Thursday, May 26, 2011

So THIS Happened Last Night....FEATURING The STICKMAN Family

Being Midwesterners, and living in Tornado Alley, we are quite used to storms. Rarely do we bat an eye, much less batten down the hatches.

Every year, from early March until about November, you keep an extra eye out for funnel shaped clouds, and an ear out for wind that howls like a train.

But rarely do you duck & cover after leaving Elementary school.

As you get older, you barely pay attention, until they say one is on the ground and headed for your house. Then you hope your friend with the basement is home. Or you get in a bathtub/interior hallway.

Honestly, Midwesterners have become complacent with thunderstorms.

Much like Californians and Earthquakes.

Or Floridians/New Orleanians and Hurricanes.

However, with all that's happened recently in Joplin, MO and Tuscaloosa, AL, we thought we might take more precautions last night when we saw THIS.

So, we gathered the kids together in an interior hallway, which we had lined with mattresses and couch cushions.

And THAT'S when the trouble began.

I shit you not (pun intended), RIGHT after this, the dog came in and farted.

We decided to take our chances with the storm at that point, and evacuated the mattress cave.


Miley said...

bwahahahaha!! Too funny.
Well, not the tornado part but the rest :)

Reminds me of my road trip last year where my kids would say "roll down the window" and before they could get out the words we all wanted to cry...

Stacie's Madness said...

ROFLMAO...This would SO be my family as well. good times.

Stacie's Madness said...

ROFLMAO...This would SO be my family as well. good times.

Pat said...

Say all you want about how brave the Midwesterner's are, but THIS one is one 'fraidy cat! My mother put the fear of GOD in me when it just RAINS! If the wind picked up at all, we'd all march down to the basement and sit in the southwest corner where it was supposed to be the safest. It doesn't help that now I live in a freakin' trailer! I was pretty scared last husband was calm. If a tornado was coming we'd have to run to the bathrooms for shelter, which is about 100 yards away. Do we sit in the Men's or Women's?

Look at your map. Do you see Ottawa all the way to the left near the top? We are staying about 10 miles west of there. So, yeah. All that crap that came your way? Been there, done that. In a FREAKIN' TRAILER!

laughingmom said...

You were in a "wind" tunnel!

Greg said...

You should have brought your gas masks...shame shame.

Coffeypot said...

I don't blame you, Dude. Nothing smells worse than a dog fart. Well, maybe Rosie McDonald's breath.

Anonymous said...

lol Im sure your wife really appreciated you making the cartoon and all.

Anonymous said...

Could have been worse, we were doing this same kind of thing last night. No farts, but the dog wandered in and threw up on the floor.


Mrs. Pickle said...

Well said Coffepot! You pretty much took the words out of my mouth

Momma Fargo said...

Very funny. So glad I can use my mattresses for their intended purpose. However, in a few weeks, I might have to make mine into a raft.


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