Monday, June 28, 2010

Newsflash: 9 minute hurricane

Yes Yes, I have been pretty slacker with the entries, and I apologize. Before I do a "catch-up" entry though, I will put up these crazy pictures and talk about our very own natural disaster.

As the title says, we had a nine-minute hurricane in Charlottesville. Apparently this bad-boy stormed across Blacksburg, VA (aka home of Virginia Tech) before rampaging into Charlottesville. Did I mention that this was the first day of the first session of Orientation? For those nervous first years out there (and nervous parents), it was quite a story to tell.

The rain poured down around 5pm, instantly drenching the pavement and all those who were unfortunately outside. This weather wasn't too surprising though, because we've had flash thunderstorms (and flood warnings) a couple weeks before. However, things got noticeably scarier when the wind picked up and the rain started falling horizontally. As seen by the pictures, the wind shook branches and hurled small stones against the window. Finally large trees were brought down with lightning, thunder accentuating each thud.

Then it stopped and it was 5:13pm. The damage? Power lines were out (the building I was in and my house, as well as the entire Corner and Downtown area had no electricity), traffic was in confusion as street lights had ceased to work and fallen trees directed the flow of traffic. Incredulous people pointed and stared at a crushed car on 14th street. It seemed like all roads leading out of Charlottesville were blocked by purposefully spiteful trees and power lines.

After work, I rushed home and went straight to my refrigerator to chug my soymilk. No way was I going to let my oh-so-expensive $2.50/carton soymilk go bad. I had cereal for dinner that night.

19 comments:

佩春 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。.................................................................

郁雯郁雯 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

王名仁 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

佳皓佳皓 said...

要經常發表文章 最愛你了呦..................................................

蔡燕 said...

去冬眠以前,臨去秋波一下~~大家順利!!!............................................................

于倫 said...

人生最可憐的是半途而廢,最可悲的是喪失信心,最遺憾的是浪費時間,最可怕的是沒有恆心。..................................................

林柏毅林柏毅 said...

Practice what you preach.............................................................

陳佑發 said...

當最困難的時候,也就是離成功不遠的時候。..................................................

紹函紹函 said...

獨居時,要反省自己的過錯;在社會大眾之間,則要忘卻別人的過失。..................................................

蔡舜娟蔡舜娟 said...

快下班囉~來幫你加油~~.................................................................

CedricD_Mccloud07043.3 said...

真正仁慈的人,會忘記他們做過的善行,他們全心投入現在的工作,過去的事已被遺忘。..................................................

蔡書豪蔡書豪 said...

時時關心,時時感動。..................................................

凱v胡倫 said...

傻氣的人喜歡給心 雖然每次都被笑了卻得到了別人的心..................................................................

凱許倫 said...

婚姻對男人來說是賭他的自由,對女人而言卻是賭她的幸福。.................................................................

家唐銘 said...

不要去想沒拿到的東西,多想想自己手裡所擁有的..................................................

凱v胡倫 said...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

偉曹琬 said...

人生是一連串的課程,必須活過才能明白。......................................................

怡涂涂涂均 said...

may the blessing be always with you!!............................................................

Mel @小翼 said...

Oh.. my gosh. This is insane! Just like the 40 inches of snow we were supposed to get last semester... I hope you were alright.