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Hi, My Name Is Merrin

And I’m a friggin’ idiot. You see, I have a slight problem. I never miss Troy Dungan‘s 6:00 PM forecast on Channel 8. Kevin even set it to Tivo every night. So there I was, watching last night. I believed him when he said no rain until Thursday. I trust Troy. After all, isn’t that what they tell you to do? Trust Troy? It seems I have become one of those people who, instead of going outside, feel compelled to check the Weather Channel or ask their spouse what the weather’s like.
As I was leaving work today, I was talking to a girl who works for me. She commented on how gray and yucky it was outside, and how “the skies are about to open up”. Not true, I said. Troy said no rain until Thursday. Did I look outside? Nope. I trusted Troy. Please bear in mind that I was standing not 3 feet from the front door. The glass front door. The sliding glass front door. I turned to leave. I even made it out from under the overhang. I was still a Babe in Troyland.
Then the skies opened up, and I got drenched. I feel so betrayed.

7 Responses to “Hi, My Name Is Merrin”

  1. Angela Says:

    I guess it is better not to believe in a weather forecaster at all. All of ours are completely incompetent.

    There is the one guy that has the “three degree promise” I guess he doesn’t get that we are smart enough to realize that’s just a seven point spread.

    Don’t even get me started on the freaks who really want snow. They make it sound like each snow shower could cripple the city. Then they totally missed the one time we actually got a pretty big snow.

  2. Merrin Says:

    You should have seen the weather guys around here when the tornado hit downtown Ft. Worth a few years ago. I swear I thought they were going to have a heart attack. “OH, my GOD!!!!! IT’S A TWISTER!!!!! AND IT’S HEADED STRAIGHT TOWARD US!!!!!”

    Luckily, it was all caught on tape for future generations to mock.

  3. Brian Says:

    I read several books about chaos theory several years ago, and the first example they always used of a chaotic system was the weather. (Specifically, just convection rolls – the way the air gets heated up, rises, cools off, and then falls. There were three interrelated partial differential equations just to describe that!) I’m surprised they can predict the weather with any sort of accuracy better than the flip of a coin.

  4. Angela Says:

    There’s something fun about mocking the weather folks. I think it is because they screw up so frequently and STILL GET TO KEEP THEIR JOBS.

    Have you ever noticed the way some will take credit for nice weather? Seriously, I think someone else causes that.

    I heard of a guy in Memphis who waited to start roofing work because they were going through a rainy patch. The day the weatherman said that he promised it would be 100% sunny the guy started the roofing – they got several inches and it seeped into his house. He went down to the station and punched the forecaster.

  5. Aurora Says:

    Hey, I love Troy and if it makes you feel any better it didn’t rain where I was… oh wait what day was that again, Monday? … mmmhmmm can’t remember if it rained or not. It didn’t rain today though? 😀

    The Kiddo just said no down pour here, just a few sprinkles in the front yard, she even mowed the back yard… Must of been the forecast for my backyard. See he was right… 😀

  6. Aurora Says:

    Hey, I love Troy and if it makes you feel any better it didn’t rain where I was… oh wait what day was that again, Monday? … mmmhmmm can’t remember if it rained or not. It didn’t rain today though? 😀

    The Kiddo just said no down pour here, just a few sprinkles in the front yard, she even mowed the back yard… Must of been the forecast for my backyard. See he was right… 😀

  7. Aurora Says:

    Happy Blogger Love In Day!!! Love your site, love your humor, would love to read your book!! 🙂

    ((((hugs))))

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