Tropical Storm Erika!!!!
I am sure if you are weather savvy….you have been following reports of Tropical Storm Erika, that is dominating the weather stations here in Florida at this time. (see headline below)
Tropical Storm Erika Soaks Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands; Warnings in the Dominican Republic, Bahamas; Uncertain Threat to Florida, Southeast U.S.
You might ask why I would think of that song in particular…and it is because of the lyrics below.
I was born in a crossfire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain
But it’s all right now, in fact it’s a gas
But it’s all right
I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash, it’s a gas, gas, gas
But there is more to this story…..I was not aware of this song…..(Oops! that is going to tell a story in itself)….until the movie Jumpin’ Jack Flash came out on the small TV screen. The movie starred Whoopee Goldberg and it is perhaps one of the most treasured movies in our personal film library.
For those of you who might remember this movie… (No, it was not a blockbuster at the time it came out, ….it became more popular after it left the theaters)….the reason this movie is so memorable, is the character, Terry Doolittle, played by Whoopee Goldberg!
There is no actual hurricane in this comedy of errors….the only mention of a hurricane is in the scene near the beginning of this movie… where Terry Doolittle is trying to play the song over and over and over again to write down the lyrics.
Of course, had this movie been in our modern day time frame…all one would have to do is go to Google. But I am sure we can all relate to getting lyrics the way Terry Doolittle did in the movie.
And if the comedy isn’t enough…Terry Doolittle was a fashion icon! I really liked some of her iconic outfits, though I most likely would have stayed very traditional office attire….but I couldn’t help but admire her individuality.
But I digress as usual….the reason behind this post is the Tropical Storm Erika.
The Captain and I are not worried at this time….still one has to be prepared for winds and rain and flooding, if nothing else.
AND…we are going to drag out the movie Jumpin Jack Flash and laugh all over again!
Have a great week-end my dear readers.