- 8 years ago
It’s a nasty, nasty day outside in NYC today. My husband and I had a play we were supposed to go see today. I wasn’t really feeling up to it because for one, I feel like I’m starting to catch something, and 2, the wind Ive been hearing outside sounds awful! But, my husband already bought the tickets so I was just going to suck it up. We both got semi-dressed up and were ready to go. We walked out and before we even made it to the next house over, our umbrella was destroyed. It flipped inside out and was fighting with a vengeance so as not to be righted again. Eventually my husband wrestled it into compliance, but it was so infuriated, that it basically tried eating him. I was of course laughing so hard and helpless. He starts laughing because I’m laughing, and we just gave up on the umbrella and decided to continue on without it. Not to be outdone, the umbrella starts trying to open itself up on it’s own, so my husband had to carry it by the wet part, but that was the end of his struggle. We weren’t the only ones who gave up on our umbrella. Of the two other people as stupid as we were to go out, they weren’t using the umbrellas they carried either. We decide maybe we should take a bus the rest of the 4ish blocks we needed to walk to get to the train, but we soon realized we may need to buy a metrocard at the train station, so we set out on your way once again. We get to the corner of the street and see a downed powerline sparking. Good thing we don’t need to go that way! So we crossed and we see yet another downed powerline swinging gracefully in the air. That was enough for us. We turned to head back. I was running across the street and I felt like my body was being contorted into a C shape because of the wind strength (as in, leaning to my side, not leaning forward). We make it nearly back to our door, when my husbands suggests that we could probably just go to the grocery store now since it’s a much shorter walk. I promply look across the street and see a bright yellow pedestrian crosing sign on the ground. Can you guess what we decided? lol I probably should have taken it as a sign not to go out today when our bedroom light was faintly flickering every time the wind blew.
So now, we’re going to stay in and have pasta for dinner because that’s all that is in our cabinets. Maybe we’ll watch a movie and have popcorn with taco seasoning on it as a special treat lol