Not My Idea of Fun

7 Jun

I, along with pretty much everyone else in Utah, have spent the entire winter complaining about the amount of snow, the frequency of snow storms, and the seemingly unnatural length of winter.

Let me just tell you how much I love Utah weather.

Yesterday I was driving with my family from Michigan to Wisconsin when it just started raining. Out of the blue. My dad casually mentioned that he hoped it wasn’t a tornado. Fear gripped my heart as we turned on the radio and my brother looked up the weather for Kalamazoo, Michigan. We heard that there were tornado warnings for those cities, at that time. A few minutes later we heard the take cover sirens. Suddenly it started pouring and the clouds started to lower. I never saw them form a cyclone, thank goodness, but that was enough to terrify me. If I had been driving, I would have pulled over under an overpass and crawled up into it. Despite the fact that we were driving though the “red and orange” zones (the worst parts) my family seemed not to be bothered. My sisters were suitably scared. My parents assured me that we would not be sucked up into a tornado anytime soon. But I didn’t believe a word of it. I’m not going to lie to you, most people would have been amused at how terrified I was. Ya I know, it seems irrational, but there are only a few other times in my life that I’ve been so scared. And one of those times also involved a tornado.

A half hour ago there was another tornado warning in Wisconsin (fortunately we weren’t in the car this time) and now it is raining with flash flood warnings. There’s a river running through the golf course behind us.

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2 Responses to “Not My Idea of Fun”

  1. Becky June 8, 2008 at 7:04 am #

    Yikes! You should come home now.

  2. Megs June 9, 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    ha haha. omg. how funny. I can just remember how terrified you were thinking about driving up the canyon to Brighton with snow… Man, I wish I could have seen you freak out this time!! 🙂
    Yah, come home now dude.

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