Does Hurricane Irene Cancel Our Date?
To all my non DC readers: if you haven’t heard, DC isn’t doing too well in the unnatural weather/disasters department lately. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse than 100+ degree summer days, along comes an earthquake with a healthy aftershock and now Hurricane Irene (cue Dexy’s Midnight Runners here).
With a hurricane looming over weekend plans, and the remote possibility that Mineral, Virginia hasn’t finished its business yet, folks are starting to make plans to hunker down and stay-in; which raises the question: do you find a date to ride out the storm with or do you go it alone?
If you’re dating someone who is a little special, then riding out a weather event with them can be a lot of fun. You get to know each other a little better, and experience what it’s like to be with them. Forever. With no place else to go except into the bowels of a Category 3 storm.
Kidding aside, it can be a fun experience. I’ve done it before and had good times watching movies, drinking wine and baking treats. Just make sure to stock up on enough food that you both like and be prepared in case Netflix on Demand goes out.
Now if you’re not dating someone special, do you ask someone if they want to “bun up” with you, or what do you do if someone asks you? Personally, I don’t believe in asking someone I don’t know that well to spend an unnatural weather event with me. I would definitely ask a group of people AND the person I like so as to make a party out of it, but that’s as far as I’ll go. I have been asked in other situations to bun up with someone and I politely refused if the invite wasn’t very appealing.
Oh, and for all the guys who do plan to ride out Irene stag, please don’t get on Grindr, or Manhunt, or Adam4Adam and get upset that no one is willing to trek outside their two-block radius to come visit you. Yes, I did brave the Thundersnow and Metro to go to Nellies during Snowmageddon for SmartAss Trivia, but I’m not risking my life for a piece of whatever it is you’re selling.
So yeah … whatever your plans are for Irene, be safe, enjoy yourself and remember: work will still be there on Monday.