Anybody want to guess how I spent my evening. Anyone?
That’s right, I spent my afternoon singing in the cow pastures.
And then fed the pigs and then I worked on my light plot for a while. A long while. Instead of listening to my Ipod tonight, I was listening to the TV. I had it on so I could watch the repeat of Jon Stewart at midnight. I was listening to a very funny episode of South Park, when this annoying buzz occurred. I looked over and the TV said,
A Tornado Warning has been issued for the following counties…
It’s Oklahoma so I really didn’t think it was the time to ignore the warning. It was all over the news today that conditions were right for an unusually active day for bad weather across the midwest.
So as soon as I realized it was for my county, I got up to get Kelly, since as she puts it, she is the grown up of the group. As I entered the hall, the sirens were already sounding. I knocked on Kelly’s door and opened it, and wouldn’t you know, it’s the first night she’s actually gone to bed early. She told me to hold on and within seconds she was out the door. She went upstairs to get people and I knocked on doors downstairs. We were telling people to move to the bathroom on the first floor. Most everyone thought I was kidding. I insisted that I was not, and that Kelly wasn’t kidding when she said that she wanted everyone in the bathroom.
It took way too long but finally everyone was downstairs. And they were all annoyed. It was bedtime, they had stuff to do. And then it became a party. Someone went in my room and took all the beer I had in the fridge and passed it around. Others had bottles of something and were taking shots. No one was taking this seriously, except for me and Kelly. I even heard Kelly yell at a couple of people to make a pathway into the bathroom for everyone and make it possible to close the doors if we needed to.
We were in the bathroom about 35 minutes. We got a very bad storm but watching the news it seems the worst of it went to the south of where we are. It’s still a little scary. The building we are in is basically built out of match sticks. If the big bad wolf was out there blowing, the little pig would not be safe. And it’s a brick building. But I’d take my chances just about anywhere else but this place.
]At 12:20 Kelly finally told people they could go back to their rooms. We are still under a tornado watch. But the severe weather seems to have passed.
I’m kind of amazed how lightly everyone took this. It was really a “this can’t happen to me” attitude. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m older or just smarter, but I took it very seriously. Kelly took it very seriously. No one else. It was sort of a reason to play. As I told Kelly it’s all fine and dandy until the real thing hits and then we’ll see how funny they think this is.
I did take some photos tonight.
All that yellow and red is the storm passing through. According to the guy talking nonstop on the TV the worst of it was to the south of us.
This is the talking head on the TV. The red stuff to the right is where the watch is. All that red stuff to the left is the storm front headed east.
The picture below is the party in the bathroom. These were the people Kelly yelled at because they were blocking the entrance and the door couldn’t close. I’m not sure I want all those chairs flying around anyway if they place starts to blow away.
This is the view past the showers. The boy in the front is the hottie of the season. He’s very cute, but not very social. I don’t think he knows he’s gay yet. But I have my doubts about the straightness of anyone who sings songs from Phantom of the Opera in the shower.
This is me taking cover in the shower. I take these things very seriously. Of course I chose the shower next to the cute boy, because if things got exciting I could hold him and protect him and give him comfort. And by comfort I mean….I’m sorry, I lost my train of though.
Chuck has told me I’m not allowed to come home anytime soon because disastrous weather seems to follow me everywhere. Kelly’s been with this company four years and it’s the first time they’ve had to take cover during bad weather. Of course the one saving grace is that cranes only collapse in NYC while I’m out of town. But I probably cause that too.