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Twisters Touch in my Town

 Written by    June 14, 2013

First off, can we all just take a moment to appreciate the alliteration in the title of this post. Ok, moving on.

On a more serious note, yesterday I was home alone during a really bad thunderstorm, which didn’t really bother me. But then the tornado sirens began to blare near my house, and I started to get a little nervous. I’ve heard the sirens before and I’ve even seen a tornado touch down, but I had always been with someone else when they went off.

Being the foodie that I am, the first thing I did was make sure I had food in the basement in case I did have to spend a lot of time there. My parents were both stuck in Chicago, but I called to let them know I was all right (and I had no idea where we kept flashlights). After I had the food situation under control, I grabbed a blanket, my laptop, and my phone and headed to the basement. (I don’t think I will ever outgrow being scared to be alone in the basement with flickering lights).

Even though I should have probably been watching the weather on the news, I opted for ABC Family to pass the time. Because I was obeying the rules of extreme weather and staying in the basement, I had no idea that a tornado was touching down above ground. Luckily, there wasn’t serious damage, and it didn’t come near my house. The tornado warning ended shortly after it began.

This slightly scary incident made me realize that I still have a lot to learn about living on my own. One year of college has definitely taught me a lot of being independent, but I obviously have a long, long way to go.

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