Big Wind Blew in From Winetka, Big Wind Blew Right Out Again.

High winds knocked out our power last night. All we had for background noise was the weather radio.

We were OK, until the computer voice gave the fear inducing warning:

blah, blah, blah, exclamation point, backslash, right bracket, double you, eye, left bracket, blah, blah, blah

In case you don’t have a NOAA weather radio, the same message is on a loop. Yes we listened for the entire two hours the power was out.

Nancy was OK with it, and I certainly was because having tinnitus, there is nothing worse than a totally silent room.

Even

exclamation point, backslash, right bracket, double you, eye, left bracket

gave me comfort.

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Big Wind Blew in From Winetka, Big Wind Blew Right Out Again. — 4 Comments

  1. We don’t have NOAA weather radio (God knows why, given my poindexterity) but we do sometimes have those flash flood or severe thunderstorm warnings come over the cable TV and the car radio during storms, and my kids are terrified of them. I have to spend a lot of time reassuring them that our van isn’t about to get swept away by floodwaters.

  2. @Gretchen: Yup, everybody is living in fear. They teach it in schools and reinforce it with PSA’s and commercials on TV. We have turned into a bunch of chicken shits.

  3. Oh, it’s not so bad today. Remember “duck and cover” and bomb shelters? Our cable company (before it was taken over by evil Time Warner) used to show hysterical old ’50s Cold War and hygiene films made for schoolchildren.

    I still remember the menstruation film shown to the girls in my Catholic school around 6th grade. Back then, boys weren’t allowed to hear about menstruation. (Like they ever wanted to.)

  4. @Gretchen: I will defer to you on this since you have kids that age. Yes, I remember duck and cover. I always wanted to see Reefer Madness, I think I’ll put it in my Netflix right now!