I’m also a bit of a dork.
This post combines both. Two’fer!
I’ve always had a fascination with storms. Hurricanes, tornadoes — well, you know what storms are.
I even thought about becoming a meteorologist at one point. This was just after I had extricated myself from my university’s engineering program (What was I thinking?) But, it was before I realized that majoring in physics probably wasn’t going to fly either. (Seriously… had I even met me?)
It is important to note that, at the time, I was rocking 6 tonnes of styling gel in my hair and both of my ears were adorned with an alternating line-up of diamond studs and gold hoops. I’m just saying that it’s probably best not to put too much stock in my judgment at the time. (Although I stand by the cowboy boots. Completely.)
So, yeah, I am the guy that watches all of those storm shows on Discovery. I don’t think that there is a single second of tornado footage that I haven’t already seen. I’ve even done some research into those storm chasing vacation dealies.
As mentioned, me = huge dork.
As you might imagine, in my role as crown prince of the geeky, I’ve been following this Hurricane Dean stuff pretty closely. And, while I am very sympathetic to the plight of all of those in it’s path, I still find myself watching it with… I guess, a detached interest.
It’s not like watching a movie, obviously, but watching CNN and reading cnn.com from the comfort of your home certainly takes away from the reality of the situation. You know?
Well, at least it did, for me, until I saw this photo from a church/shelter in the Dominican Republic.
And now I feel like a giant ass for being intrigued by something that could put such a little twerp in danger.