'Twas like thunder, all through the night
7 May 2003
Now would be a good time to note that I grew up in California. Earthquakes? Pshaw. No deal at all. I was in the big Northridge quake and the Loma Prieta. Not something to look forward to, but psychologically I can handle them just fine. I have a severe aversion (not quite phobia, but a good deal of the way there) to high winds and Tornados are just off the chart for me. I didn't enjoy that in the least. Tomorrow evening, we will alter our plans and go shopping for an emergency kit.
I somehow doubt I'll sleep well tonight. Another observation: Fox declined to interrupt American Idol for any weather updates, choosing instead to scroll alerts on the bottom of the screen along with an occasionally updating hard to decipher map showing random parts of the area sometimes with and sometimes without radar on it. We kept flipping to CBS and ABC and they pretty much dropped their regular shows in favor of detailed map coverage which was appreciated. I guess fox figured that getting those ad dollars was more important than possibly saving a life.blog comments powered by Disqus