Today continues the weekly series, F*ing Fridays, which will coincidentally occur on Friday. I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.
Last week I dove into the word(s) Finish Line.
Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:
As in, sense of humor.
I am notorious for messing up song lyrics.
You may remember my rendition of Katy Perry’s Firework song on Day 44.
Tonight, I’ve been singing Come On Irene purposefully changing Come On Eileen to my own hurricane appropriate lyrics, in honor of the She-Ra headed up the east coast.
Today, while President Obama prepared to cut his vacation short and leave the island, the rest of us ran around purchasing last minute items.
For me, it was acquiring things we can eat if we lose power for a few days, including:
3 bags of carrots
3 tubs of hummus
2 bags of rice cakes
apples, peaches, kale
2 cans of soup
4 cans of beans
frozen chicken (to grill if we can’t cook)
As I left the store with bags upon bags in my arms I thought:
“This may the closest to I get to a Back -To-School shopping feeling this year.”
It wasn’t just errands and purchases today. I also scavenged around for my un-fair weather friends …my pink and green rain boots.
Just in case.
They have come in handy during other key moments this year.
Everyone else, who is left on the island, seemed to be doing the same today too. Finalizing errands.
Those who weren’t at the grocery store were waiting in line in front of me at Mobile for one last gas up before the storm.
After the super cheerful gas attended filled my tank (you’re not allowed to fill your own tank here) he gave my car a good pat on the trunk and said: “Have a good hurricane!”
While the coast line may be loosing its sense of security, at least our sense of humor is still in tact.
I might be singing an ironic song tonight, but I do hope everyone plays it safe this weekend. Because there’s nothing funny about what could happen.
May the last laugh be on this f*ing hurricane and not all of us.
Toora Loora Toora Loo-Rye-Aye