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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Excitement in Springfield

Good Gosharootie! While I may live in Connecticut, I actually work in Massachusetts. Springfield, Mass, to be exact. And boy howdy, did we have some excitement yesturday!

You may have heard about our little tornado on the news. It actually touched down less than half a mile from my company, which is nestled neatly between I-91 and the Connecticut River. The spout was pulling water right OUT of the River and into the air, which was certainly something you don't see every day. It also occured about 4:30 in the afternoon, so naturally, everyone was getting ready to go home. Our Office Manager happened to be about five minutes ahead of it, when it went over the Memorial Bridge, which she didn't realize until today, and suddenly it dawned on her what a close call she had.

As for me? Well, I usually go home at 2:00, but stayed till 3:00 since we were doing statements. I went to the Comic Book store on the way home, and KNEW NOTHING ABOUT IT, until my Sweet Babboo called up, to see if I was alright. So, I'm feeling a little sheepish. We only live fifteen miles away, and didn't get a drop, although there was a bit of wind. A storm came through later in the evening, and the sky got that weird yellowish-green color, and there was giant-sized hail, and thank goodness, it all missed us completely. But poor old Springfield is feeling a bit battered and bent today.

When reading about the ordeal on the internet this morning, I read some of the comments that people made, and after the nice ones, about how people hoped everyone was alright, there were actually people who began arguing that it was all the fault of global warming, and then the crazy Right starting calling the crazy Left names and it all degenerated into a tirade about Socialism. Because a tornado hit Massachusetts?

And I thought that Comic Book Message Board people were crazy! There are people out there who turn EVERY SINGLE POST on the Internet into a diatribe about politics, even when...heck, ESPECIALLY when the original topic has nothing to do with what they are raving about.

People are weird. I can only assume that these jackwagons are escapees from the Marvel Universe. The people in the DC Universe have too much sense.


At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Jimmy said...

I too have run into this crap before. Any Disney forum I've ever been on has been derailed because of this or Ray Bradbury forums where people pray for him.

At 11:56 PM, Blogger LissBirds said...

Even Ray Bradbury forums? Really? (He's my favorite writer.)

I'm so glad you're okay, Sally! And not knowing about it...well, ignorance is bliss, I guess?

I saw the footage of the tornado over the water and I could not believe what I was seeing. It looked really scary. Was there a lot of damage downtown?

At 7:24 AM, Anonymous lordofthewaters said...


I actually thought about you when I heard about it on NPR down here in NC. But then I remembered, "she's in CT so she's not near it". Glad to hear it passed you by without you noticing it and you and yours are safe.

At 12:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Springfield is where we went to visit Grandma a few vacations a year in the 7O's so any news like this is extra horrific with the place the city holds in my heart. Most of Dad's people are in Enfield but still...

At 3:43 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

We're about 15 miles away and barely got a drop of rain, no hail and hardly any wind. I didn't even know that it was HAPPENING...because it was Wednesday and I was reading my new comics.

It was all very very arbitrary with the damage. But West Springfield is pretty much a mess, and some of the other towns got hit pretty hard too, such as poor Monson, Brimfield and Sturbridge.

At 8:07 PM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Sally, welcome to the wonderful world we call Oklahoma!!!

At 1:13 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oh Dwayne!

(Gosh, I've missed saying that!)

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Saranga said...

Jeez. I hadn't heard about it but it sound snasty. Glad you're ok.


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