Saturday, September 13, 2008
What is it about imminent doom that makes me so excited, feel so cozy, and in love with my family and friends?
We in College Station seem to be doing pretty well. Nothing but a bunch of tree limbs and leaves to be found in our yard.
We still have power.
Lots of Houston and none of Galveston has power.
We live about 90 miles from Houston...which means we're about 3 hours from Galveston.
It looks so weird outside, but we're doing well.
The trampoline is still where it belongs.
Good thing...it SO does not match my living room furniture.
We spent the evening with sweet friends, eating good food, watching Geraldo be a drama queen on Fox News.
We loved the "Certain Death" picture that flashed on the screen any time the news mentioned the Galveston residents who stayed on the island during the storm.
Who stays in a place with a flashing "Certain Death" picture hovering over their home?
Can you imagine the search and rescue?
When someone gets picked up by a helicopter, what do the people in the helicopter say?
I'm sure the people who stayed on the island get into the helicopter and start making excuses for why they thought it was a good idea to stay somewhere that the police were telling people to write their social security numbers on their arms with a Sharpie so their bodies can be easily identified.
Surely the coast guards cut the goobers off and just say..."You need to stop talking. You're an idiot. What part of certain death did you not understand?"
For us...here, a safe distance from the storm...
For some reason, our hunkerin' involved going out into the front yard at around 10 p.m. and watching each other do gymnastics.
You read that right.
The GROWN UPS took turns doing cartwheels, hand stands, back bends, front hand springs and walk overs.
We don't know.
I still can't remember how that started.
And no...our hunkering did not involve alcohol of any sort.
What I do know is...
I'm hurting and sore.
I haven't done a cartwheel since I was in school...I'm sure of it.
Once our kids turned into sleep deprived lunatics, we went home.
Aaron and I watched Baby Mama.
Oh funny day.
What did you do?
How did you hunker?