Thursday, March 20, 2014

Weather.com Addiction - SOL, March 20


"Hi, my name is Karen and I have a slight weather.com addiction.  It's been 30 seconds since I last checked the weather."

I check the weather.com app multiple times a day on my phone, especially before the following important events:
  • outdoor parties like weddings or graduations
  • golf outings
  • recess duty week
  • pedicures
  • the days we have tickets to our local AAA professional baseball games
  • road trips
  • possible snow days
But I get even more obsessive about checking the app starting 10 days before vacation, especially a beach vacation.  In the last 10 days, I have clicked on the Hilton Head forecast at least a million times (okay, maybe not a million; I'm teaching hyperbole right now, so that might be a slight exaggeration).  And of those million times, the forecast has changed multiple times.

But a girl has to pack eventually, so I finally had to make some clothing decisions based on the latest forecast 30 seconds ago. While I know I'm incredibly overpacked, I am ready for almost any weather condition, which appears to be a good plan.

And by the way, all the books I need to read made the suitcase as well!

Head over to Two Writing Teachers blog for more slices.

7 comments:

  1. I wish MORE parents would check Weather.com before sending their kids to school and understand that saying the high is 52 does not mean that it will be 52 at 11:30 when we head to recess and dress them appropriately. Hopefully the weather at HH will meet your expectations. So jealous! Have a great time!

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  2. I'm with you. I check my weather app so many times - and I'm not going anywhere this year! Love knowing the weather. Have a fabulous trip!

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  3. I've been obsessively comparing the weather forecast for Chicago with that of Nashville. At least I'll be warmer there!

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  4. I'd be checking the weather report too! Have a terrific time!

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  5. I'm a weatherphobe as well (my husband's word). I am especially vigilant during thunderstorm season. I hope you have the BEST weather in Hilton Head and enjoy your vacation!

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  6. Are all those books you "need" to read or "want" to read, Karen? Ha! Happiest of vacations to you. I have to wait another week!

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  7. If you have your books, you will survive any kind of weather. You made me laugh with your confession of being weather.com addict. I check my app often as well, but I use Yahoo's weather app. I really don't know why. I'm guessing it was the first one I downloaded. I check the weather here, at my brother's in Tucson, at my mom's in the Carolinas, and the list goes on and on. When our weather is bad I find a place I'd rather be and follow the weather. Oh, maybe I need to go to these meetings with you. I didn't realize I had a problem until just now.

    Cathy

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