Sunday, February 25, 2007

Tornado Season!

Ok, call me weird. I know you want to and I'm giving you permission. This last weekend the weatherman said the weather was almost perfect for a tornado and I got a little bit excited. Now, I'm not mean spirited. I know that tornadoes can do lots of damage and people loose their lives every year to weather related conditions such as tornadoes. In 1999 Nickel and I watched a tornado hit the Electric Company's power plant across the river and it did plenty of damage and I was plenty scared because we lived on the top floor at the end of our apartment building. But there's something about the weather conditions that make me excited...warm air. I like warm air. You see, on Valentine's Day the temperature was hovering around something like 4 degrees (honestly, I don't remember what it was but it was cold enough to freeze the water pipes). I don't like cold weather and I'll be the first to admit it! Then last Wednesday it was something like 74 degrees and I was so happy. So if the weatherman tells me that the weather is optimal for tornadoes I'm going to smile, because that means that warm moist air is present and that means it's gotta be close to spring. Right?


ADDENDUM: Ok, so thinking back I remember talking about weather at least once before on this here blog. Here's a little something I wrote a while back about thunderstorms if you're interested.

6 comments:

R said...

I guess. Weather is just strange. It can be unpredictable. I am liking warm weather more and more because I get so intolerable to cold now (don't know why), so it is kind of messing with my mind. I used to be the winter's biggest fan.

You are a little weird, but so am I!

Emma Sometimes said...

tornados? yikes, but warm weather is always good!! I love spring, too...

JRH said...

"Ok, call me weird." Okay, you're weird - but only in the most delightful way! I understand exactly what you mean - no tornados in my neck of the woods, but I feel the same way about earthquakes. They are quite stimulating, to say the least. I like them...as long as the roof stays up.

Leslee said...

R, I'm glad to know I've got great company!

Emma, Spring is beautiful. Spring breathes life. The tulips and daffodils spring forth from the slumber, the trees start to put on fresh green leaves. And something else pretty amazing happened, our Christ came back to life.

jrh, I kinda figured you lived in earthquake territory according to my site meter. I've never actually been in one myself, unless you count the "ride" at the zoo when I was 15. There's something about the air when the weather is really "right" for a tornado. Peanut's friend, Crack Baby, was stressing out last Friday and called Peanut in a panic because someone had mentioned the word tornado on tv. Peanut finally handed me the phone and told me to talk to her. I did. I assured Crack Baby there was nothing to be scared of that night, we didn't have the "right" weather.

JRH said...

Surprisingly enough, people here talk about "earthquake weather," which I'm pretty sure is very similar to tornado weather - hot and maybe a little muggy with an electric anticipation hanging in the air. Scientists pooh-pooh the notion, but some people swear by it.

Lynn said...

I'm lovin' the warmer weather, cannot wait for spring, but tornadoes scare the heck out of me!