It was the time of new weather. Buddy's earliest memories were of gravity storms, of time storms, of plagues of snails and salamanders. Since boyhood, [he] had seen it literally rain cats and dogs, seen wind blow up from the ground and straight down from the sky, seen snow fall in July and tulips bloom in December And he had often watched lightening strike twice in the same place.
On a calmer note, I finished a few more items. The socks (there are two) are another "lost in the decade" project.
"This is the wave of the future. We're going to be the first
nation built entirely on consumerist principles. This is
beyond Democracy, beyond Socialism, beyond even...um,
Monarchism. We call it...Total Capitalarianism!"