Thursday, September 11, 2008

My True Calling?

I am a weather fanatic. Sit me in a room full of blue hairs and I could talk with them all day about what's on the weather channel. Maybe I'm old beyond my years, or maybe I should have gone into meteorology, either way it's hurricane season and I have been glued to the television like an 11 year old boy that stumbled upon the playboy channel.

I do not wish the devastation of a hurricane on anyone, but I do get excited when a big hurricane is brewing in the waters of the gulf. Which way will it go? How strong will it be? Where will they send Jim Cantore, Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes? It's a sickness, I admit. And if we are "lucky" enough to have some of the residual wind and rain here, then I'm as happy as that 11 year old boy that stumbled upon the playboy channel...

I was actually disappointed today when I found out that Ike had weakened just a bit, but very glad that it isn't taking out our beach house or the beach for our upcoming vacation. Again, not to wish this on anyone, but the selfishness in me is glad it's headed to Texas. So if you're reading this from Galveston or Houston, I ask you... Why the hell are you catching up on blogs right now? There is a major hurricane headed your way!!! Evacuate people, evacuate! Jim Cantore is in your city.

9 comments:

Rebecka said...

You're not alone.

I love the wheather channel too. I posted about it a few posts back. I'm too lazy to link to it.

I don't live on or around the beach. I'm about 5 or 6 hours from the beach up north. When their is a severe hurricane that hits and comes inland and travels up north, we sometimes get rain and wind. Maybe even a power outage. I LOVE power outages. I think it's a good family bonding time. I love the dark with just candles :)
I could never live on the coast. I'm too paranoid that something will happen. And with my luck, it will!

Can Doo said...

I will be going back to school for a meteorology degree soon. Only problem is that we will have to move as the nearest school that offers this is in Huntsville. My dream will have to wait:-(

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

You think all of Houston could evacuate? You realize there's 5 million people in the metro area, right? All of Puppy & I's family is staying put. Houston's 50 miles inland. It could get dicey, but it's Galveston that will get the brunt.

Madie's Mom said...

I'm with you! I like the weather channel about as much as my news channels. And I must admit, I do love the excitment and anxiousness a CAT 3 or 4 brings. I do not wish for damamge or destruction to anything or anyone...its just exciting.

Doesn't Mother Nature have a weird sense of humor?

random_mommy said...

I'm sorry. I forgot my comment because I just threw up a little.

busy momma said...

You and my husband could be buds when it comes to bad weather. I agree with another comment about power outages and being stuck at home is great for family bonding time BUT, I've never seen anyone get so excited to fill coolers with ice and stock the storm pit as I did my husband when Ivan was headed our way some years back!! The next time the WC thinks we will be effected here, I'll send hubby your way :)

Anonymous said...

Im a weather freak too, I always keep the following link handy:
http://www.talkweather.com/forums/index.php?showforum=57 It's a forum for amatuer meteorologists. Maybe we need to start a 12 step self help group.
Step 1 Admit that Jim Cantory isnt superman and that he will eventually take a hurricane propelled 2x4 to the head.

Anonymous said...

WHY DID YOU THROW UP RANDOM MOMMY??

Anonymous said...

I feel sick at the thought of bad storms and power outages. Family bonding for the first night is fine but by day five, it is not fun anymore. I am also afraid that roaches will take the opportunity to come in when I can't see them. I HAVE TO sleep with a fan on for noise or I can't sleep, and the thought of going to the bathroom to do my "business" with the family in the next room "bonding" are all reasons that I dislike storms, but my little one shares your excitement. She especially likes tsunamis and hurricanes.
Is RM alright?
Much love,
Your Aunt