Thursday, August 31, 2006

Why I Love The East Coast In Hurricane Season

Oh, it's that time of year again. Goodie, goodie :-) That's right, Ernesto is knocking on NC's door--and Wilmington is in its first Hurricane Watch of the season. It's been raining non-stop all day. Chancellor's Walk is practically a river and some students have been sighted kayaking to class (okay, it's not that bad, but it was a joke, nyuk, nyuk). Classes have been cancelled this afternoon and tomorrow morning, so everyone's basically trapped inside the dorm together until this thing blows over (not that anyone's complaining, since hey, classes are cancelled).

Honestly, as a native Carolinian, I've seen local politicians with more wind than Ernesto. It's so funny to hear the news hype up storms like this. Hurricanes are a part of life in Carolina (we even have a hockey team named after them, w00t w00t! 'Canes Shout-out!). I doubt any of the locals are very worried about the storm. Then again, it's always nice to be prepared. Flooding's always an issue in coastal towns and it's definitely a problem on campus (I wasn't kidding about the Walk looking like a river ;-) Of course I'm praying that the damage will be minimal and that we'll all get on with our lives in a short amount of time.

But...I'm also praying that classes stay cancelled. Not that it does me much good, since most teachers assign online homework and expect you to turn it in regardless of whether or not you go to class. Alas, it is a downside of the Internet Age.

Well, I pray that anyone else in the storm's path stay safe during this time. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to swim on over to the Dining Hall (they have BBQ Wings tonight!)

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