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Aerden [userpic]
Wicked Weather

The Weather Overhead: It looks nasty outside! There are lots of heavy, gray-green clouds coming in from the north. We're under a severe thunderstorm warning until 1:30pm and a tornado watch until 7pm.

I'm waiting for the thunder and lightning.

Our office weather paranoia employee is having kittens. Can't say I blame her. I am not looking forward to riding the bus home in this.

Current Location: My desk at work
Current Mood: busybusy

You're going to do what?!

Ohhhhh, no. No bus for you! Chantal, if the weather gets worse at any time, see if you can get a ride home. And don't you dare wait until the end of the workday, if it looks like the next thing you'll see up above is Dorothy's house.

. . . why, yes, I am in a bossy mood, thank you! :D



Kris--Keep that up, dear, and Aerden'll get interested in you! Hehe!

Would you believe, after all of that, it turned out to not be too bad? We had a decent storm for about twenty minutes. The office lost power for a couple of minutes, but then it came back on. By the time I left to have my mammogram, it was reasonable outside. It sure looked bad for a while, though.


I usually get really nervous during bad weather. I think it comes from growing up in a house without a basement. Whenever we had a tornado watch, I always thought our house was going to blow away and we would all die. I even have recurring nightmares about tornadoes.

At some point in my life I would love to tag along with a group of storm chasers, so I could face my fear head-on.

Storm chasers? Oh, no. No. Those people are flaming insane! At least, that's how they looked in Twister. (g) I don't ever want to get close enough to a tornado to kiss it.

I live in Houston, Texas, and oddly enough, when we have hurricanes, it's not the water or the high winds I'm the most afraid of, it's the tornadoes spawned by the storm. With the hurricane, at least you know the wind is allblowing in one direction, and its movement is predictable. A tornado can go anywhere, anytime it pleases.

I was actually in a car driving underneath a spiraling cloud, once. My Dad had picked my sister and me up from church school, and I was watching the clouds spiral overhead while we waited for him. It never formed a twister, though, for which I was very thankful.

We didn't have a basement, either. In Houston, the water table is so high that they're not practical.