Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Weird Fortune - Part Two

As you will recall, last week I got a very unusual fortune in a fortune cookie. It said 'Something unusual will happen at work next week.' At the time, I assumed the guy flipping his car over right outside our building was the weirdness even if it was a week early. However, I was mistaken.

This week has been quite unusual because of the hurricane threat to the Gulf Coast including my little corner of Southeast Texas. Some of the more excitable types at work have been losing their shit since Monday before the storm even hit the Florida Keys. Those same women are now losing their shit, not only for themselves, but also for those of us who refuse to lose our shit until the last possible moment.

I make this promise to you. If I ever get that fortune in a cookie again, I'm burning that bastard.


Jen T. (that's me) said...

Yes, the town cryers are out in force. Let's have a party to spite them!

Aw, heck... I gotta admit: I'm packing bags tonight, too.

Susan in St. Paul said...

I think its about time for my road trip to Beaumont, if I leave today...

sophmom said...

I'm sorry, darlin'. It sucks. You guys be careful, and be safe.

Aisha said...

Hang in there-- or run...whichever seems the thing at the last minute. Fortune cookies-- who wants'em---along with horoscopes.


chrysalis said...

be safe... that storm is growing

Al said...

Talked to friends in the Keys - just a little flooding. less than when Katrina blew through. I hate these damn storms - Did three last year. Stay Safe. Best plan is to head inland, get some adult beverages and play "Hunker Down"
(Drinking Game)
Everytime you here "hunker down" to one shot
If the person is wearing a rain slicker - two shots
If the person has a portable wind meter - chug
Good luck kiddo - keeping safe thoughts

Ed Abbey said...

Having seen what Hurricane Katrina just did and knowing the forecasted path of Rita is coming right at me and knowing that CNN just reported it as a Catagory 4, I think my sphincter would tighten up just a few notches. Wishing you all the best. Happy looting!

Sophmom said...

I'm thinking now's a good time to boogie, fast, to high ground out of the path of this thing. She's a monster. Keep us posted.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

You going to have to pack up your old kit bag and go, kid? Good luck.

Laurie said...

Jen - At least we got to leave work at noon today. Woo hoo!

Susan - Might I suggest you wait a day or two...or three?

Sophmom - My son and his wife are coming in tonight from Houston so I feel better about things.

Aisha - I think I'm going to hang unless it takes a bad north turn.

Chrysalis - Don't I know it?! It's a bad mutha!

Al - I still have plenty of birthday party liquor left. We might have to try that one. Although I've never quite understood the need for a game to drink.

Ed - I have my stores of choice all picked out. I'm starting at Foley's.

Sophmom - You are right, of course. I'm going to wait a bit though.

Old Horsetail - Yeah, we might have to leave. Thanks for the good thoughts.

Susan in St. Paul said...

I figured if I thought about going there the Hurricane would stay away from you guys, I don't know why but it often seems to work that way ;-)

Susan in St. Paul said...

Sorry, I guess it didn't work ;-(

Laurie said...

Susan - Thanks for trying!!