Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1st

Well, tonight was eventful. I got out of the shower and went to look at Twitter and saw that there was a freaking tornado in my city. So of course I thought I was going to vomit, since I live on the 6th floor and assumed I'd missed the sirens because I'd been in the shower and was no inevitably doomed. I looked outside and saw that the dark scary clouds were still a wee bit away and made the executive decision that the library basement was much safer than the dorm basement. I gathered the essentials (laptop, its charger, my wallet, a snack and water) and went outside during a goddamn tornado warning in order to get to the library, which is about two blocks from my place. There was a group of people sitting outside the library watching the sky, which it this point looked massively ominous, but I thought that was stupid so I went inside and to the basement.

Now, I never looked back at my dorm building when I was outside, and I don't know what was happening while I was in my room, but sometime between when I was in the shower and when I got to the library basement, this happened:

That's a funnel cloud above my building. An almost-tornado. Right there where I live.
I'm so glad I didn't see it live because I would have had an absolute mental breakdown. Tornadoes scare me so badly. So of course now I'm scared to go sleep in case the sirens go off again and I sleep through them. This is too much stress for finals week.

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! I'm glad you're okay, that was a good decision for you to go to the library basement. Good luck on the rest of your finals, I'm sure you won't sleep through the sirens. Stay safe! We still have to make it to England together!