Saturday, August 22, 2009


Wow. So, a tornado touched down not too far from where I live this week. The best part about it was that I had just gotten off work. The annoying *beeeeep* *beeeeep* *beeeeep* that signals that a National Weather Advisory is out for the area went off in the shuttle I was in, but it was too low and way too many people were on their cell phones for me to catch what exactly was going on. So I, naturally, began my 1/2 mile walk home from where the shuttle lets me off. It was pouring but I knew that there was no use fighting it and waiting it out so I just trudged on (sans umbrella or hood or anything...) Well the pouring rain turned into flash flooding. The wind picked up. And then the sirens went off. Three of them. At one point I was just laughing to myself at the ridiculousness of the situation. Yet I continued on thinking "It's still raining so there can't be a tornado." and "The sky is gray not green or anything so definitely not a tornado." It was a tornado. Even the NWS didn't pick up on that one until afterward. Needless to say, by the time I got home it looked as though I had jumped into a pool, twice, and then taken a shower in my clothes. I could actually wring out my hair and clothing and it took my shoes three days to almost completely dry. Not good.

This week has been very busy with trying to catch back up on work and life after being gone for 5 days. I was officially home for almost 4 days and am currently on the move again for 3. I just got notice of the dates of a few things I volunteered myself for a while back and am realizing that I will probably not get another decent break until Christmas time. Life and adulthood sure does creep up on people, doesn't it?

On another note, I kind of went on a need-new-music binge the other day on iTunes. The few CDs that I had narrowed down to the "I seriously, seriously need this" category were purchased and the playlist I had been working on was finally completed. Do you remember the little giveaway I did awhile back? Well the playlist is going to the winner. I'll post the songs on here at some point and am definitely willing to share a copy with anyone who would like one. But, I warn you, it is a mixture of things that I love now, I've loved for a long time, that make me think of Kayla (the winner), that will make her think of me, and truly the entire purpose of the playlist was to keep her guessing at all times. It is meant to be played in a car on a road trip or something, not on iTunes where it can be put on shuffle. The random order and mixture of old and new has been really fun to put together and even though the songs are not the most popular, they are pretty fabulous and sure to put an almost college freshman at the head of the class.

Now, the song of the week is Daylight by Matt and Kim. It's catchy, fun and available as a free download here. Enjoy!

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