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SleepwalkerIn "we like to live dangerously" news (referring to myself in the royal "we") we've gotten rid of the satellite TV just in time for tornado season. So last night I was recovering from a marathon day of typesetting and editing, when between thunderstorms, I noticed a yellow light shining into the house beneath my bedroom shades. I looked into the kitchen. A yellow light was shining through my skylight, too. I stood under that and looked up. The whole sky was yellow.

(When you read Sleepwalker, you'll know why this is scary.)

Okay. No TV. How else do I figure out if my trailer's about to be picked up and relocated one county over? The news stations have streaming video, so I checked a couple of local news stations online, and they were playing benign pieces like, "Roof Cam Rainbow," so I figured I was probably safe. But the sky was so YELLOW.

Then I found UW is streaming weather service radio online. Yay, UW, you always come through for me! Like the time the head of your GI department took out my gall bladder. A computer voice was reading the weather, and it said the word "thunderstorms" funny. It was more like "thunderSTORMS" -- but I got the gist. Thunderstorms. Yes, I could see and hear that. That's fine. No funnel clouds. And then a different computer voice came on and started reporting the conditions in nearby cities. I found this hilarious! It was like they were playing anchorperson!

In more tornado-related stories, my thriller novella Sleepwalker is launching tomorrow. Yay!

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.


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Jun. 19th, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
I think I heard there were tornados in Minnesota? Or I was dreaming but I'd swear I heard that. Not all that far from you, relatively speaking. The internet is a wonderful place.

Looking forward to Sleepwalker.
Jun. 19th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
We'll need to make sure Chris and the kitties are okay.
Jun. 19th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
We are fine, thanks! :) But we had the yellow sky Thursday night, too! And then it was orange. And then ashes-of-roses.


Very exciting stuff!

Congrats on the release today!
Jun. 19th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
And how sad is it that this is what I kept thinking of when I saw the yellow sky?!
Jun. 19th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
I get that earworm "Red Skies at Night."
Jun. 19th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
The release is tomorrow and I'm on the edge of my seat! Agh!
Jun. 19th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
D'oh! Somehow I lost a day. :D
Jun. 19th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
And since I'd never heard of the color ashes-of-roses, I needed to look it up. How interesting! (I'm guessing you know it as a yarn/knitting aficionado.)

Jun. 19th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
Hmm. No, I don't think I know it from knitting - I think I encountered it when reading, years and years ago. Not that I can remember the book!
Jun. 19th, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
Holy cow. You live in a trailer in tornado country? Woman. Be careful. You know where your nearest shelter is, right? You are right to be very very afraid of yellow/green skies.

(My bro does too, actually. *shudder*)
Jun. 19th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
I just need to go across the street to the manager's basement if worse comes to worse. I just need to know so I can get the cats in their carriers.

I've only had to go over there twice in the last 10 years.
Jun. 19th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
Good, glad. Gotta keep my fix on, keep my dealer safe. ^^
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