Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Zing and pep

{Sorry, Megyn, you're far too zing-y & peppy for severe weather.}

There was a very serious, incredibly powerful storm that passed through our area yesterday. There were words tossed around like "tornado" and "warning" and "take cover" and "go to safety." It was even suggested that I drive my car into a ditch to take cover. Ironically, I was home for lunch at the time that these words were delivered by an overly peppy weather lady with perfect hair, smart-looking glasses and flawless red lips. You know, to really drive home the point of severity with lots of zing and pep.

I think irony is a pretty neat concept. Except when it involves me forgetting my umbrella in the rain. Or, wearing open toed shoes in the snow. Then, well, it's just my own stupidity at work. Not some funny ironic concept presented by Alanis Morissette. But irony was actually alive and well at our house yesterday. Something funny happened as my eyes were glued to the peppy weather girl: she uttered the words "take cover" and then the satellite dish went out and the dog and I were left in total silence. Well, except for the intense winds and rain outside.

Our dog Rudi does this funny thing when there are weird sounds: she looks skeptical, meets my eyes and waits for me to give her permission to worry. Or freak out. Like, when something falls in the bathroom or someone pulls in the driveway. Yesterday, as the TV went silent and the tornado sirens began to blare, she gave me the look. I quickly confirmed that yes, it is suitable for us to freak out now. So, we went into the basement. To freak out. Together. Without television-based assistance to let us know that we didn't need to freak out. It was a lot of fun.

The threat quickly passed and we were left unharmed. Crisis averted. However, this confirms my belief that zing, pep and red lipstick have no place in the severe weather warnings department.

1 comment:

The Bipolar Diva said...

I'm glad you're ok. That weather is crazy stuff!


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