2004-09-16

No chemistry test today

I was in the Russell Hall parking lot just after the tornado sirens began sounding. The police started driving around with their lights flashing and announcing through their public address speakers that there was a tornado warning and that people should stay off the road. A co-worker and I wandered into Russell Hall for shelter where the staff was instructing everyone to stay in hallways on the first three floors, so we found ourselves in a crowd of freshmen. The nearest activities to pass the time were some guys watching a "Jackass" DVD and other guys playing guitars. After maybe 20 minutes we got the "all clear" message and then went to experience the gameday-style gridlock on the roads that ensued after the university closed for the rest of the day.

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