Friday, April 15, 2011

Bring On The Rain

Today, all day long, the buzz has been about this major storm heading our way.  I'm thinking "wahtev... I can handle it... especially if I don't focus on it" and I haven't been.  It's kind of funny though, because there were a few times today where I got to sit and chat with a stranger about the impending doom.  Impending dooms are, rather surprisingly, a very interesting subject to talk about, and most people will, willingly.  Strange, huh?  I think it's the doom-day-ists in all of us that wants to connect with another person.  Or something like that.

But yes, today was loooong.  It seems like another day completely in fact that I was sitting at Caribou, people watching and web surfing.  But it has been good.  We decided to go out to dinner with Madre tonight, we were even going to be adventurous and try something new on the other side of town, all the way over in Acworth.  Oh, and did I mention that there was a huge storm (cue the "impending doom") coming our way, and what better time to travel, than right in the middle of it??  Well, we did.  We set out, met the rain, arrived in Acworth, couldn't find any parking, noticed the wait outside, turned around, headed towards Town Center, decided to try Carrabbas, saw the wait outside, turned around, and after naming off about 10 other choices, we landed at Smokey Bones.  A good choice by the way.  And we get inside, after braving the cold rain without an umbrella, get some food, and the. tornado. sirens. start. going. off.  Mild panic, just for a second, but no one else was ::really:: bothered, so we tried to ignore the storm, and sure enough, the sirens stopped, and the storm went back to just being thunder-y and lightning-y.  Much more manageable after the threat of a tornado (impending dooooooom).  And after dinner, we braved some more rain, made it to Madre's, and then made it home.  And now, it's still raining, the thunder and lightning appears much more sporadic, and the "interactive map" on my weather station doesn't appear to be showing the much worse storm that is supposed to be here in the middle of the night.

I'm beginning to think that we were getting all worked up for nothing...
Well, it wouldn't be the first time, now would it?

And since it is sooo rainy, I thought it only fitting to include a song to highlight not only the emotional state of the day, but also the weather's emotional state of the day.  After all, we're feeling pretty brave today, and I think we can all safely say "bring it".  (The rain's picking up again...)

For everyone out there, I pray that the storms are gentle...
Tomorrow is supposed to be pretty!

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