23 years old and severe weather still frightens me.
Last night, storms ripped across the Central Texas area. Our weatherman kept interrupting Biggest Loser to bring updates--I immediately become scared. So, knowing how mom is able to fix everything, I give her a call and ask her what to do. (Insert the story about me telling grandpa he should call mom to tell us where the car is in the parking lot). She tells me the proper precautions to take...
Meanwhile, my roommate Nikki had just gotten done eating at a Mexican restaurant. They make these margaritas that are ridiculously strong and incredibly good. Having just had two 'ritas, tipsy Nikki returns home and as the sirens sounded, we stockpiled ourselves in the bathroom.
As you can see, I'm scared and she's tipsy.
The good thing about having tipsy Nikki in the room is she made it more funny than frightening. In fact, I believe after this photo was taken she said "It's a good thing we're in here, I may throw up." She was also brave enough to leave the bathroom to ensure we had all the essentials: flashlights, candles, lighter, pizza, cake, DDP and Vodka. Boy were we prepared.
We had also turned the tv up very loud to hear updates. Our meteorologist said that putting football or bike helmets on your children was a good idea to keep their heads safe. I remembered that I had my bike helmet inside, so... I kept myself safe.
Still terrified, and she's still tipsy.
We stayed in the bathroom for probably 30 minutes.
There was no tornado.
And I would like to conclude by saying that just because I'm from Kansas does NOT mean that I'm immune from tornadoes. People kept telling me I had no reason to worry because I'm from Kansas. All the more reason to be scared, I say. I've seen what tornadoes do. And they scare me. The end.
Monday, April 25, 2011
About a month ago Robert sent me a message on Facebook asking if I would be interested in coming to David City for Easter. I agreed and immediately was excited to surprise Megan when I showed up on her doorstep.
Fast forward a month
I left Manhattan and headed north. The Kansas part of the drive is great because it is the Flint Hills, and I am a sucker for the Flint Hills. Once I entered Nebraska, the only thing that willed me to go on was knowing I was going to see Megan, Robert, Tramp, and Wigglewert. After that painful drive I pulled up to Megan and Robert's house, but was called over to talk to their crazy neighbor. After realizing that you literally can't communicate with him I left and went to the door. Megan saw me through the window and freaked out. I successfully surprised here (high five to Robert). After the grand tour of the gorgeous home, Megan and I waited for Robert to come home.
Friday night, we all went to the thriving metropolis of Columbus Nebraska. I saw her school and we ate at a place that looks like it was modeled after the 70's. Columbus is pretty great!
Saturday we went to Lincoln and returned stuff/shopped. It was thrilling! We also went to the movie Arthur. I came in with low expectations and wasn't disappointed. Then we came home and watched a movie. Overall a great day!
Sunday I woke up to Megan cooking breakfast. It was delicious! Then she surprised Robert and I with hidden easter baskets! Mine had mac and cheese, dove chocolate, and a 2 liter of diet dr. pepper. It was great! She found some good hiding spots for next year...
Overall, I had a great time in Nebraska. No crazy stories, just a great time with part of the family!