Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane Preparedness

So a reader asked me if I was getting ready for Irene. And yes, yes I am. Like any good citizen who has weathered a hurricane or two I know it is important to be prepared. I have gathered together all the essentials for unpleasant weather conditions....


A giant stack of magazines...


A book to read.
I am not 100% sold on this one, so if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them (bonus points if I can get it from the library)

Lots of snacks and ice in coolers for my Diet Coke.


And most importantly my outfit. I am thinking denim, striped top and rain boots.

Bad weather is no excuse for bad style.

Dear Irene,
I am just joking. I am taking you and your high winds very seriously. I am just not really in the mood to play. I will quit making fun of you, if you will head on out to sea. And if you rip my striped awnings down I am going to be pissed!!!
XO Sissy




18 comments:

  1. and who do you think your reader stressing out about Irene is? Me-Maureen. I just can't make my google thing work to post! Don't you think they should start sending the kids from UNCW home? That's a really small bridge for so many people.....hope it passes and your all safe!!

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  2. Hhaha! I have already picked up most of my essentials, just have to make a stop by barnes and nobles for a few books...and trader joes for some wine!!

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  3. Well, at least you're prepared. I mean, the perfect outfit IS essential in these situations. Seriously though, be VERY safe. We don't want you (or God forbid your striped awnings) harmed! :)

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  4. I WISH we would get some good rain here. We are talking 100 degree days and NO rain in TX!!! Love your hurricane plan:)

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  5. good luck! and get out those old dominos, too...

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  6. funny girl. Don't mess with those striped awnings, Irene.

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  7. just curious- if this thing shifts west (which they're talking about) at what point will you evacuate?

    hadn't thought about what i was gonna wear, great! one more thing to worry about. ;-)

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  8. Preparing over here in NY as well...magazines, check, junk food..working on this and as for reading, just finished Maine, HIGHLY recommend! Wishing you and yours a safe and dry week!
    xx
    Sue

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  9. Irene does look to be shifting west but those of us who have been around a while will probably stick this one out. And by "been around a while" that might be someone who, during Hurricane Fran, was 9 months pregnant, had an 11 month old at home and a husband who stayed at work the entire time. Yep, that's someone who's been around!! Good luck and stay safe everyone!

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  10. oops, left my comment on wrong page. book to read: Rules of Civility by Towles.

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  11. Be safe and let us know how those awnings do!

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  12. Wish I'd stocked up on more magazines... Booo! Jeff is doing P90x (right now, during the storm!) Annoying... happy storm reading! -A

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  13. Always good to be prepared! Stay safe :)

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  14. Hilarious letter to Irene, it cracked me up. :)

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  15. Hope now that it is over, you showed Irene who is boss!!! Way to prepare like a girl scout.

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  16. My library has 4 copies of Keith's book and I had my own copy that I read when it first came out. I LOVED this book and was totally amazed that he remembered so much. Pick it up, I think you will enjoy it.

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