March 02, 2012

random musings 3.2.2012

HAPPY FRIDAY! I'm so beyond happy it's Friday this week has been a long one. Of course yesterday's weather here was amazing. Mike and I had our first official "Front Porch Happy Hour" when we got home from work. Today, it's a totally different story. Tornadoes are touching down all over the South and my nerves are shot. More on that with todays Random Musings brought to us by Shana! If you join in be sure to head over to her blog and link up!

  • Tornadoes: I'm not used to these things. I call them 'things' but I really want to say "these son of a bitches". There I said it. I've lived here in the South for over 7 years this past Fall and I am STILL 100% not used to them. I guess that is a good thing, who ever gets used to tornadoes anyway? My nerves are shot. Today on the radio I heard the announcer say that it's wise to get yourself and loved ones to a safe place and if you own a helmet to put it on. I never in a million years would have ever thought I'd need a helmet but it makes perfect sense.  Many people lost their lives in the storms last year and the ones starting this year. Most were possibly due to head injuries. If it gives me a fighting chance, I might have to seriously think about purchasing one.
  • Mike and I were going to walk around this evening at our town's First Friday's. It's a great little monthly event that our town puts on where people can set up tables on the side walk and sell their wares, crafts, and just about anything you can imagine. The doors to local bars open and people filter into the streets all evening. Often there is live music on certain corners and for once our little town shows it's as hip as it feels to us. I figured that this type of event would be a great thing for buying local. {our new mission}. Granted we don't always have the need to buy crafts, but I'd much rather purchase something that is one of a kind for our home from a local artist than spend my money at Kirkland's or Target. That being said the event has been canceled due to the weather so we'll have to figure something else out. I am sort of bummed because it would have been like a little mini-date night.
  • In non-tornado related news, Mike and I are on the hunt for a new home. Don't get excited, we're thinking rental again. We aren't ready to purchase a home just yet. The issue we're finding is that most of the homes in our price range we want to pay are pretty crummy. Our current home is nice, it's a great size and we have a large yard our issue with it is that we have outrageous utility bills. Our bills for the electric/water/waste management cost more than half of our rent every month. It's pretty crazy. We have an old shotty unit which we've had our landlord come out to fix over and over again. Needless to say we're sort of fed up and ready for a change. We've been looking since before the wedding but nothing fits. Thankfully our choice to move isn't one that HAS to happen immediately, we have time to search, and find a nice fit. I just hope we find something before the dead of summer is upon us.
  • Yesterday after eating lunch at the house Mike and I were driving back to our offices. We have an intersection close to our home that is notorious for people not yielding to you when you have the right of way. Yesterday was no different. I had the green light and started to go straight some girl coming from the right lane cut right in front of me. I do what I do every time something like this happens and blew my Jeep horn, loudly and proceeded to flip her off. She then yelled at me from her side view mirror and started to cuss me out and then started laughing at me a few moments later. I thought it was comical in that I hadn't given her any emotion other than flipping her off and mouthing that she was a F-ing, See you next tuesday... She then proceeded to get on her cell phone I guess to tell everyone she had ever met about this. I drove behind her the entire way to Mike's office and when there was a break in traffic due to someone turning left, I got over, and got around the car turning. This little college aged bitch, speeds past me in the right lane, then jumps back in front of me cutting me off just be be a little shit. Oh to be 20 something and think you rule the world again. I was calm during the incident but the more I thought I about it the more it stuck in my crawl. You can take the East Coaster out of the city but you can't take the road rage out of her system. I wish I had a claw that I could snatch her out of her car and strangle her... Soprano's style.
  • I wish I had more to type about but after just witnessing the hail storm that went through I'm pretty much freaked out of my mind!!! There was a wall of white, you couldn't see anything. If you are in the South today please be safe! I'm signing off to keep my ears tweaked to the radio for warnings to take cover for tornadoes, apparently one touched down over the river a few moments ago and basically took out a business.
Happy Weekend EVERYONE!!!!
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Anonymous said...

I hope you guys stay safe with the craziness of tornadoes! I don't think I could ever get used to them, that's for sure. Sending good vibes your way for lots more front porch happy hour nights!

tiny dancer said...

Front porch happy hour! Ingenius! I can't wait for warmer weather to head my way so I can end the weekdays with that :) Thanks for sharing! Darling little blog you have here <3


Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Glad we didn't need our helmets on friday!! Such a scare though huh?

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Absolutely Brit!

Anonymous said...

I have the worst road rage. I'll kill a bitch. HA!

Kathryn said...

The whole tornado thing is seriously scary. I'm used to having lots of tornado warnings up here in Chicago, but I have never been victim to an actual tornado (thank God). How exciting that you're looking for a new place! As much as I hate moving, it's so much fun to start afresh and decorate a new place. And I'm proud of you for keeping your cool when that beeyatch started messing with you on the road. I have HORRIBLE road rage and that kind of thing sticks with me all day, too! grrr

Shana said...

Tornadoes scare the bejeezus out of me. We don't generally have them here, though we did have one two years ago. If they start to be a regular thing, you can be sure I'll be purchasing a helmet and wearing it daily. Seriously.

Good luck on the house hunt.

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