I'm not crazy . . . right?

  • GingerOH

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    Feb 12, 2013 5:01 AM GMT
    First of all this has nothing to do with being gay of fitness so sorry about that but I just have to get this off my chest and see if I am indeed insane.

    Ever since I was 7 years old and saw the movie Twister I have always wanted to be a storm chaser. I either wanted to chase down tornados or be one of the people who fly the plane into the hurricanes. A nasty wind storm just rolled through my part of Ohio and I was immediately reminded of my childhood where I would go sit in the garage so I could watch the storms come through. Honestly if I had the chance to drop my college career and start chasing twisters i would take it!

    So have any of you ever wanted to chase down an F4 tornado or ride out a category 3 hurricane? If not just lie so I don't think I'm completely nuts icon_wink.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 12, 2013 5:16 AM GMT
    I used to like to sit out on the porch under out metal chairs during lightning storms ... but never considered meteorology for a career ... maybe I should have icon_smile.gif
  • shoelessj

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    Feb 12, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    you're not nuts - people do that for a living. me, i'd like to be in a high-rise with windows (i know, now THAT'S crazy) to watch such storms, so to each his own.

    have fun!
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    Feb 12, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    You're not crazy, just ... adventurous?
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 12, 2013 5:36 AM GMT
    You're insane.
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    Feb 12, 2013 5:39 AM GMT
    Everyone is crazy in their own ways. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 12, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
    I love a good storm. amazing the power and destruction in nature... .. I could chase them.... in one of those cool 'storm-chaser' trucks... all armoured up.. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:03 AM GMT
    When I was a teen and staying with my dad for the summer in Edmonton, I would sit on the balcony during thunderstorms and just watch the light show. Occasionally, you'd see a funnel cloud form...but they'd never touch down. It was cool.
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:37 PM GMT
    Maybe what you're really wanting is a free trip to Oz and then steal those slippers that matches the color of your hair. icon_razz.gif
  • tuffguyndc

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    Feb 12, 2013 2:19 PM GMT
    i will not lie to you to justify your insane idea to chase a storm. however, if that's what you wanted to do why didn't you become a meteorologist? i think a lot of things are insane that people do. i mean people who go inspect volcanoes but without them doing that then we would not be able to understand why they erupt. anhow, i say if its your dream than you should follow it
  • Import

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    Feb 12, 2013 3:09 PM GMT
    Honestly tho, dude. I feel you.
    When I was a kid (like 5th through 8th grade maybe?) I ordered VHS tapes from The Weather Channel they would sell on an 800 number hotline and it was all about storm chasers and people chasing tornadoes. Also, I looked forward to the "Tropical Update" on the weather channel during the summer months at 50 past the hour. Yeah, I was a fucking weather dork, ugh.


    I still am, but I control it more now. And besides, San Diego's weather is great, but it is fucking boring at times.

    I sometimes miss the storms of south florida, dark clouds, pissing down rain super hard, water spouts, tornado warnings gave me a sense of excitement, like some type of potential doom....that may or may not happen
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Feb 12, 2013 6:11 PM GMT

    We share the same brain....I love that kinda stuff. The awesome force of nature reminds me how much little control we have over our existence. A few years ago I lived on the 9th floor of a high rise in Alexandria, VA. My BF and I were watching a storm roll into the DC area from the west and suddenly debris in the parking lot started moving counterclockwise and updrafting towards our balcony. It was the formation of a tornado that skipped across No.Va and into MD. Thankfully no one was hurt and there was minimal damage...but was pretty fucking incredible.
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    Feb 12, 2013 6:30 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidMaybe what you're really wanting is a free trip to Oz and then steal those slippers that matches the color of your hair. icon_razz.gif

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    Great response, Erik101
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    Feb 12, 2013 6:51 PM GMT
    Yeah, I get it--pretty much the same way till I lived thru one and lost my house. Funny how you have no real concept some times till you're kissing your ass good bye.
    Hung out with a group of "chaser" here, thinking how cool they were with their souped up LAV looking mobile command center.
    Tried to find the video they made for you, where the LAV is tossed in the ditch like it was a paper cup; all the cool dudes screaming like little bitches, completely clueless and shocked that it could happen.