I am a weather geek.
I am. I love weather. I love watching storms form. I love how changeable weather can be. I love clouds and cloud formations. I could have been a meteorologist, but totally suck at math. I was a NWS certified Skywarn spotter (CT-165) for three years. Sadly, not one severe outbreak! :o( I'd love to go tornado chasing...but only as a vacation. You couldn't pay me to live in tornado alley!
Thunderstorms are fascinating...but scare the crap out of me at night. I'm not sure if it's because I can't see the sky color (once you see a greenish-purple pre-tornado sky, you're scarred for life) or that thunder is loud and scary! I know, I hear all of you going "But thunder can't hurt you silly!", but at two in the morning, there is no rational thought!
And I totally dig meteorologists...seriously. I have had a crush on Jim Cantore since he started at the Weather Channel in 1986.
He is the definative hunk...brains, adorrrrrrable and funny as hell (thundersnow anyone?). I like another weather guy too and was crushed when the asshats at his last station dumped him after twenty-six years. It was the first time I actually sobbed about a TV personality. I actually have his final quote ("You can go to sleep now.") on my FB page. Happily, he found a new home locally. I've never met him in person, but would love to shake his hand once and thank him. :o)
The thunder is still rumbling outside. It probably will all night. I'll be keeping an eye on the radar too...just so I can sleep later!