Disaster Movies meet the Real World

1:00am this morning – Wake up to tornado sirens. Since we saw Day After Tomorrow on Saturday, my first thought is “Oh Shit. If I look out that window and see multiple tornadoes, I’m going to crap all over myself”. Look out window, no wind, no rain, and no nothing indicating bad weather. Turn on TV, while fearing seeing footage of tsunamis washing over the Statue of Liberty. Damn that movie!

1:15 – Sirens turn off, but tornado warning still active. Still no rain. No car-size hail Damn that movie! Go back to sleep.

1:30 – Shoot out of bed at sound of sudden storm. Fear the ice age is eminent. Damn that movie! Be on the look out land born hurricanes. Damn that movie!

1:45 – Turn on TV again – we are still under tornado warning. Consider hiding in bathroom until weather map indicates that the worst part of the storm has already passed. Should have been in the tub 15 minutes ago. Say silent thanks that my stupidity and laziness didn’t get us killed.

2:00 Power out. Shit. Oh well worst part of storm is passed. All we can do is sleep and hope the food doesn’t go bad.

5:30 Wake up. Power still out . Worry more about the loss of food. Realize I can’t do anything about it. Wonder why I feel cold when the AC has been off for hours. Think the ice age must definitely be upon us Damn that movie!. Go back to sleep.

7:30 Wake up. Power back on! Woo! Food should not be spoiled. Get up and start the day.

8:30 Sit down to write an entry about the freaky weather and my fear of the global climate change thanks to that damn movie we saw on Saturday.

8:45 Entry done. Get ready to publish. Friggin’ power goes out again. Go chat with the neighbors about the damn power outages and how thankful I am we live in the Southern US where the temperature drop won’t kill us when the global climate change occurs Damn that movie!.

10:00 Decide to screw living life by candlelight and cold baths. Go to salon to get pretty.

2pm Home. Pretty. Power still on. Write entry quickly. Be on the lookout for 15 degree temperature drops along the Atlantic Current though because I am still fearing the evacuation of the northern hemisphere due to a freak arrival of the next Ice Age before LilZoot gets back from summer camp. Damn that movie!


16 thoughts on “Disaster Movies meet the Real World”

  1. so your entry makes me want to see the movie. and not live in the south. we don’t have tornado sirens. we have nuclear meltdown sirens. heh.

  2. I have none of the above! It’s only been raining for 48 hours. The only bad thing that can happen is wet shoes, and bad hair from humidity. And my car smells like a wet dog. So gross.

    I want some excitement! Just no rotting food.

  3. Isn’t living in the south fun! I mean, with all the warnings and power-outages and stuff. Let’s hear it for tornado alley! Whoopie!

  4. Okay, that? Is why I will not be seeing that movie. Because the commercials alone have me going, Damn that movie! when the weather gets weird.

  5. I waited through a tornado in the basement suite of my Kansas-City area residence with my creepy-strange landlords from upstairs, their icky-dirty dogs in the furnace room. I was on the phone with my dad, telling him that they’ve just announced on the TV that the possibility of a tornado was past, when the sirens started to go off, and they quickly came back on the tube and said that a twister was spotted touching down at an intersection not far from me. I quickly got off the phone with my dad, saying I’d call him when it had passed us. As if the tornado (air-raid) sirens weren’t enough, the police sped up & down the streets with their sirens on, too. My worst thought was having to huddle together with my creepy landlords for dear life. I mean, I wouldn’t be ashamed to do it if it came to that, but it’s such a disgusting thought otherwise. It would NOT be a moment I’d cherish.

    The same tornado levelled a car dealership 20 minutes from our home. The storm passed on, I said goodbye to my landlords and their gross dogs, and called my dad back. And then I went to bed.

  6. We are under a tornada watch for until 10 pm tonight. As for that movie, I think you have pretty much convinced me that it is a movie I do not want to see! Glad you all survived the storms!!!!

  7. This is why I love Canada.
    Sure we get a tornado once every 5 or 6 years..it tear’s up a tree, knocks some shingles off the roof and goes back to the states. We don’t even have sirens for that. Infact we have NO sirens to speak of!

  8. YEA! wasn’t that movie GREAT! WOOHOO! Loved the special effects, but scientifically, the film had MAJOR holes in it. That’s ok though, TOTALLY worth seeing as pure entertainment and Zoot Torture…

  9. okay you mustve been REAL tired at 1:15 a.m. when the sirens stopped but the tornado warning was still in effect cause you WENT BACK TO SLEEP lol. thank God all you had was a power outage though, huh?! damn movie. lol.

  10. Wow, I wasn’t going to see that movie; it would have scared me…but now I’m not sure if I can read your blog anymore. Do I live in the part of the country where I’ll die from the weather changes? :|

  11. HAHAHAHAH…I’m sorry, I thoroughly enjoyed that movie. It was great! I live in sunny cali so I’m not too bad off in the weather zone. I doubt the next ice age is coming in our lifetime so…hey…no worries, say your prayers, and have a great time at the movies!

  12. We have tornado warnings and thunderstorms constantly up here. I was awake at 3 am the other day because the stupid siren woke me up, and then we had a police car with a megaphone dude driving around announcing that people should take cover. And I don’t have a basement. Even so, I kinda want to see that movie, due to my freaky love of disaster flicks, despite the fact that I know it will scar me for life.

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