Friday, September 17, 2010

TGI...WTF: A Tree Falls In Brooklyn

Jeff called me last night as I was waiting for the L.A.M.B. fashion show to start, which sounds super glamorous but which actually consisted of me looking decidedly un-modely in a cardigan and flats, trying to cover a truly massive zit from the blown-out, clear-skinned, well-heeled fashionistas around me by pretending I had a really bad itch on my right temple. I probably ended up looking like I had facial psoriasis, or bedbugs. Good times.

Anyway, Jeff called, and I was all, Hi baby! I'm at a fashion show, and thank God you called because now I can hide my zit with my phone.

And he was all, Did you hear the news?

And I was all, What news? I'm in a small enclosed space with Debbie Harry and Gavin Rossdale! I hope they seal this shit in like The Truman Show.

And Jeff was like, Um, a tornado touched down in Brooklyn.

And I said, in all seriousness, Is our house still there?

And he said, joking, Probably not.

But the joke was on us, because that shit came within a block of our apartment building.


In Brooklyn, though, "Auntie Em! Auntie Em!" doesn't really sound right. Maybe, "Uncle Sauly, Uncle Sauly--it's a twista!"
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  1. A tornado in Brooklyn? WTF?

    Truman show- hysterical.

    I like to hide my zits with my baby.

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  2. A tornado in Brooklyn? WTF?

    Truman show- hysterical.

    I like to hide my zits with my baby.

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  3. Hi, New reader here.

    Scary when that kind of thing happens when you least expect it. Earlier this summer where I live we had an earthquake and a tornado touch down in the same day. Both things that we get maybe every 50 years or so. Armageddonish.

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  4. Oh my! Good humor twister Sassy! Hopefully no spinning witches on brooms in your area. When a tree falls in . . . Brooklyn . . . do people step over it?

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  5. We had a big tornado scare yesterday here in Columbus. The National Weather service was saying that if you were in a mobile home or vehicle (myself being in the later)on SR 71 (which I was) they said to move to the nearest shelter and take cover from flying debris. As a last resort 'abandon your car and lie down flat in a ditch.' So I'm trying to get home, filling my pants with my lunch, and it was SPRINKLING. SPRINKLING

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  6. nothing new yorkers can't handle. depending on what part of new york you're in, new yorkers would either:

    a) stand around it, drinking and bullshitting
    b) curse about it being in their way and walk around/over it
    c) call the fire department. because who doesn't want to see the volunteer firemen come out to play.

    i must say, though, your uncle sauly remark is spot on. it fits perfectly with a brooklynese accent.

    http://justanotherwastedday.blogspot.com

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  8. I saw that yesterday! I was thinking you were smart to choose fashion over soup, because otherwise you could have been under that TREE. Scary stuff--especially in a place where people walk everywhere and buildings are so close together. Out here in Kansas, we can see tornadoes coming, at least!

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  9. I love your street! You guys must be pulling in the big bucks. Good thing it's still there!

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  10. Wow, I remember there being tornado warnings when I lived in Philly, but I don't think we ever had anything more than strong winds. Many a fallen tree, however. Luckily no one was standing under it at the time!

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  11. I heard about that...glad your place is still there! That's crazy.

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  12. Ahh...the hide-the-zit-with-your-cellphone trick....I'm quite familiar with it. ha

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  13. i heard about there being a tornando in new yourk weird aint it.we get them here in missouri alot though

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  14. Oh wow! Not too often you'd see that. Usually it's a trailer park in the South or a little grey farm in Kansas. :) Good thing for you, 'cause it's a bitch to pick your belongings out of broken glass and tree bits. Our house was hit in Ontario when I was a kid. Crazy shit!

    Come on over and pick up 8 questions I so graciously left for you: http://mizdinah.blogspot.com/2010/09/eight-is-enough.html

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  15. what a fluke, and thankfully not harmful to you!

    i thought this was great that you captured the event and the play on words with your title is genius.

    i gave you one of my weekly awards which you can collect anytime if you like.

    be well!

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  16. I heard on the radio there were tornado warnings in Brooklyn. And I laughed, naturally, not because I am callous but because I thought the weatherman must be on crack. Boy. I won't make that mistake again.

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  17. hey, yeah, my brother called me this morning and told me about the tornado hitting his building. i couldn't believe it either until i remembered 3 years ago when there was another one that passed through sunset park while i was visiting my brother. nuts. hope everyone is okay!

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