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Living in the path of Hurricane Fay

I have gallon bottles of water sitting in my garage from the preparations for the year of hurricanes that was 3 years ago.  Thankfully, Tampa was never hit and the worst that we suffered was a loss of power for a week.  Which was awful, mind you….scrambling eggs on the grill is not something at which I feel proficient.  However, it wasn’t that big a deal, more a minor inconvenience compared to the havoc in Punta Gorda or the devastation seen in New Orleans.

I’m really not even that worried about Fay and her path.  I guess it’s part ego in that I believe that if we’re going to be taken out by a hurricane, it’s not going to be by one with a sissy name like Fay.  I might feel threatened if Hurricane Angus or Tropical Storm Maxiumus were breathing down our necks, but Fay makes me think of tea cozies and knitting circles and I just can’t get worked up about that.

I think we all know that because I just said that, Fay is about to get her angry on and come storming through Brandon, taking out one house and one house only.  It’s an anomaly, the newscaster will say after seeing that the rest of the homes in our neighborhood are untouched.  It’s my big fat mouth, I’ll be telling the CNN reporters who come to report on our brush with disaster.

But I don’t feel the need to run out and stockpile more water, canned goods or batteries. There’s a good chance that the kids will be out of school during the first week of school, just to be safe if Fay continues to menace the east coast….*snort*…seriously, does FAY sound menacing?  Tell me it doesn’t sound like she’s going to come over and shake a kitten at you. If was Hurricane Tammy Fay I’d be petrified.  Those eyelashes come off in hurricane force winds, we are talking potentially deadly projectiles.

I digress.

Perhaps I’m just a little high off the first-day-back-to-school solitude, but I can’t work up any hurricane angst.  We’re not running for the hills just yet.  I have plans to go to a friend’s house where we will grill up all the food that’s going to rot if we lose power, so for a few days we’ll be eating steak with a side of pork chops with chicken breasts for dessert.  Our kids can play and we can drink wine and have ourselves a grand old hurricane party.

However, if I’m wrong, feel free to come save us.

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10 Comments on “Living in the path of Hurricane Fay”

  1. #1 Kristine
    on Aug 18th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    LOL Love the cats!

    And I agree with you about Fay, woosy name for sure.

    Kristines last blog post..Show and Tell of the feline variety – part 2

  2. #2 Bunnie
    on Aug 18th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Looks like you guys will not get it too bad, but be safe all the same. Lots of those Katrina victims were thinking the same way you are, right? Hopefully, that damn storm will come dump some rain on us up in the ATL, God knows we are dry as hell.

    Bunnies last blog post..Manga Ya Face

  3. #3 Izzy
    on Aug 18th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I’m not appreciating Fay’s disrupting my life like this. Especially since I forgot she was coming and bought all that damn food yesterday. Grrrr…

    Izzys last blog post..Have You Met My Son?

  4. #4 Holly at Tropic of Mom
    on Aug 18th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Hahaha! For one hurricane, I ate all the remaining ice cream for breakfast!

    Hope it goes well for you over there on the western coast.

    Holly at Tropic of Moms last blog post..Fay, Fay, go away

  5. #5 Melisa
    on Aug 18th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    You’ll be fine. I don’t think that Fay would dare mess with you. 🙂

    Melisas last blog post..My Baby’s No Baby

  6. #6 Evon Mease
    on Aug 18th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Well the only hurricane I have been through was Hugo…I guess though that name did fit 🙂 I tend to agree Fay is not much of a name for a storm none the less a hurricane. But actually having known Tammy Faye as my sister-in-law was a housekeeper for them for a bit…I would tend to agree. If they ever name one that promise me you will run for the hills. Probably not right to speak of the dead that way though…my bad…sorry.

    Love ya Anissa…and I pray you are right about Fay!

  7. #7 A Pretty Mess » Blog Archive » Living in the Path of Hurricane Fay
    on Aug 18th, 2008 at 11:48 pm
  8. #8 Lori
    on Aug 19th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    You crack me up, Anissa! Don’t ever become a weather person ok? I can hear it now “Hurricane Sissy is heading straight for us, it’s a Level Minus 5 which basically means it’s about as powerful as a spitball. Stay tuned for further outbursts–I mean, updates!” LOL . Anyway, sissy hurricane or not, stay safe! Hugs, Lori

  9. #9 Kelsey
    on Aug 19th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Either way stay safe girl!

    Kelseys last blog post..::Mosquitoes Collect Blood For Satan::

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