Too Close For Comfort
All day there were predictions of terrible storms this afternoon. We had the radio on at work and the weather man said that starting at 3pm things would start to get bad. It was getting hyped up so much that I was almost certain we would end up getting nothing but some droplets of rain.
But right on target, the pitter patters started at 3:03pm. It was a downpour within minutes and things weren’t looking too good. I checked the weather channel online, and saw that they had tweeted that a rotation had been spotted at 170 and Ladue.
Well that’s a little too close for comfort. Despite having floor to ceiling windows at my desk, we never saw rotation and never even heard sirens. By the time I read the tweet things had already cleared up, but my company emailed us saying we could leave if we felt we needed to. I was finished with my work for the day so I decided to go down to the basement gym and get in some light cardio.
As I was completing my 3 miles on the elliptical, people starting flooding in. Apparently the sirens were going off at this point and the gym was suggested as the place to go!
Yes it’s awkward to have half your company walk in while you’re sweating.
I ended up staying there with them for another half hour or so just sitting around on machines and watching reports of the nearly baseball sized hail we were getting.
Finally we all decided the tornado threat was over and we could brave the rain to make it home. I was pretty hungry by 6 so I made myself a quick and easy stir fry dinner. For two servings (lunch tomorrow), I prepared 1 cup of brown rice and tossed almost a full bag of TJ’s frozen stir fry mix into a pan with some olive oil. I also added in a cup of chickpeas for protein and my sauce of choice was an organic teriyaki sauce.
In about 10 minutes I had a warm and comforting meal to enjoy while the rain beat down outside.
I finished up dinner right before I had my second IIN Health History with a fellow blogger. It went well and it’s so nice to actually talk to the people I email/comment with all day!
Now the storms have moved east and I’m hanging out watching the American Idol finale. And eating bedtime snacks of a small sweet potato with cinnamon and a grapefruit.
- Who do you want to win American Idol?
I haven’t followed that closely, but I did kind of like James Durbin before he got voted off. Scott doesn’t really do it for me even though I love country music. Either will be fine – but it’s one of those situations where I think it’s actually better not to win so you have more freedom with your career. I can’t believe how young the kids are this year!