Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Corn, Heat, and tornado warnings: a tale of nebraska

Hello all, I just wanted to let those who read this thing, if there are any of you left, know that C and I arrived in omaha. We found a cool place, and have been busy trying to find ways to fill it up. You probably could fit 2.5 of our last apartments in here, not to mention its got super tall ceilings so it looks even bigger.
The week we first got here, we stayed in a hotel while we looked for a place. We arrived at about 1am, so had no idea what the area surrounding the hotel looked like. The next morning, i drew the curtains to see that (and i shit you not), we were surrounded by miles of corn. I had kind of just assumed that everyone was exaggerating about the corn, but, apparenly they werent. The first week we got here, there was also a heat wave. Ive felt hot before, but not humidity like this. It was almost as if I was stepping into the bathroom somewhere in hell while the devil was taking a shower. Hot and wet. This week the temperature has subsided. But, only cause they are having some of the worst thunderstorms they have had in a while here. I have never seen anything like it... and I am almost certain that the extreemness of the storms are my fault. The first storm we saw, we watched from our car. It started a few miles away, and we watched as the fork lightning struck down about 20 times or so. Looked really awesome. That one came and went over head, and i was left saying to chris "that wasnt so bad, i thought it was gunna be more scary after what everyone said about the storms". Well, 2 days later, we were home when the next one hit. It was so bad that the sky turned so dark it looked like 10pm and it was 5. The lighting and thunder went on so long that it seemed like hours, and the sky lit up so much that the street light sensor thought it was day, and it turned off half way through the storm. About 30 minutes into it, I heard this siren, turned to Chris and asked what it was, and saw with his reluctance in tellign me that it wasnt any normal siren. Apparently it was a tornado siren. Weeeeeeee. But, things are well... miss you all. t


Tom & Mel Kartmazov said...


Happy New House! (or whatever the hell you north americans say to somebody who just moved into a new place)

I love corn. I really really do. There is, however, one thing that really pisses me off about the corn we can get in vancouver. And now is the perfect time to rant about it -- SWEET CORN.

Why the hell does ALL the corn have to be sweet? When i eat corn on the cob i expect to bite into nice, hard and savory kernels, covered with salt and butter. Not the shitty sweet bubbles of corn juice they sell here. How can they call that atrocity "corn"? Bastards.

Okay i'm done now...

Do you have any pictures of your new home(town)?


CAVALRY said...

Hey I didnt know you guys were in omaha already. Email me or if you want to call we can hang out Ill help ya out 402-321-3402


Anonymous said...

sweet baby! i'm so glad you and mister found a new place- it sounds really cool!

see, i dunno, i love storms, well, the IDEA of storms maybe....when i was first reading your post, i thought it sounded so cool...until the tornado siren bit! fuckkkkkkkk! ok, now i'm gonna obsessively be watching the news and googling omaha weather on the net, just to check that you all are ok! at some point soon, we'll both be on the net at the same time, and then we can have a proper chat! i miss you like poison sweet was wonderful to see you, fuck, i just miss you so much! ok, i won't end this on such a negative note...things are going pretty good here, and without disclosing too many details (coz you never know who's reading!) suffice it to say that in a couple months i may be looking for a new place here in vancouver! so huh, maybe your predictions weren't so far off after all! lol

miss you lots, love you more
kat xxx

mrchris said...

Well i guess I missed you on your way back through Seattle. Gald you arrived safe and sound.

mama said...

Its almost as good to hear from Tom and Kat as it was to hear from you.Yea. I tried to tell people about tornado weather storms but no one could grasp the entirity of it. And when the eye of the storm hits its really weird. For hours the wind tries to eat your roof and smash your windows and then instantly, there is complete calm. Yep. Makes you feel weirded out and glancing over your shoulder, for sure.

It was great having you here and I missed seeing all of your friends.

Satin said...

Good for people to know.