Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Ida...done it better
This might sound dumb, but I kind of get excited when a big storm is coming. I'm not excited about the possibility that my house on wheels could get blown away, or the fact that I know my mother is going to call every 2 minutes telling me to get back to their house and crawl into their weather bunker. I get excited somewhat because something that doesn't typically happen is supposedly about to happen. I do get kind of bummed out though when it turns out to be somewhat of a disappointment. I know, that's dumb but it's the truth. I think everyone can agree that there's something even a little bit exciting about a storm coming. However, as soon as a tree goes through my house or car, then it's not so much fun anymore.
Having said all of that I must say that Ida has been a disappointment. There wasn't even really a threat of school being cancelled, and everyone knows you measure the level of awesome of a severe weather event by the number of days kids get out of school.
0 Days-it might as well have not even happened
1 Day-Hey, this is kinda cool
2 or more days-I'm going on vacation!!!
From what I've been told, the coast's version of the tale of Hurricane...Tropical Storm...Big Wet Rain Cloud That Won't Go Away Ida could've possibly cancelled school for some. However, we didn't get any of the fun part of the storm. If that's the case then Mobile/Mississippi area got Ida when she was in her crazy/trying-to-find-yourself phase(not really knowing if this chick was ever really exciting to begin with any), and all of us up here in Lee County got Ida after all of the kids have left and gone to college and she's just got nothing else really to offer. Except rain...and lot's of it. Anyway, having said all of that I'm not hoping that a category 4 or 5 monster blows in here anytime soon, or a massive monsoon floods Auburn. Maybe all in all I'm just looking for something a little exciting to go on around here. I mean hey, football season is over in a few weeks and then what will we have to look forward to? Lord know it's never going to snow down here.