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should I feel guilty for being amused by flooding?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ok, I know water rolling places where it should not go is a big deal. Hurricanes ripping stuff up, big storms causing rivers to meander, all bad news. I have a friend whose parents lost their home (her childhood home) to offshoots of the Mississippi behaving rambunctiously. But I'm in Chicago right now, watching an off ramp to I-294 out my office window, and chuckling everytime a knucklehead comes flying off the highway, only to jam on the brakes as he encounters the water lapping a third of a tire deep across the exit ramp. I mean, there's a lake outside my window that used to be a parking lot yesterday, with boxes and toys from the church/school next door floating across and ducks frolicking. Am I evil for being amused, even as I remember the houses I drove past while driving to work that had the Des Plaines River knocking at their back door?

So far, it seems flights are leaving O'Hare ok, and i hope that with the rain stopping, that will remain the case tonight at 8:30. With waterlogged ground, and more rain in teh forecast this weekend, I'm kind of curious whether there might be more of this next week when I return.

(in the meantime, maybe I'll try to do something resembling real exercise this weekend. I've been horribly slacking off recently. Really really really (x 82) need to change that. Weight has stabilized (as far as I know, since I didn't grab Twitchy this week, and will have managed to go 5 days without weighing myself (without really even caring about it). Not entirely sure that's an unvarnished good thing since I have no clue whether this week's eatings are adding to the scale or not. But it's nice to not be concerned with long as that doesn't lead to it being something again that I can't help but be concerned about.

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CLPURNELL 4/25/2013 1:02AM


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ROSCOEKR 4/19/2013 10:30AM

    Well sounds like you are getting a laugh at someone else expense. Just hope nobody gets hurt.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/18/2013 9:10PM

    I can't believe that so many people lack common sense when it comes to driving through pools of water that you don't know the depth of. Good grief!

We have had lots of rain here, too, but not as much as the Chicagoland area. Not much to do about it, that''s for sure.

Hope you made it back last night.

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PRIZM96 4/18/2013 4:00PM

    I'm afraid I would be highly entertained by it also! :-)

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