Hail, hail the gang’s all here!

May 14, 2007

Journal, Lauren

I love thunderstorms and bad weather.  I can’t think too much about the devastation or I start getting all sad over the cows and pets who may get pelted by hail and the farmers who are having seed washed away. But hey – as long as my mind’s a blank – I love it! 

We had a pretty good storm tonight.  I made an avocado sandwich (Wheat bread, Italian dressing, stone ground mustard…. and a little salt – don’t tell Lloyd) and watched the madness. 

Don't worry about the salt - Lloyd would never eat an avocado.

Here’s some of the hail – I waited too long to see if there was any left, so it melted a bit.  We had some quarter-sized pieces, but I didn’t want to stand out there with a quarter for size reference during the storm.  My sandwich might have gotten** wet.

Ice from the SKY, man!


** I agonized over using ‘gotten’ in that sentence.  In eighth grade Mrs. Hansen, the world’s scariest English teacher, tore into me for saying it.  “Gotten?!?!” she screamed, “GOTTEN?!?!”  I’m sure she scoffed more but I’ve successfully blocked it from my memory.  Anyway, it IS the appropriate use, so sit on it, Miss Hansen.  I wish you hadn’t gotten so  beserko. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jlawler/aue/gotten.html 


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Hail, hail the gang’s all here!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Nooo! The garden! Well, at least I got to see it a week ago.

    And thank you very much for making me paranoid now about whether or not I’m using the word “gotten” correctly. Now I’ll have wished I had gotten a better handle on AmE.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Your grammer is fine, but your spelling stinks. It’s spelled ‘aim’, and no funny capitals, either.

      Seriously, what are you talking about? American English?


  2. Peggy Said on:

    I like storms too … as long as the power doesn’t go out … but I must say your sandwich looks, well, gross.
    I still haven’t gotten, then & than down. Can you, could you, would you link me to that one? Then I’ll no.


  3. Beth Said on:

    I LOVE avacados. LOVE. I dig the sandwich, but I’d leave the Italian dressing off. We Royuks don’t do condiments much. Weird, huh? I want mine with salt and bread. Or even just the salt and forget the bread.
    And, did you know that if you want to keep avacado slices from browning after they’re cut, leave the seed in the dish with them. It works, try it.


  4. Lauren Said on:

    Ok, now the sad news. Friends of our have siding damage from the hail. I shouldn’t have been so gleeful. Dang it.


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