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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Me? Worried? Nah...

Chronological list of events as to how I spent my day:

1.) Woke up.
2.) Turned TV to CNN to make sure Hurricane Rita wasn't here yet.
3.) Got ready for work.
4.) Watched more CNN, just in case Rita made it to Houston in the hour that it took me to get ready.
5.) Pet my cat.
6.) Watched more CNN.
7.) Got on Internet to see if there was more current information about Rita.
8.) Listened to my new Kanye West CD.
9.) Went to work.
10.) Talked about Hurricane Rita with every single person that bumped into me.
11.) Went to lunch.
12.) Decided that I needed to use my lunch break to buy leave-in conditioner and straightener for my hair. (If Rita really does hit, I at least need my hair to look fabulous.)
13.) Went back to work.
14.) Checked cnn.com for updates on Rita.
15.) Talked to boss about Rita.
16.) Asked boss for vacation next month. (Going to Mexico! WooHoo!)
17.) Checked cnn.com again.
18.) Cured cancer.
19.) Checked cnn.com
20.) Took a coffee break for the soul purpose of getting away from my computer and obsessively clicking the hurricane tracker button on cnn.com.
21.) Freaked out.
22.) Talked to The Defective Writer. She calmed me down.
23.) Left work.
24.) Bought a months worth of cat food for my diva-slut cat.
25.) Called my parents.
26.) Came home.
27.) Cooked all the meat in my fridge/freezer, in case the power goes out.
28.) Paid all my bills, including writing an early check to the mortgage company. (Ouch!)
29.) The Defective Writer called me on the phone. She was no longer calm.
30.) Went into super-duper, full-fledged panic mode.
31.) Talked to neighbors about evacation plans.
32.) Looked up flood plain maps for my neighborhood.
33.) Called parents. Freaked them out with my freaked-out-ness.
34.) Threw up.
35.) Took a shower.
36.) Blow dried my hair. (It looks fabulous right now, btw.)
37.) Drank (slammed) 3 glasses of wine to calm myself.
38.) Wine kicked in.
39.) Decided to check cnn.com one last time.
40.) Blogged.

posted by The Merry Widow at 1:38 AM |


Commented by Blogger David:

You and the cat will be well fed and taken care of I am sure.
You are immortal ( not immoral).
What would the world do if Merry Widow was not there???

3 glasses of wine and you can still blog?
your a flippin' legend!
hip hip hurrah for MW

afbxznos= all free blue xylophone zoo not on sunday

September 21, 2005 2:06 AM 
Commented by Blogger Angel Eyes:

ooohh.. wow.. ur one superwoman i can say!

I enjoy reading ur blog!

September 21, 2005 4:41 AM 
Commented by Blogger DebbieDoesLife:

You're day sounds like mine. I think I live far enough north of Galveston that this thing won't be a problem. I am filling up my car with gas everyday this week. Bought water yesterday (and wine, and soda, and Honeybuns--my 12 year old has already eaten half of those! Oh, no!!) The thing I keep reminding my friends is that New Orleans would have been okay but it was in a bowl that broke. Take care.

September 21, 2005 6:31 AM 
Commented by Blogger Darbi:

Okay, MW, here is the plan. Either
a) Me, Chris, Lauren, Jonathan, and all of our frickin' animals are going to evacuate to Fairfield (about halfway between us and Dallas) to stay with my parents
b) Me, Chris, Lauren, Jonathan, and all of our frickin' animals are going to hunker down together (house TBD) and ride this thing out.

Wrenchbender has to work so he will not be with us. There will be 5 dogs and 2 cats (3 if you come with yours!) between all of us. Whichever way we go you are WELCOME to come with us. We are convoying to Fairfield if we go there and you can ride with us or take your own car.

Let us know if you need anything!!

September 21, 2005 8:33 AM 
Commented by Blogger Defective Writer:

I am too calm!!! But I went to Wal-Mart at 10:30 last night and there was no water... No WATER!!! OMG! OMG! OMG!

I need a drink...

September 21, 2005 9:00 AM 
Commented by Blogger Freebird:

Same here. No water and very little canned food at my Walmart. Makes me thirsty just thinking about it.

September 21, 2005 9:07 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Nilla:

Okay stop panicking or you won't be able to think straight!!

Did anyone tell you to evacuate? If not, then it won't be worse than those other storms (complete with boats). You aren't as low as poor New Orleans. And I agree with the "bowl that broke" thing. As soon as those big fat storms hit land they lose intensity. Lots of rain, tell yourself, lots of rain.... you'll be fine.

September 21, 2005 9:30 AM 
Commented by Blogger some girl:

Look, people, if I've said it once, I've said it a millions times, get out of Texas all together. I'm not just talking trash (yeah, I kind of am, but it's totally with love) because according to MSN's slate magazine (http://slate.msn.com/id/2126321/) the best places to ride out Natural Disaters are Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. I mean if you don't mind running away from the 'squitoes cause of the encephalitis or west nile, and of course the cost of living means that I can pay rent but can't afford to buy food, but I am totally happy here. So, yeah.

September 21, 2005 11:15 AM 
Commented by Blogger Surfie:

I'm a gonner, Merry. I can't handle no electricity for weeks (yah, weeks). That, and I have to have it to work. This storm is going to kick Texas' azzzz...

Reconsider, please.

September 21, 2005 12:58 PM 
Commented by Anonymous single girl:

I grew up in Beaumont. My parents are still there...luckily they already had plans to come visit me this weekend. Otherwise, I'm sure they'd be sitting there boarding up windows and planning to ride it out.

Maybe after everyone seeing the wrath of Katrina, they'll heed the warnings more closely on Rita. All of you folks in H-town, get out of there. Better safe than sorry anyday. *hugs*

September 21, 2005 1:32 PM 
Commented by Blogger little sister:

Come to Indiana if you have to....I have a futon and an aerobed....or you could move into my fabulous highrise apartment and I'll move in with the Snoggerific Scientist....or you and I could drink Margaritas in lovely downtown Indy.

And don't worry about the highrise...it's not tornado season.

We just want you to keep your fabulousness intact!

September 21, 2005 5:28 PM 
Commented by Blogger Kami:

Oh, no! My GMIL already left Bellaire. Good luck! You can come stay with us in Dallas, and your hair MUST look fabby here. :)

September 21, 2005 9:20 PM 
Commented by Blogger mrtl:

Gah! Tell that bitch Rita to back the f. off.

September 21, 2005 10:37 PM 

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