Monday, April 03, 2006

Softball and Tornados

So tonight we had our third softball game. So far we are 1-2. We lost so bad tonight that they had to call the ten run rule. Oh well. Last week we WON so bad that they had to call the ten run rule. The most exciting thing of the whole game tonight was when a girl on the other team hit a pop up over the dug out and nailed the windshield of a car. (Yes, I parked Scott's truck right beside that car, and no, I will not be parking it there again. He already gave me the lecture.)

But here is the thing. In the middle of the game, the clouds move in, rain sets in... in some places it actually hailed. It was over eighty degrees. Unbelievable. Then at the end of the inning when we were going back into the dug-out I hear the ump talking to the other coach about how we may have to go get in our cars in case of a tornado, so he wanted everybody to be watching.

What in the world?

Never in my life did I think that I (#1) would be playing softball and (#2) be watching for tornados at the same time. Living in the south is kinda crazy.

Also at school this morning had our first tornado warning which means that there was one sited. (watch means to watch out because the conditions are just right for one, and warning means that a funnel cloud has actually been sited. It took me awhile to understand that. To me, watch means, "Watch out, there's one a 'comin!" )

Anyhow, in all my time in school and teaching everything has just been a "drill." It was crazy to have something actually happen, though nothing happened really at all.

I still can't figure out which is worse, a tornado, or an earthquake. I guess we are really okay with the tornados as long as we aren't living in a trailer!

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