Tuesday, February 07, 2006

a first.

so, i have just heard my first tornado siren. i sat here with a look of puzzlement on my face, and my co-workers had to clue me in. i said, "uh...but it's february." they said, well, they test them on the first tuesday of every month.

i have lived in this city for over a year, and i have never heard a siren being tested on the first tuesday of every month. however, our new offices are very close to the Loop, and i just heard one, so apparently the city of Chicago only cares if people downtown die from a giant funnel cloud. i can only hope i'm here in my cubicle when a tornado swoops in, and not in my apartment in Lakeview.

christ, the midwest is a weird place.

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