When severe weather comes knocking…

April 11, 2008 at 10:14 pm 13 comments

I biked down to the shopping complex by my house again today. Yes, I knew there was going to be some bad weather later on in the day, but I didn’t think it’d hit while I was down there. After all I didn’t plan to stay long- just needed to pick up some stuff for my mom at a hair place and Target, and maybe window shop a bit. So after about an hour and a half (I did end up window shopping…), I ended up at Target in the magazine section. I was about halfway through some article in a celebrity gossip magazine when my cell phone started to ring. And it was my mom. So I answer it and hear, “You need to come home. Now. The tornado sirens are going off.” Of course, my first thought was OH CRUD! I’m NOT riding my bike home in this weather! So I wait about five minutes, buy the tomatoes Mom needed, hop on my bike, and ride away, but not before hearing two Target employees taking a smoke break discuss the weather. According to them, a pretty severe tornado touched down near where we live. DARNIT!

I pedaled as fast as I possibly could (which was actually surprisingly fast) and mumbled a prayer to myself. The clouds were definitely getting grayer, and the wind was picking up. Oh yeah, and by now I was kinda frantic. So I do a little pleading with God. Our conversatin went something along the lines of this: “Is it starting to rain? God, please don’t let it rain. Not while I’m pedaling. Please. Erm, well, I guess it’s nice that you’ve at least kept me safe so far. And that’s what really counts. You know, me not dying and all… but if you want me to die in this tornado because that’s part of your plan or something, I won’t be angry. So I guess I could die. But, uh, it’s up to you, and- CRUD! The rain’s getting heavier!” C’mon- I was really freaking out there!Thankfully I got home before the rain really picked up (which it did, trust me).

And, for those curious, the tornadic weather is gone, and I’m safe and sound. And alive. Phew! 🙂

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  • 1. Teck  |  April 12, 2008 at 3:53 am

    Glad to hear you made it home safely . 🙂
    I had similar event’s yesterday
    Really Bad Storm Hit Michigan Yesterday

  • 2. sillyteengirl  |  April 12, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Eeep! You certainly got it worse than we did! Nothing really happened over where I live- just in the next town over. We just got a bunch of rain, and that was about it. Didn’t know that was going to be the worst of it while I was riding home, though!

  • 3. Caitlin  |  April 12, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Wow, sounds pretty exciting as well as scary. We get nothing like that in the UK rain, rain and more rain (sometimes thunder or lightning, never ever something like that)

    Glad your safe. And that you didn’t die, that wouldn’t be good (NO BLOG!!! (joke))

    🙂
    Caitlin

  • 4. emilyheartyou  |  April 12, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Uh oh! I have no clue where you live, of course, and you have no clue where I live, but maybe the weather you had is heading our way. Its cloudy, and bleak, and last night it stormed.

  • 5. emilyheartyou  |  April 12, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Ewwww, double post.

  • 6. Baikong  |  April 12, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    in Philippines, its soooo hot until noon, then it rains in the afternoon. Crazy weather! 🙂

  • 7. gentledove  |  May 5, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I can see you pedalling for dear life, I had to chuckle

  • 8. sillyteengirl  |  May 8, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Oh yes, I was certainly pedaling for dear life. I nearly fell off my bike several times, which was not good, because I would’ve tumbled out into the busy road! 😮

    Baikong, that doesn’t sound fun. I love sunny, yet very cold weather, so maybe I shouldn’t move to the Philippines any time soon!

    And Caitlin, you don’t know how lucky you are! Tornadoes are a real pain. We actually got another tornado warning here today… to be frank, I’m getting sick of them.

  • 9. Baikong  |  May 8, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I just though you would love to come here someday… maybe you have to check my photoblog. There are photos describing our place here.

    http://travelphotounlimited.wordpress.com/

  • 10. sillyteengirl  |  May 9, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Wow, Baikong! That’s easily one of the best photoblogs I’ve come across. All of the photos took my breath away… and they were just photos! I can’t imagine actually being there. I think my favorite would be the waterfall picture. That was beautiful.

  • 11. Baikong  |  May 9, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Oh thanks STG! That is really heartmelting. 🙂 I love it too. I love all the photos I have posted. That’s make me go posting more soon… I will, i still have plenty here… 🙂

  • 12. Baikong  |  May 9, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    By the way I tagged you!

  • 13. brice  |  July 8, 2008 at 11:02 am

    hey cool blog. if u wanna hear me play guitarwith my band check out my myspace

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