We're getting ready for a Tropical Storm!
I'm actually kind of excited - it's been a couple of years since my last hurricane/tropical storm. I've lived through many kinds of natural disasters and I have to say that hurricanes are my favorite. For one - you can see them coming! Days and days in advance! This soothes my natural tendancy to freak out over surpirses because there IS NO SURPRISE!
Also, it's a good excuse for a party - can't tell you how many "hurricane" parties I hosted and attended in my nine years of college. My liver is probably groaning with the recollection. Yes, siree - I've got this hurricane thing down pat by now.
And yet, there are plenty of people who always seem to wait until the last minute in order to stock up on the essentials. This being my 10th or so major storm - I had my shopping done days ago. Now, I can safely scurry home after work and be assured that there is plenty of milk, water, bread, pop tarts and vienna sausages.
Yes, indeed - that's typical storm fare for us at Chez Calicobebop. I used to stock up on liquor, wine and beer too however, now that I'm the lone adult responsible for Ms. Muffin I have decided to abstain for the time being. So, as far as I know, this will be my first sober hurricane! Yay!
In addition to the food and beverages I went to the library and procured books and DVDs! Am I brilliant or what? Now we'll be entertained with power or without! Oh, and Hanna gave me the perfect excuse to stop into Yankee Candle and get some "life saving" candles! Mmmm, spiced pumpkin! My favorite!
All that's left at this point is the storm itself! Bring it baby - we're ready for you!
But, ummm, Hanna? Please spare the pine tree in my backyard!! Please?!?!?! Kai Thanx!