Friday, September 05, 2008

a day in the life - tropical storm hanna edition - part seven

8:57 pm
i'm having a lot of random thoughts. is it possible to be delirious from spending too much time at the hotel?

we've been up in the room watching food network's bbq and chili challenge. matty and i decided that we should contact christopher guest , and suggest that his next mockumentary should follow the characters who travel the chili cook-off circuit. if you know what i'm talking about, then you will most likely think this is a very funny idea...

the wind/rain has definitely started, and at times the rain hitting our window is making it difficult for me to hear jim cantore. which means it is makin it difficult for me to make fun of jim cantore.

all morning, while jim cantore was broadcasting from the Outer Banks, i kept thinking about how i can't wait to go see "Nights in Rodanthe."

9:14 pm
my mother just called from the beach house where she is spending the night with my grandparents (aside: my grandparents are both over 95 years old, and live in Port Charlotte, FL. several years ago, after their home was damaged by Charley, the family decided that it was a good idea for grabbie and pop-pop to spend hurricane season up here. they rent a beach house in september and october.) anyway, my mother called to ask me if the power had gone out over here, since they couldn't see Southport anymore. the rain bands were heavy enough to obscure their view across the water (a distance of about 3 miles.)

9:24 pm
boredom has set in.



3 comments:

Jenny said...

Just caught up on your recap of the hotel stay. Man, that stinks. I remember we evacuated from New Orleans once and made it a mini vacation of course after about 3 days we were like you, in the hotel twiddling our thumbs and couldn't go home. Hang in there! And I hope everyone stays safe.

sweetfunkyvintage said...

You are killin' me! It rained here last week for about 30 minutes. I went outside and enjoyed it. I so miss rain. I forgot that it never rains in California.
Could it be possible that I am a tiny bit jealous of your hurricane weather? It makes me miss home.
I grew up in Florida and spent 6 years in South Carolina...

:)
Missy

ps - hang in there!

michelle said...

Yes! That is an awesome idea for a Christopher Guest movie! You're definitely on to something there, Lelly.