letters of Marque gives us reason to remember this handy tip for wilderness survival: if you're out and about in the great outdoors, and your hair starts standing on end ("standing up, each strand separated. Almost as if it had been rubbed with a balloon"), get your ass (and the rest of your body) DOWN. As low as you can get. Immediately, if not sooner. Because your hair standing up on end like that is Nature's warning that Zeus (or Thor, if you prefer the Norse version) is displeased with you for some reason, and you're in danger of getting fried by a stray bolt of lightning.
Len on 08.16.05 @ 08:51 AM CST